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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)420
First Published
Updated14 March 2019
Expires14 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
  • Accurately assess, recognise and respond to early signs of cardiac deterioration in the patient.
  • Apply your assessment findings to consider possible causes for the deterioration.
  • Apply appropriate and timely nursing interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement 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 Visit

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.

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)420
First Published
Updated14 March 2019
Expires14 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
420 Total Rating(s)
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Kim Carolan
17 Sep 2019

I enjoyed participating in this learning as it was all relevant to my position working in Coronary Care Unit.

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Navya jose
17 Sep 2019

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Chung Him Tong
12 Sep 2019

Great info, beneficial for every nurses.

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Gary Macreadie
11 Sep 2019

This is a good resource for providing a general overview of chest pain and management. It highlights the signs and symptoms to be alert for in watching for the deteriorating patient

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Joanne Derbyshire
10 Sep 2019

Enjoyed this and it definitely increased my knowledge.

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Kristine Jambor
10 Sep 2019

Extremely informative

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Gonda van Baarsen
07 Sep 2019

Lots of information in this course, learned heaps

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JIHYE KIM
06 Sep 2019

This course was really helpful to update my knowledge about cardiac.

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Jessica Ritchie
05 Sep 2019

Fantastic engaging short course to reinforce existing knowledge

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mary susan delos reyes
03 Sep 2019

well presented very accurate..