Cardiac care for infants and children in the community

Title: Cardiac care for infants and children in the community
Level: 2
Learning time: 7
Guided learning hours: 2

Learning outcomes

The learner will:

Assessment criteria

The learner can:

1. Understand cardiac problems in an infant or child 1.1 Recognising the signs and symptoms of a cardiac problem affecting an infant or child
1.2 Explain the importance of getting to know the "normal" for an infant or child with a cardiac problem in their setting 
1.3 Explain what 02 SATS are and what they mean
1.4 State the THINK HEART! initiative
2. Understand how feeding difficulties are managed for an infant or child with a cardiac problem  2.1 Explain why an infant or child with a cardiac problem may be fed via NG tubes and the risks to them in the community
2.2 Explain what to do if an issue should arise when feeding via NG tubes
3. Understand how NG tubes are measured and tested  3.1 Describe the measurement and tests applied to NG Tubes 
3.2 Explain common errors that can occur in the use of NG tubes

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