CVD Category

Essentials of CVD


This Essentials of CVD programme is designed for practitioners who have recently begun to, or are preparing to, support patients with cardiovascular disease. This may include newly qualified nursing staff, HCAs and HCSWs, social care staff, or experienced healthcare professionals who have been recently deployed to support patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Study Type2 x online webinars
DurationTwo x 2 hour sessions
LevelBasic, essentials
Start DateVarious - see start dates

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Please Note: All scheduled courses (unless clearly indicated) are delivered online using an Interactive Blended Online Learning Model. This includes a blend of live webinars, workshops and Q&A sessions with clinical tutors combined with eLearning and videos; all designed to enable participants to build the knowledge and skills needed to successfully complete their course.

This CPD-accredited Essentials of CVD course is aimed at learners who are new to working with CVD patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management. If you are already working with patients with CVD and would like an update, please have a look at our Heart Failure Online Refresher course, or our range of Level 5 and 6 short courses.

Increase your knowledge and know-how

Our CVD Essentials course is delivered via two 2 hour webinars led by a highly qualified clinician, and topics covered will include:

• What we mean when we talk about CVD
• Assessment and Diagnosis, including risk assessment
• Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment pathways and how they contribute to a person centred care approach

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what CVD is and the population groups it affects
  • Recognise conditions (co-morbidities) that contribute to CVD and the impact they have on CVD symptoms
  • Explain the impact of CVD on an individual’s quality of life
  • Explain the key diagnostic tools used in CVD
  • Explain a range of pharmacological (medicine-based) and non-pharmacological (lifestyle-based) pathways used in CVD
  • Apply your learning to ‘real life’ case studies

Buying for yourself?

Please go ahead and make your purchase.

I have a code to use, what do I do?

When going through the checkout you will be presented with an option to enter a code. You should copy the code you have been sent and then paste it into the field at checkout and it will automatically adjust the value, depending on the value of the code.


Our website and eLearning work best in Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge and we advise you use one of these browsers to minimise the risk of errors or screen distortion. Please see our eLearning requirements document if you need further advice.

Buying for someone else?

You need to purchase an Essentials Workshop Learning Licence which you can then allocate to your learner/s.

I want to book my practice nurse onto this Essentials Workshop – what should I do?

If you are buying for someone else then for your example, you should purchase an Essentials Workshop Learning Licence – you are then issued with a code which you pass to the learner to book themselves onto the next suitable date.

Read more about Learning Licences here:

I need to buy for at least ten people.

We have extra support for purchasers buying learning licences at this volume, including a dedicated Partnership Manager who can help with licence usage reports, learner progress on courses and completion data. This allows you to easily demonstrate a return on your investment. We also have discounts available when bulk buying – talk to the team on to find out more.


Our website and eLearning work best in Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge and we advise you use one of these browsers to minimise the risk of errors or screen distortion. Please see our eLearning requirements document if you need further advice.

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