This course provides a gentle introduction to the CVD and risk factors involve and their assessment. This course has a strong focus on accurate diagnosis and management of CVD diseases. This course also covers Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines.
This comprehensive online course has been designed based on the 3rd edition of the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Government of Fiji, under Fiji Health Sector Support Program (FHSSP) funded by Australian Government. These guidelines are targeted for healthcare professionals working in hospitals and in the primary health care settings. By following a holistic approach, these standard treatment guidelines work as the gold standards for management of cardiovascular diseases. These guidelines incorporate both pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological aspects of treatment of cardiovascular diseases to provide the learners with comprehensive treatment options for their patients. The third edition of these guidelines is based on the Australian Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines, Version 6, 2012.
After completing this online Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines, you will be able to:
- Cardiovascular risk assessment using the World Health Organization (WHO) risk assessment chart and adapting the WHO PEN (Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions for Primary Health Care) protocols.
- Behavioural risk factor modification by addressing: smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity, and stress (SNAPS) to reduce the risk of CVD.
- A section on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
- ECG images of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias for easy reference and recognition.
- Management of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), arterial and venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulation.
- Perioperative and periprocedural management of patients with CVD in noncardiac surgery.
- Advice on when to refer the patient to the next level of health care.
Module - 1: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Module - 2: Behavioural Risk Factor Modification
Module - 3: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and CVD Risk
Module - 4: Hypertension and CVD Risk
Module - 5: Dyslipidaemia and CVD Risk
Module - 6: Coronary Heart Disease and CVD Risk
Module - 7: Stable Angina and CVD Risk and Pericardial Disease and CVD Risk
Module - 8: Heart Failure and CVD Risk
Module - 9: Acute Management of Arrhythmias
Module - 10: Tachyarrhythmias and Bradyarrhythmias
Module - 11: Rheumatic Heart Disease
Module - 12: Peripheral Arterial Disease
Module - 13: Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosisand Pulmonary Embolism
Module - 14: Perioperative and Periprocedural Management of Patients with CVD in N
Module - 15: Antithrombotic Therapy
Module - 16: Patient Education and Self-Management of Drug Therapy
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
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This course provides an introduction to the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines, risk factors and their assessment. It has a strong focus on accurate diagnosis, management of CVD diseases as well as cardiovascular therapeutic guidelines.
Cardiovascular Therapeutic Guidelines
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