Clinical Detective: Cardiovascular Two

Cover image for: Clinical Detective: Cardiovascular Two
Accreditation Badge

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 of CPD
First Published
Updated19 October 2021
Expires 30 October 2024
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
  1. Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history
  2. Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient
  3. Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient
  4. 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.


educator profile image
Sally Moyle View profile
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
educator profile image
Tracy Edwards View profile
Tracy Edwards is a nurse practitioner at the emergency department of Modbury Public Hospital. She has experience as a practice nurse, as well as an acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy has a strong interest in vascular health, was a finalist in the “future leader” category of the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premier’s Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.
CPD time1h
First Published
Updated19 October 2021
30 October 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
Diagnostic Tools
Clinical Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology
Related Learning Hubs
Content Integrity

New Aged Care Training Passport

Learn more
Image for Aged Care Quality StandardsFree
Aged Care Quality Standards
Image for Fire Safety in Residential Aged CareFree
Fire Safety in Residential Aged Care
Image for Minimising Restrictive Practices in Aged CareFree
Minimising Restrictive Practices in Aged Care
Image for Infection Prevention and ControlFree
Infection Prevention and Control
Image for Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)Free
Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
Image for Work Health and SafetyFree
Work Health and Safety
Image for Open Disclosure and ApologyFree
Open Disclosure and Apology