Learning Objectives – Cardiology

I will be heading to Surrey Memorial Hospital for my Cardiology rotation. The following are my learning objectives:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology, fundamental diagnostics, medications and non-drug measures, management and monitoring for STEMI, NSTEACS, Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Atrial fibrillation, Ventricular arrhythmias, Valvular heart disease, Hypertension/Hypertensive Crisis, Dyslipidemias
    1. Compare and contrast available antiplatelet agents for management of ACS
    2. List the different types of valvular dysfunction and the appropriate management for each of them
    3. Develop an approach to assessing and managing patients with HFrEF and HFpEF (including assessing need for ACEI, BB, MRAs, diuretics and risk factor modification, and monitoring parameters)
  2. Improve on my ability to perform physical assessments to monitor my patients’ cardiac conditions and efficacy/safety of cardiac medications
    1. Perform at least 1 physical assessment per week
  3. Improve on my knowledge of important landmark trials in cardiology and my ability to effectively apply the PICO and results of landmark trials to my patients
    1. Use evidence to identify the medications’ roles of therapy (i.e. goals of therapy), compare and contrast different therapeutic alternatives, and to justify and defend my recommendations
  4. Improve on my ability to prepare and deliver presentations in an organized and easy-to-follow manner
    1. With a focus on slowing down my pace of delivery

If possible, I would also like to complete the following procedure log (s):

  • C3.5 R2: Prepare and deliver educational seminar to nurses, physicians or other allied health care members

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