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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)396
Published14 March 2019
Expires14 March 2021
Review Due14 January 2020
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

Portrait of Sue de Muelenaere
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.

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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)396
Published14 March 2019
Expires14 March 2021
Review Due14 January 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Cardiovascular
Clinical Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Assessment
Hypertension
Intensive Care
Coronary Care
Emergency
Critical Care
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4.6

396 Total Rating(s)

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Emma hall
20 Jul 2019

As a paramedic, some of this, particularly the management was not relevant. The rest of the video however was informative and well delivered. I like how it is broken down into many videos and incorporates knowledge testing along the way to consolidate learnings.

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Elizabeth Mitchell
19 Jul 2019

Good

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Peta Reid
17 Jul 2019

A good overview of causes signs & symptoms & management of cardiac deterioration, ECG changes clearly explained. Some references were blogs that students cite as references and blogs are not academic sources.

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Jessica Desley Groves
17 Jul 2019

great resource, informative and to the point for time allocation.

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HAYDEN EDWARDS
12 Jul 2019

great

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Francesco Riolo
10 Jul 2019

Good overview

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Samantha thomas
08 Jul 2019

Beneficial short course in ECG and cardiovascular presentations

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Sarah Edmonds
08 Jul 2019

This resource was extremely educational and supported my learning in this area.

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Alanah howard
04 Jul 2019

educational

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Rakshya Pokhrel
27 Jun 2019

Good