Clinical Detective: Cardiovascular

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CPD50m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 February 2021
Expires 30 May 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course reinforces why certain diagnostic tests, clinical observations and procedures are undertaken to confirm or eliminate potential cardiovascular problems. Working through a realistic case study, you will be asked a series of questions designed to encourage critical thinking and develop your professional judgment.

  • Case study, examinations and findings
  • Interventions, diagnosis and treatment
  • Patient education of the clinical problem presented.

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history.
  • Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient.
  • Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient.
  • Identify the presenting condition.
Target Audience

Registered nurses and other healthcare workers in general and acute areas will find this course beneficial, given the prevalence and seriousness of cardiovascular conditions.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

CPD50m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 February 2021
30 May 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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