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Cardiovascular Healthcare Training

Published: November 20, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9271

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  • Instructor's Guide Village Healthcare Handbook.doc
  • The_Village_Healthcare_Handbook-cardiovascular.zip

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Cardiovascular Training Section of The Village Healthcare Handbook is a concise, written guide to treating patients for cardiovascular health. It will establish an open source basic medical training guide to support healthcare education in the developing world. It is aimed to utilize existing training and medical assets in third world countries and create sustainable improvement in the region’s healthcare system. Furthermore, it is intended for healthcare workers in third world countries with basic medical knowledge. This section is a chapter in the greater Village Healthcare Handbook, which will include many sections with educational information on healthcare.

The Village Healthcare Handbook prior to revisions is a manual which was used from 1983-1989 to conduct a 6 month village health worker training program in Thal, Pakistan and Wazeristan in order to train Mujahideen medical personnel. A classroom and medical training clinic was operated in Thal as part of this effort. Approximately 600 Afghan medical personnel were trained using the Village Healthcare Handbook.

Educational Objectives

  1. To describe the anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system.
  2. To inform of the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular illnesses.
  3. To describe basic clinical practices testing cardiovascular health.
  4. To inform of history and physical assessment practices for cardiovascular health.
  5. To describe different diseases and treatments of the cardiovascular system.

Author Information

  • Thomas A. Nicholas, MD: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
  • Ben H. Boedeker, DVM, MD, PhD, MBA, CPE: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Ismatt Niazi: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Michael C. Wadman, MD: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • W. Bosseau Murray, MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Mary Bernhagen, BS: VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System

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Nicholas T, Boedeker B, Niazi I, Wadman M, Murray W, Bernhagen M. Cardiovascular healthcare training. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9271. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9271