Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
in Primary Care
A brilliant introduction to Atrial Fibrillation management in primary care
All healthcare professionals involved in assessing, caring for and treating adults with atrial fibrillation should have sufficient and appropriate training and competencies to deliver the actions and interventions described in the NICE quality standard (QS93 (2018).”
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Explain why identifying Atrial Fibrillation is important.
Recall how to assess and identify the various presentations of Atrial Fibrillation and the investigations required in primary care.
Describe the pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation in words patients can understand.
Describe the symptoms and causes of AF in presenting patients.
Recognise the relevance and importance of finding AF in patients to prevent more serious health issues such as stroke.
Be aware of the evidence based guidelines and the NICE Quality Standard on how to care for and treat AF with pharmacological interventions.
Describe other interventions for treating AF which may be required