Unique, practical knowledge for nurses responsible for daily management of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions.

Topic: Cardiova

Friday, 23 February 2018

This useful wall chart shows how just 5-10% weight loss improves important markers of cardiovascular health, including lipids, blood pressure, diabetes risk and inflammation.

Category: Back to Basics
Thursday, 20 December 2018

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a useful optimal value pathway on cardiovascular disease prevention from NHS RightCare. The pathway shows a number of elements of an optimal CVD prevention pathway including the evidence base, clinical interventions, information on the risk conditions and potential opportunities for improvement.

Category: Back to Basics
Monday, 15 January 2018

Our latest Back to Basics is a wallchart highlighting key features about familial hypercholesterolaemia with links to other useful information.

Category: Back to Basics
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

This month’s double Back to Basics feature focuses on coronary artery disease and understanding the differences between stable angina, unstable angina, STEMI and NSTEMI, and their secondary prevention and management in primary care.

Category: Back to Basics
Wednesday, 12 June 2019

This month’s double Back to Basics feature focuses on coronary artery disease and understanding the differences between stable angina, unstable angina, STEMI and NSTEMI, and their secondary prevention and management in primary care.

Category: Back to Basics
Tuesday, 08 May 2018

This NHS Health Check overview shows the target age groups and risk factors assessed during the process. All these details should be recorded on the primary care record.  The overview highlights the risk assessment, lifestyle management, clinical assessment and risk management processes involved in the NHS Health Check.

Category: Back to Basics
Thursday, 06 September 2018

This month’s Back to Basics summarizes the main features of the key direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs or NOACS).   These drugs are becoming a standard therapy in many settings including stroke prevention, management of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and prevention of venous thromboembolism following hip and knee replacement.

Category: Back to Basics
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Ireland and diminishes quality of life and places a burden on health care services. There is little known about CVD with regard to nurses’ health in Ireland. The overall aim of this study was to assess the lifestyle of cardiac nurses working in an acute setting for the first time in Ireland. These findings may have implications for primary care nurses.

Category: Editorial
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