Feedback from a Cardiac Nursing Education Day

Twenty-three nurses from Hawke’s Bay primary and secondary care roles met for a study day on 22 June at the Education Centre in Hastings. Nurse Representative on the NZ Committee, Jo-Ann Downie, works with cardiac clinical nurse specialists around the country to organise these CSANZ sponsored educational events to help improve the standard of care for patients. A typical schedule for the day might cover the following topics:

  • Cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Angina/chest Pain
  • Cardiac devices
  • Cardiac assessments and examination
  • Heart Failure management
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Valvular heart disease

A Heart Foundation representative attends with resources attendees can use to assist patient education.

Participants are asked to evaluate what they thought about the presentations and topics covered. Read some feedback and a summary of the evaluation findings from a recent cardiac nursing education event here.