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Lecture Overview

What do post-graduate students running a ward in a hopsital have to do with the electrical conduction pathway of the heart? Join Joanne Reading for this entertaining discussion on the anatomy and physiology of the organ close to all of our chests. A back-to-basics refresher for all healthcare professionals.


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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!




66 Total Rating(s)

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Stephanie Plackson
15 Mar 2019

I am interested in pursuing a position as a RN in a Cardiology Medical Practice. This resource has reviewed the anatomy and physiology of the heart and also has explained the process of conduction of the heart and how it will present on an ECG

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Lisa Boes
20 Feb 2019

This would be one of the best short education sessions kf cardiac anatomy and physiology i have come across in my career of 18yrs as ICU/ER nursing. I liked the analogies as well, good for memory recall.

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Madeline Miller
20 Feb 2019

Great video

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Demi Rigby-Weir
03 Jan 2019


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Limor Weingarten
26 Dec 2018

Great. I love her narrative explanations

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Marie-Therese Shields
13 Dec 2018

Very clearly delivered easterly used information.

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Cathy castleton
23 Nov 2018

Excellent presentation and lecturer made it easy to recall facts

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Lynn Broderick
29 Aug 2018

An excellent review of Cardiac A & P.

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Philip McAuley
07 Jun 2018

When the educator was talking, it would have been useful to have more diagrams on screen. Also, was quite hard to see the white board. Otherwise, great. thanks.

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Patricia Hurst
31 May 2018

Very complex & specific knowledge for certain areas of nursing