Nursing in Practice Article
Beverley Bostock, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, explains the criteria for identifying and diagnosing non-valvular atrial fibrillation and provides a rationale for the treatment and ongoing management of the condition in this Nursing in Practice CPD module on improving detection and management of atrial fibrillation. The full module can be found on the Nursing in Practice Learning website.
As part of a clinical and education article for Pulse, Professor Ahmet Fuat and Dr Paul Ferenc answer crucial concerns about anticoagulation management in general practise and discuss the preferred choice of anticoagulant in patients with NVAF.
Good Housekeeping Article
Practice Nurse Article
Dr Sarah Jarvis spoke to Dr Jim Moore, PCCS President, as part of an article for Good Housekeeping on taking control of your wellbeing as we enter the new year. Dr Moore discusses the importance of home blood pressure monitoring – especially if you or anyone in your home has been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension).
Dr Jim Moore, PCCS President, spoke to Mandy Galloway, Editor at the Practice Nurse, about the importance of healthcare practices to prioritise the early diagnosis and management of hypertension, which were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss the recent updates to NICE guidelines for people with and without a history of cardiovascular disease.
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