Our continued professional development courses are designed for nurses working in primary care.

Anatomy and physiology of the heart

This course provides a basic understanding of the anatomy, physiology and functions of a healthy heart. The key audience is nurses working in primary care.

60 minutes towards CPD

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Coronary artery disease / ischaemic heart disease

This course provides a basic understanding of coronary artery disease (ischaemic heart disease). It outlines the risk factors, symptoms, treatment and management of the condition.

60 minutes towards CPD

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Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This course provides a basic understanding of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. It outlines the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the conditions.

60 minutes towards CPD

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Course information

The Heart Foundation: Primary Care eLearning courses were developed in 2020 by our team of nurses and health professionals.

These courses were last updated in January 2021 and will be reviewed annually to ensure your learning is current and applicable.

Create an account for free on our eLearning platform. Once you've created an account you'll be able to choose courses you'd like to complete.

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If you already have an eLearning account with us, you can access it here.

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These are self-directed courses you can complete at your own pace. We've estimated that each course takes around 60 minutes to complete. Although some people may find they take more or less time.

We know life's busy so we made sure you can pause the course at any stage and continue where you left off next time you log in.

When you complete a course, you'll receive a certificate of completion.

If you have a question, would like to provide feedback about a course or need help with your account please email our team at hearthealthinfo@heartfoundation.org.nz

Please note, this email address is not managed 24/7. We will respond within 2-3 working days.