New Heart Health Resource Gets the Green Light

Educational Package for Practice Nurses and Dietitians is Launched

A new web-based educational tool, accredited by the RCN and the BDA, and supported by the Flora Institute, has been launched to help primary care practice nurses and dietitians expand their knowledge in the area of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the UK’s leading cause of mortality, and the diet and lifestyle modifications which can reduce the risk of CVD.

This training tool, found at www.hearthealthtraining.co.uk, has been developed by experts in the field of diet, physical activity and CVD, including registered dietitians, such as Paula Hunt and physical activity expert, Professor Alison McConnell, Sport Sciences Research Development at Brunel University. Feedback to date from practice nurses who initially ‘road-tested’ the resource is very positive.

Jan Procter-King, Primary Care Specialist Nurse and Editor-in-chief of British Journal of Primary Care Nursing comments “There has long been a need for this kind of resource as many people are confused with the vast array of health messages in the media. If this can help clarify the key heart health facts, perhaps we can make headway in reducing the nation’s risk of developing CVD.”

The training package will provide nurses and dietitians with the latest evidence- base on diet and physical activity and equip them with the necessary skills to deliver diet and lifestyle advice to their patients.

Key topics covered include:
• Introduction to CVD and risk factors
• Role of diet in modifying CVD risk
• Obesity and CVD 
• Role of physical activity in reducing CVD risk
• Helping patients to make lifestyle changes

The training resource has been designed to be quick and easy to use. Each section consists of case studies and student activities designed to help the user apply the learnings to their everyday practice. Completion of the free package also contributes to their professional development via learning hours.


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For further information please contact:

Emily Bunting      
Cohn & Wolfe      
Tel: +44 20 7331 5310   
E-mail: Emily_bunting@uk.cohnwolfe.com

Kate Sattelle 
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: +44 20 7331 5426
Mobile: +44 7725 654 574
E-mail: kate_sattelle@uk.cohnwolfe.com


Website address
www.hearthealthtraining.co.uk

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