Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning (Heart-E Project)
Building on the success of the Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARS) project, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) are beginning development of the Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning (Heart-E) project.
The project has been funded through the National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease and is led by CHSS.
- The aim of the HEART-E project is to develop a free heart disease educational resource that health and social care professionals across Scotland can access.
CHSS have collaborated with key stakeholders and partners to develop an educational framework which aligns to cardiac specific areas. These areas are identified as priorities by the National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease (NACHD) and related actions as outlined as priorities by the Better Heart Disease and Stroke care Action Plan.
The educational framework underpins the cardiac specific content and drives the learning outcomes for each module.
There are 7 core level modules currently being developed across Scotland which cover the following aspects of cardiac disease:
- Healthy heart & investigations
- Primary prevention of heart disease
- Stable coronary artery disease
- Acute coronary syndromes
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Heart failure
- Palliative care in heart disease
These modules are being developed by multi-disciplinary groups and integrating interactive case studies and additional information and links.
Modules are being developed at a core level and will reflect different aspects of cardiac care delivery over the many different health & social care settings across Scotland. There is also recognition of geographical and service delivery differences.
- The target audience is health and social care trained staff who are not working in specialist roles. These staff require different levels of knowledge and skills that allow them to offer evidence-based patient-centred care and information to patients and carers presenting and living with cardiac conditions.
HEART-E is being developed across the Scottish NHS Boards and other agencies with reviewers being sought from different disciplines across Scotland as the project develops into 2013.
The steering group continues to oversee the project deliverables ensuring that the project meets the objectives within the agreed timescale and budget.
- The proposed launch for HEART-E is Autumn 2013.
For further information regarding HEART-E please contact:
Heart-E Project Manager
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
Telephone: 0131 225 6963
Email: Suzanne Bell
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