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New programme on congenital heart disease now available

Posted on: May 17th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the North West, North Wales and The Isle of Man Congenital Heart Disease Network to develop a new elearning programme on congenital heart disease.

An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease provides a basic but essential overview of this condition and highlights the advances in paediatric care that have resulted in increasing numbers of patients surviving into adult life.

The resource also describes the specialist services required to deliver care at every stage of life. It is aimed at all NHS clinical staff who are not specialists in this subject but may need to care for patients with congenital heart disease in their current role. The resource will also be useful for all other clinical colleagues to understand the implications of congenital heart disease, as patients will access other services within the NHS throughout their lifetime.

The programme, which takes approximately 2 hours to complete, consists of 3 modules:

  • An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease
  • An Introduction to the Neonate or Infant with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acute Presentations in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

On completion of the programme, learners will gain a good understanding of this type of heart disease and know how to contact their nearest network and helplines.

Experts from within the field of congenital heart disease developed the resource, endorsed by the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA).

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Congenital Heart Disease programme page.

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