Acute Coronary Syndromes – Diagnosis & Management

Author :  Jane Langran RN
Charge Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Andrew Call RN
Charge Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Steven Leslie BSc MB ChB RCP(Edin) FRCP(Glas)PhD
Interventional Cardiologist, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Stephen Cross MB ChB FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Glas)MD
Consultant Physician / Cardiologist, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Sue Menzies MCSP
Long Term Conditions and CHD MCN Manager, NHS Highland

Approximate learning time:  2hr 30min

Course Overview:  This programme will be of interest to any health professional whose patients present with chest pain.
It will be of particular interest to paramedics, GPs and nurses involved in the early or pre-hospital management of patients with suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Course Objective:  By the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the spectrum of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) presentations.
2. Identify the clinical signs and symptoms in ACS
3. Understand the rationale and techniques in reperfusion therapy including thrombolysis and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Course Sponsor:  This course is generously provided free of charge by Ashfield In2Focus Ltd

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