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Help beat heart disease with new online training sessions

Kieron Bradshaw, 28 September 2022
Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease

World Heart Day (29 September) is an opportunity for everyone to consider how to beat cardiovascular disease, and we are using it to highlight 3 new sessions that are available within our Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease elearning programme.

The new sessions have content relevant to both primary and secondary care, including:

  • secondary care management of heart failure
  • cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation
  • transforming heart failure care across your Primary Care Network.

The sessions have been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS England, in partnership with Mid Hampshire and Southampton Community Cardiology Services, University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust and Kings College NHS Trust.

Around 7.4 million people in the UK are living with heart and circulatory diseases. This figure is expected to rise as we see an ageing population, improved survival of people with existing heart diseases, and the prevalence of comorbidities.

Our new elearning sessions seek to support healthcare teams to manage increased pressure on services, and provides training on areas including early diagnosis, reducing hospital re-admissions, and standardising and embedding high-quality care processes across Primary Care Networks.

Alongside the new content, existing sessions within the programme include:

  • An Introduction to Heart Failure and Valve Disease
  • How to Diagnose Heart Failure and Key Issues in an Echo Report
  • How to Optimise Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care
  • Heart Valve Disease – Introduction
  • Heart Valve Disease – Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
  • Heart Valve Disease – Treatment and Follow Up
  • Heart Valve Disease – Endocarditis

Each session takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and there are assessments on key learning points. Learners may download a certificate on completion of each session, to evidence professional development.

An evaluation survey is also available to capture feedback on these sessions.

Accessing the elearning

You can access the elearning via the Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease programme page.

The Heart Failure and Heart Valve Disease elearning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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