Please login or register to print this page.

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTORS

Arrhythmia Alliance

Event News, Featured

Arrhythmia Awareness Week, 7-13 June 2010

Now in its seventh year, Arrhythmia Awareness Week (AAAW) has been instrumental in helping to highlight heart rhythm disorders and work towards improving the diagnosis and treatment of this once largely overlooked area.

AAAW 2010, from June 7th-13th intends to raise public and medical awareness of the pulse as a means of identifying potential cardiac arrhythmias, with a ‘Know Your Pulse’ campaign.  The long term goal is for routine pulse checks to be performed in GP surgeries. For information on the ‘Know Your Pulse’ initiative, visit www.knowyourpulse.org

This year’s events for AAAW will include regional pulse check sessions where professionals educate members of the public in this simple heath check procedure. A-A will also use the week to gather data surrounding the efficacy of pulse checks.

The ‘Know Your Pulse’ campaign also reflects the Department of Health’s focus on Atrial Fibrillation as a leading cause of stroke by promoting early and effective screening.   Examples of best practice are available to view at www.atrialfibrillation.org.uk. As part of this, A-A is advocating to Primary Care Trusts that they include pulse checks in the NHS cardiovascular Health Checks and in flu clinics.

A-A and AFA have also developed supporting resources for professionals and areas looking to incorporate manual pulse checks into their practice.  These include toolkits, publications, and website materials which can be viewed, downloaded and ordered through the A-A, AFA and ‘Know Your Pulse’ websites.

Over the next few months, A-A will continue to source data relating to the benefits and costs associated with performing pulse screening.  If you would like to submit evidence or require further information about the ‘Know Your Pulse’ campaign please contact Joanna Fearnley at joanna@heartrhythmcharity.org.uk or 01789 451 823.

Published on: May 6, 2010

Members Area

Log in or Register now.

 For healthcare professionals only
Anticoagulation sky

SEARCH THE SITE

RSS FEED

Subscribe to our RSS feed
home

GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES

Sign up for our regular email newsletters & be the first to know about fresh articles and site updates.

RECENT COMMENTS

    None Found

ENDORSED BY

  • ArrhythmiaAlliance
  • Stars
  • Anticoagulation Europe
  • Atrial Fibrillation Association
 

You are not logged in

You need to be a member to print this page.
Sign up for free membership, or log in.

You are not logged in

You need to be a member to download PDF's.
Sign up for free membership, or log in.