Health Innovation Manchester support Cardiac Catheter Lab training

Expert support into the Cardiac Catheter lab was given during a recent two-day training course at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in December.

The course, which was part funded by Health Innovation Manchester through the Cardiovascular Research Domain, gave 47 nurses, healthcare assistants, physiologists and radiographers basic aspects of cardiac catheter lab care.

It included topics such as heart anatomy, radiographic interpretation, ECG interpretation, pathology, stent/catheter education, different procedures, dealing with various clinical emergencies and human factor training through a mixture of lectures, quizzes and interactive sessions. The subject matter was also theoretical and all different professions in attendance were able to learn about each different aspect, which does not necessarily happen on other similar courses.

The theoretical knowledge was supported with course materials provided to the attendees, allowing the delegates to reinforce learning after the event with a permanent record of the topics covered.

Feedback from the course, which was free for attendees, was positive with attendees describing it as “helpful and interesting” and plans are in place to run the course again next year.

Staff in a lecture theatre at the Cardio Catheter Training day
Staff in a lecture theatre watching a catheter demonstration at the Cardio Catheter Training day
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