Access Heart Foundation and other online learning modules for health professionals.
We offer a number of modules focused on improving cardiovascular care.
You may be able to self-claim continuing professional development (CPD) points on completion of these modules. For enquiries about point allocation, please check with your professional body.
New module : Heart Failure e-learning
This module is designed to improve the knowledge and confidence of nurses and other health professionals to effectively support patients and their families with heart failure.
The module contains 11 chapters and has information on; types of heart failure and diagnosis, treatments including medications, lifestyle considerations, associated medical conditions and palliation. Practice points are included to help guide health professionals to critical information. There are also tips on how to explain this complex condition.
The module supports the use of the Heart Foundation heart failure patient resources.
My heart, my life e-learning
This resource supports nurses and other health professionals in educating their cardiac patients on heart health.
The 6 modules give evidence-based clinical information and tips to help you have conversations with patients about the key things they need to know before leaving hospital after an acute coronary syndrome admission.
It can be used in conjunction with the My heart, my life patient resource.
Online learning with other providers
Cardiovascular disease risk - assessment and management
This course from the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is based on the Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. It's available free for all health professionals.
It summarises the key recommendations, explores the concept of risk factors versus absolute risk and builds confidence in using the online absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator.
The course also introduces Heart Foundation programs and resources to support assessment and management and inspire practice changes to improve systematic assessment and management of your patients.
Asking the Question of Origin e-learning module (identification training)
This module provides training for health service staff in the acute and primary health care sectors on how to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in accordance with standard practice.
The module aims to:
- Increase your understanding of the importance, responsibilities and reasons for identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Improve your knowledge, skills and confidence to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and record identification data in line with standard practice.
This module was developed in line with the National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standards (second edition) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practice (fifth edition).