Clinical Detective: Cardiovascular Two

From the Clinical Detective series

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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) will reinforce why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the case study that will assist you with this and your learning.

Sections include:

  • Case study
  • Examinations
  • Findings
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment and education

Target audience:

This VLA is designed for all health professionals involved in the delivery of healthcare.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history
  2. Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient
  3. Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient
  4. Identify the presenting condition


The purpose of this Video Learning Activity (VLA) is for you to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.


We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Nurses in Australia are required to obtain a minimum of 20 continuing professional development (CPD) hours each year that relates to their context of practice in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.


Citing this Video Learning Activity

  1. Using Harvard referencing style:

    Elder, K, Moyle, S, Edwards, T & Bush, H 2018, 'Clinical Detective', Ausmed Education, viewed (insert date),

  2. Using American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition referencing style:

  3. Elder, K., Moyle, S., Edwards, T. & Bush, H. (2018). Clinical Detective [Video]. Retrieved from