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  • 06 Aug 2013 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Chest X-Ray Demystified (interpretation of the chest X-Ray).





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    30Mins +

    Suitability
    Detailed interpretation of the chest radiograph is a skill that requires many years of clinical practice and experience.

    This programme is not intended to offer an exhaustive reference for chest x-ray diagnosis. But it will provide a useful and practical introduction to those practitioners who need to develop these skills.

    > This programme is suitable for:
    • Registered Nurses
    • Nurse Practioners in most areas
    • Junior Doctors
    • Physiotherapists


    Content

    Factors that determine technical quality
    • Penetration
    • Orientation
    • Rotation
    Systematic analysis of chest x-rays
    Features and appearance of a normal chest x-ray
    • Chest x-ray features of clinical conditions
    • Acute Left Ventricular Failure
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Consolidation due to Pneumonia
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumothorax
    • Final Assessment

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £40.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Cardiac Pacemakers.





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    1.5 Hours

    Suitability
    A permanent cardiac pacemaker is a small, implantable electronic device that is used to maintain sufficient heart rate when the hearts own natural, intrinsic pacemakers fail. Pacemakers are indicated for use in the treatment of symptomatic bradycardia. They control or replace the heart’s intrinsic electrical activity.

    Nurses and other healthcare professionals will encounter patients with cardiac pacemakers across a wide range of disciplines and this course aims to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of these devices.


    Content
    • Cardiac Pacemakers - Introduction
    • Electrophysiology
    • Indications for permanent pacemaker
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • Single and dual-chamber pacing
    • Pacemaker codes
    • Assessing pacemaker rhythm
    • Pacemaker malfunctions
    • Patient education
    • Pacemaker complications
    • Assessment

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £20.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Basic Microbiology and Routes of Transmission.





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    30Mins +

    Suitability
    Infection control is everybody’s business. Reducing infection rates will require collaborative working between various disciplines.

    An understanding of how micro organisms and transferred is essential if suitable precautionary methods are to be implemented.


    Content
    • Micro-organisms that may cause infection
    • The chain of events leading to the transmission of infection
    • Routes of transmission of infection

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £7.50

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  • 06 Aug 2013 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention.





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    2 Hours

    Suitability
    Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. It may be associated with symptoms, but may also be asymptomatic. AF is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and is a major cause of stroke.

    Early recognition and treatment can improve the quality of life and health of patients and may prevent the development of associated complications such as embolic stroke.

    This course will be of interest to most healthcare professionals.


    Content
    • Introduction to Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
    • Electrophysiology
    • Diagnosis of AF
    • Complications of AF
    • AF and Stroke
    • Management of AF
    • Drug information
    • Final assessment

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    FREE

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  • 06 Aug 2013 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interpretation.





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    2.5 Hours

    Suitability
    This course is suitable for any Healthcare Professionals who require an understanding of the significance of arterial blood gas results, the mechanisms of acid-base balance and compensation.

    It will be of particular interest to Nurses working in Accident and Emergency, Intensive Care Units (ICU) and High Dependency Units (HDU)


    Content
    • ABG parameters and oxygen transport
    • Acid-base balance
    • Acid-base disturbances
    • ABG interpretation
    • Compensation
    • Final assessment
    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £40.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 2:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Anaphylaxis and Adult Basic Life Support (BLS).





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    1 - 1.5 Hours

    Suitability
    This course will provide an overview of anaphylaxis, its causes, symptoms and treatment. It will then describe how to perform adult basic life support.

    This programme is suitable for any healthcare professional who would benefit from an understanding of anaphylaxis and adult basic life support. 
    .

    Content
    Module 1 - Anaphylaxis
    • Definition of anaphylaxis
    • Physiology of anaphylaxis
    • Anaphylaxis drug and non-drug triggers
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Treatment and advanced treatment
    • Adrenalin auto-injectors
    Module 2 - Adult Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Assessing the victim
    • Assessing breathing
    • Chest compressions
    • Rescue breaths
    • Chest compression only CPR
    Module 3 - Final Assessment

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £25.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Adult Basic Life Support (BLS).





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    1 Hour

    Suitability
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency technique used to treat individuals who have gone into cardiac arrest. CPR can be performed by healthcare professionals or by a suitably trained lay person.

    This short course will provide an overview of the knowledge and skills required to perform adult basic life support. The content of this course is based on current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines


    Content
    • Identify the signs of cardio-respiratory arrest in a collapsed individual.
    • Identify the correct steps in assessing a collapsed individual.
    • Be familiar with the techniques of rescue breaths and chest compressions.
    • Final assessment

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £10.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Acute Coronary Syndromes (diagnosis and management).





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    2.5Hours

    Suitability
    This programme will be of interest to any health professional whose patients present with chest pain.

    It will be of particular interest to paramedics, GPs and nurses involved in the early or pre-hospital management of patients with suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.

    The programme was authored by a group of specialists working within the Rural NHS Highland region in the North of Scotland.

    It's original title was "Beating Heart Disease in the Highlands".

    Content 
    • Introduction
    • Cardiac Anatomy
    • Clinical Presentations
    • Pathophysiology of ACS
    • The 12-Lead ECG
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Coronary Reperfusion
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention PCI
    • Case Studies
    • Final assessment
    • CPD certificate
    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    FREE

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  • 06 Aug 2013 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    Acute Asthma in Adults.





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    20 Mins

    Suitability
    Asthma is a common condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK.

    This short course will provide you with a quick revision of the condition and is suitable for any non-specialist healthcare professional that deals with adults with asthma.


    Content
    • What asthma is
    • How oxygen is exchanged in the lungs
    • What factors can increase the likelihood of asthma
    • The main clinical features of an acute attack
    • What place salbutamol has in asthma therapy


    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £20.00

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  • 06 Aug 2013 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    12 Lead ECG Workshop including Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).





    Course Type
    Online Learning

    Duration
    2.5 Hours

    Suitability
    This course is suitable for any healthcare professional who is responsible for the care of patients presenting with chest pain. It will be of particular interest to Nurses working in acute Medical, Accident & Emergency and Cardiac depts. and also to Paramedics.

    Content
    • Overview of cardiac anatomy & physiology
    • The coronary circulation
    • Limb leads and chest leads
    • Overview of the normal ECG complex
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome - classification and pathophysiology

    ECG appearances in:
    • ST elevation Myocardial Infarction
    • Non-ST elevation Myocardial Infarction
    • Acute Myocardial Ischaemia
    • Interactive exercises
    • Final assessment
    • CPD certificate
    • Includes free link to online cardiovascular risk factor programme on completion

    Certificate
    Electronic

    Cost
    £40.00

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