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Advanced Practice for Nurses

Duration: 5 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 40 - Price: £575.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Develop a confident and safe approach to emergencies. Essential for nurses working in medical admissions units, hospital at night and outreach teams. The course develops knowledge and skills required for the recognition, assessment and immediate care of the ill medical patient.


"Excellent and very enjoyable, well worth it!"

"This course more than met my expectations from the perspective of a Heart Failure Nurse, as well as being lots of fun! Thank-you!"

"A well planned out and excellently executed course!"

Past course delegates comments, 2015

Course Content

Acute Emergencies

  • Anatomy and physiology of respiration
  • Disease processes including asthma, COPD; pneumonia; lung cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal emergencies
  • Understanding shock - aetiology; assessment and management of hypovolaemia; anaphylaxis; septic. Fluid replacement therapy

Cardiac Emergencies

  • Review of cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • 12 lead ECG interpretation - atrial, junctional & ventricular
  • Cardiac failure; Acute Myocardial Infarction; Unstable angina
  • Cardiogenic shock; Heart failure
  • Reperfusion therapy; Thrombolysis
  • Emergency cardiac drugs
  • Life threatening arrhythmias
  • Thromboembolic disease

Bloods & X-rays

  • Indications for radiographs
  • The chest X-ray; The abdominal X-ray
  • Blood results: parameters of the full blood count
  • Haemoglobin & erythrocyte physiology
  • ESR; INR and blood transfusion
  • Differential white cell count
  • Clinical electrolyte and water homeostasis
  • Hypo/hypernatraemia Potassium
  • Homeostasis Liver function tests

Physical Assessment

  • The Interview: active listening and communication,
  • Taking a clinical history and documentation
  • Systems review and physical examination
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Central nervous system
  • Abdominal
  • Prioritisation: patient's medical need
  • Legal Issues: the law; accountability; duty of care; reasonable behaviour scope of practice; consent; confidentiality

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • To develop assessment, diagnostic, reasoning and patient management

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