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Lecture Overview

This revision session provides a great foundation for understanding more complex cardiac disorders. Take an opportunity to reflect on your current level of knowledge relating to cardiovascular system anatomy and physiology, and brush up on the electrical events taking place in the heart, cardiac output, and more.


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!



85 Total Rating(s)

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Claire Louise Jackson Jackson
17 Jul 2019

One of the most informative lectures I've watched.

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Darryl Tocchetti
16 Jul 2019

Would have been good to see the whole whiteboard

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Adriana Monteverde Estaba
31 May 2019

Excellent presentation

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Bronwyn Hill
31 May 2019


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Virpal Kaur Dhaliwal
31 May 2019

Very useful information.

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Kelly Whiffen
31 May 2019

Awesome lecturer

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Ruth Curtis
30 May 2019

Good resource

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Lisa Hannaford
30 May 2019


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Susan Johnson
29 May 2019

The presenter is incredibly knowledgeable but is able to give the information in a way that is easy to understand.

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Jenny Ellis
28 May 2019

This is a very comprehensive program with a huge amount of information.Much of the information would have been irrelevant to me if I had not previously worked in ICU and CCU.The name of the lecture would not have given this indication. A very knowledgeable presenter.This is obviously a lecture taken from a series of lectures as the presenter makes reference to covering things in more detail in a future topic or eg "in tomorrows lecture. Where the one presenter is providing a series of lectures that are related it would be useful to have them numbered or a suggested order to do them in. As noted in other learners comments it is extremely frustrating to not have access to the whiteboard where all the diagrams are being drawn as it is behind the dot point summary(also important) In ECG interpretation section where the presenter makes reference to how many people find it easier to relate to visual appearance of the ECG than the numerical values for height and width and drew examples ,none of this was visible to us in the video.detracting from the effectiveness of that part of the lecture