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Primary care nurses well versed in CVD

Almost one third of primary care nurses have had some sort of accredited training in cardiovascular conditions, according to the latest results of the Nursing in Pracitce/Omron online survey.

With five days left to go before the survey closes results are showing that the majority of primary care nurses are very comfortable working with and providing advice and support to patients with cardiovascular conditions.

However, so far results also show that, despite the current spotlight on infection control in healthcare, over 50% of practices never decontaminate their blood pressure cuffs nor change the leads on their 12-lead ECG.

If you would like to complete the survey and add your experiences and views to the mix, then click here. There is also an opportunity to win one of four £50 vouchers for Marks and Spencer. The survey closes on 31 May and a report on the results will appear in the Jul/Aug issue of Nursing in Practice magazine.