Document Your CPD Online for Free

All of your CPD, all in one place.

Cover image for: Clinical Detective: Cardiovascular Two
Badge from the American Nurses Credentialing Center showing that Ausmed is an accredited provider with distinction

The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Number PO342.

CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)97
First Published
Updated15 July 2018
Expires 15 July 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will reinforce why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the case study that will assist you with this and your learning.

  • 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 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 health professionals working 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.


Portrait of Sally Moyle
Sally Moyle

Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator who has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching). She is passionate about education in nursing so that we can become the best nurses possible. Sally has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, day surgery, emergency, aged care, and general surgery. See Educator Profile

Portrait of Tracy Edwards
Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)97
First Published
Updated15 July 2018
Expires 15 July 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Diagnostic Tools
Evidence-Based Practice
Clinical Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

97 Total Rating(s)
Generic portrait
Winnie Wang
27 Jan 2020

Very good

Portrait of Ralph Deoferio
Ralph Deoferio
29 Dec 2019

Good course

Generic portrait
Donna Lee Apelu
26 Dec 2019

Good presentation.

Generic portrait
Nina Carnaby
26 Nov 2019

Easy to understand, however it assumes that all participants have fun knowledge which in some cases, (hospital based nurses) they don't

Generic portrait
Jaimie Collard
19 Nov 2019

Easy to follow and includes clinical differential diagnosis tips.

Generic portrait
Lachlan Lachlan
18 Nov 2019

The course was very basic for prehospital providers

Generic portrait
Dianne Chand
25 Sep 2019

This was very well done and I loved how you used a case scenario and broke it down into little sections. This helped to think things through . Overall very well done.

Generic portrait
Angela Fraser
13 Sep 2019

very informative

Generic portrait
12 Sep 2019

This was very interesting and informative

Generic portrait
Natalie Barnes
09 Aug 2019

Good use of critical thinking and differential diagnoses