The Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub have developed an exciting new cardiovascular pathway. It is aimed at health care professionals who care for patients with cardiovascular conditions in General Practice and will be of particular interest to those who have an active role in reviewing and managing patients on an annual basis.
There are six half day virtual sessions. Each session will focus on a particular condition in line with the NHS 10 year cardiovascular disease ambitions plan.
These half day sessions can be accessed as stand-alone modules. However, we would encourage you to follow the sessions through for full benefit. You can find full details of the pathway in the programme flyer.
How to Book
You can book individual sessions via our course webpages. Alternatively, if you wish to attend ALL sessions, please email [email protected] with your name, role and practice details to make your booking.
Session 3: Atrial Fibrillation
This session, delivered via MS Teams, will focus on the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care. A current ‘hot topic’, Atrial Fibrillation forms part of the ABC trio in the NHS 10-year CVD ambitions plan, along with blood pressure and cholesterol.
In this session, you will review the pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation, understand the importance of performing a manual pulse at every opportunity and take the next steps when abnormality is detected. You will be able to identify signs and symptoms of the condition, understand the diagnosis process and recognise the immediate and long-term risks of uncontrolled AF. You will then look at the medications and the non-pharmacological treatments available.
This session will be run by Dr Rosie Heath. Rosie comes with a wealth of experience as a GPWSI in Cardiology and National speaker on AF and Heart Failure. She is the Devon CVD champion working with the cardiac network and ICS.
Cost of Course
This course is provided free of charge to members of the Primary Care Education Programme. For non-members, a charge of £60 per module (including VAT) applies.
This course is for staff working within the Cornwall healthcare economy. If you work outside Cornwall and are interested in this course, please email [email protected]
If you need to cancel a booked place on a course, please do so giving sufficient notice for the place to be reallocated. As per our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge for places cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the course start (unless otherwise stated), or failure to take up the place on the day of the course.