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Urgent Nursing care for Acute Cardiological Patients

Course on  Urgent Nursing care for Acute Cardiological Patients
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Course on Urgent Nursing care for Acute Cardiological Patients

Nursing helps us from the heart

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels that are the main cause of death worldwide. Every year, over 120,000 people die of cardiovascular diseases in Spain, and more than 17.5 million do so worldwide.

Due to this high prevalence, hospitals and health centers allocate a large part of their resources to this type of pathology. For this reason, we see it necessary to update and teach the basic concepts for nursing professionals that will be needed to provide complete care in cardiac emergencies.

Handling a hypertensive emergency and the different acute coronary syndromes.

As well as the different acute coronary syndromes referring the patients to the Adequate Emergency Unit.

Identifying the different heart failures.

With the aim of detecting them in the primary care.

Detecting the main cardiac arrhythmias.

The professional may refer the patient to the Emergency Unit from the beginning.


The student, nursing professional, will be able to identify and act quickly and effectively in the face of the most frequent cardiological pathologies that occur in the emergency room.

Specific competences

At the end of the course, the professional nursing student will acquire the minimum competences to:

  • Integrate the knowledge acquired and know how to face a hypertensive emergency in the first moment of care.
  • Face the different acute coronary syndromes in the emergency room and know how to refer them to the appropriate unit.
  • Identify the different cardiac insufficiencies, as well as their complications and treatment in the first moment of care.
  • Face and detect the main cardiac arrhythmias in the first line of care and their adequate referral to the specialized unit.

Teaching methodology

  • The course is taken online through the virtual classroom of Nebrija Global Campus. The lectures scheduled in a calendar previously communicated to the students are broadcast live with the professor's initial teaching presentation and later an interaction with the students to answer questions and present clinical cases.
  • Lectures and syllabus with audiovisual support.
  • Teaching material and bibliography provided by teachers.
  • Interactive forum.
  • Exercises for students with follow-up.
  • Personalized interactive tutoring sessions via email.
  • Evaluation: The student must follow the theoretical content and the exercises proposed by the teacher in the live or recorded sessions. The knowledge assessment will be through a multiple-choice test with 50 questions and 5 possible answers, of which only one will be correct. A minimum of 60% of correct answers will be required in order to guarantee the assimilation of concepts and the fulfillment of the objectives. Post-training assessment survey on satisfaction of expectations.

Course program

Urgent Nursing care for Acute Cardiological Patients

  • 1. Hypertensive urgency and emergency.
  • 2. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  • 3. Heart failure (HF) Left and right.
  • 4. Main cardiac arrhythmias.


MP Montse Piorno Hernández Program Management.