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07/08/2023 15:03:50

CPPE launches Atrial fibrillation: improve detection and person-centred care - focal point

We are pleased to announce that the Atrial fibrillation: improve detection and person-centred care - focal point programme is now open for booking.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) contributes to around 1 in 5 strokes, and is one of the high-risk cardiovascular conditions that people continue to live with undetected. An estimated 1.5 million people in England have AF, and those affected tend to be older or living with long-term (chronic) conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure or obesity. There are an estimated further 400,000 – 600,000 people will have AF but have yet to be identified. Early detection and treatment of AF can help patients live longer, healthier lives.

This focal point will encourage you to consider your role in the detection, management and treatment of atrial fibrillation in your practice. You will consider your role and the contribution you can make in detecting people that may have atrial fibrillation, a shared decision-making approach to medicines optimization for those requiring treatment, and monitoring for people with atrial fibrillation.

In addition, you will consider how to discuss the condition and its impact on cardiovascular risk in a sensitive and person-centred way, and how to have conversations on lifestyle changes that can reduce risk and improve outcomes for people with atrial fibrillation.

This focal point is based on learning from Unit 2 of the upcoming CPPE Fundamentals of cardiovascular therapeutics e-course. A prerequisite of the focal point is to complete Unit 2 of this e-course. To complete the pre-learning you will need to book on to the Fundamentals of cardiovascular therapeutics e-course on Canvas before attending the focal point online workshop. By completing Unit 2 of the e-course, you will be able to apply the learning from the e-course in a shared environment with colleagues at the focal point workshops, taking you to a higher level of application and learning.

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