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New Course! The First Nations Cardiac Care Course

The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is pleased to announce the release of our newest course, the First Nations Cardiac Care Course. This course was developed with and for First Nations to assist health care providers in providing cardiac care in their communities.
 
The @YourSide Colleague® First Nations Cardiac Care Course will provide health care providers in First Nations communities with a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular disease, including risk factors, chronic disease prevention, diagnostic tests, management and treatment options and self-management. After taking this course, learners will be able to promote cardiovascular health and deliver evidence based culturally sensitive care related to cardiovascular disease.
 
Topics 
 
Module 1: Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease
 
Completing this topic will enable the learner to:
  • Define five types of cardiovascular disease
  • Identify various structures within the heart
  • Distinguish basic functions of the heart
Module 2: The Cardiac Assessment
 
Completing this topic will enable the learner to:
  • Identify the specific components of a cardiovascular health assessment
  • Recognize and know the appropriate response to signs and symptoms commonly associated with a cardiac condition
Module 3- Prevention
 
Completing this topic will enable the learner to:
  • Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Identify how to educate clients on healthy lifestyle choices
Module 4: Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis and Conditions
 
Completing this topic will enable the learner to:
  • Identify various cardiovascular diseases and the signs and symptoms associated with each condition
  • Identify the management and/or treatment options for the various cardiovascular diseases
  • Recollect factors and tests that influence how a cardiac diagnosis is made
Module 5: Cardiovascular Disease Management
 
Completing this topic will enable the learner to:
  • Identify medications used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and recognize possible side effects
  • Understand and support a Chronic Disease Prevention and Management approach across the lifespan
  • Understand how to educate clients on wholistic strategies (Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual) on staying well with cardiovascular disease
This course is now available within @YourSide Colleague®!

Questions? Please contact:

Suzanne Stephenson
Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program Engagement Liaision
1.800.463.1763, Ext. 142971
suzannestephenson@saintelizabeth.com