Weekly study10 hours
The Cardiovascular and Abdominal Systems
The course encourages you to think about the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. It will focus on anatomy and physiology as well as the examination itself.
The course will go on to concentrate on the organs and structures of the abdomen, history taking and examination, the significance of abdominal pain, and common conditions.
- Assessment of the circulatory system
- What happens when circulation goes wrong? Exploring a patient case study.
- Assessment of the abdominal system
- Abnormal findings and their implications
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Discuss the assessment process for the circulatory and abdominal systems
- Identify the ‘red flag’ findings for these systems
- Summarise the expected documentation of normal circulatory and abdominal examinations
Who is the course for?
The target audience for this course is any experienced nurse who wishes to, or finds themselves in a position to need to, extend their knowledge and skills to assess the health of their patients to diagnosis.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.