Cardiovascular Surgical Care


Cardiovascular Surgical Care

This module will enable the practitioner to deliver evidence-based care for patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery and endovascular procedures.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Apply a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology, surgery and endovascular procedures to inform the provision of individualised patient care and anticipate potential adverse events.
  2. Justify a comprehensive, holistic assessment strategy for patients following cardiovascular surgery or endovascular procedures using knowledge of pathophysiology to explain the significance of abnormal findings.
  3. Make informed judgements about unpredictable events during the post-operative period, escalating care when necessary and communication effectively with the multidisciplinary team.
  4. Justify the selection of specific interventions to provide effective, integrated and high quality care for patients following cardiovascular surgery or endovascular procedures. Critically reflect upon their effectiveness, identifying appropriate alternative strategies.
  5. Critically appraise contemporary clinical guidelines and research, with reference to ethico-legal considerations, to inform a proposal to improve the quality of cardiovascular surgical care

Who is the module for? This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners working with adult patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery and endovascular procedures working in cardiovascular surgical wards, intensive and high dependency care, cath labs and cardiac theatres.

Module code: TBC

Programme entry requirements: Students should be healthcare practitioners who work with cardiovascular surgical cardiac patients.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7. The course is also offered as a undergraduate (level 6) award.

Assessment: TBC

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days

Module dates:*

  • 31 May, 7, 14, 21, 28 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leader: Emma Menzies-Gow

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc


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