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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)509
First Published
Updated14 March 2019
Expires 14 March 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

How confident are you that you could recognise and rapidly respond to changes in your patient’s condition? Start this Course now to gain an essential refresher on how to identify, assess and prevent cardiac deterioration.

Topics
  • What are the early warning signs of cardiac deterioration?
  • How do you manage chest pain?
  • Which basic ECG changes are present in acute myocardial infarction?
  • Assessing low cardiac output states including tension pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade and pulmonary embolism...
Need

There is a significant potential for patients across any clinical setting to rapidly become unwell.

The ability to recognise and interpret clinical cues and implement timely appropriate, evidence-based interventions, has a significant positive impact on patient outcomes.

Education is essential if registered nurses and other health professionals are to maintain knowledge and confidence of how to identify, assess and prevent clinical deterioration.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide registered nurses and other health professionals with education relating to cardiac deterioration in order to assist in the prevention of disability and premature death.

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognise and respond to common early warning signs of cardiac deterioration in the patient and possible causes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evidence for deterioration from assessment findings.
  • Provide reasoning for specific nursing interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Justify the application of recommended measures to prevent deterioration in the patient at risk.
Target Audience

Registered nurses and other health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the prevalence of and harm associated with cardiac deterioration.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Sue de Muelenaere

Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse educator. Sue completed a five-year bachelor of nursing degree in South Africa, which included training in psychiatric and community nursing and midwifery. Since then, Sue has worked extensively in the intensive care environment, during which she has presented various courses, including an honour’s degree, a diploma in intensive care, and various short cardiac and ECG courses. Sue also holds an honour’s degree in advanced nursing science (intensive care nursing) and diplomas in nursing education and nursing administration. She was the education manager in a specialised heart hospital where she was responsible for the education of all hospital staff, including non-nursing staff members. Sue is passionate about teaching. She maintains a special interest in all aspects of nursing the critically-ill patient. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)509
First Published
Updated14 March 2019
Expires 14 March 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Cardiovascular
Clinical Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Assessment
Hypertension
Intensive Care
Coronary Care
Emergency
Critical Care
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
509 Total Rating(s)
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Jiayun Gu
19 Jan 2020

Excellent for ED nurses

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Pamela Boyd
18 Jan 2020

Excellent resource, interesting and well explained and encourages me to observe, assess, document and monitor and confer with LMO to obtain the Best outcome.

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Leah Beaton
17 Jan 2020

Fantastic. I have more confidence in recognising cardiac deterioration after watching this video.

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Theresa Jansons
17 Jan 2020

Very informative

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Elise Lilleyman
16 Jan 2020

Good information

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Kalu ogbasa Charles
16 Jan 2020

Satisfied.

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Ashleigh Cook
16 Jan 2020

Really great resource very informative especially ECG changes which I struggle to read.

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Mini Uthuppu
15 Jan 2020

This resource was a bit hard to understand other than MI.

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Barbara Ford
15 Jan 2020

A great resource, comprehensive and easy to follow

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Jacqui Storey
14 Jan 2020

great