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A rare reaction with a potentially fatal outcome, Erin Wakefield describes the genetic condition that is malignant hyperthermia. This crucial lecture draws awareness to the life-saving knowledge health professionals need to have in time-pressured situations.


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Erin Wakefield Visit

Erin Wakefield is currently studying toward a master of advanced nursing via research. She holds postgraduate qualifications in clinical simulation and perioperative nursing. Erin has been a perioperative nurse for almost 20 years and is currently a perioperative clinical nurse educator in the public sector in Melbourne. She has worked in the private, public, remote, and metro perioperative settings and counts as a career highlight working in northern Kenya for Red Cross as a theatre manager. Erin has a true passion for empowering nurses through education. She is a strong advocate for graduate nurses in the perioperative setting, in particular through the development of an invested preceptorship team and the creation of a safe learning environment. Her other professional interests include multi-disciplinary simulation, research, and creating a positive learning culture through interactive, hands-on and engaging educational initiatives.


27 Total Rating(s)
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Chris Gaddes
14 Sep 2019

MH is Rarely seen in the paramedical setting, however with rapid deterioration possible and patients having increased RSI in the field by helicopter doctors it is becoming a more relevant area on road Paramedics May be exposed too.

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Lynette Felix
11 Sep 2019

Good presentation,well worth recommendation to other health professionals .

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Alison McKeough
30 Aug 2019

Very engaging!

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Trixie Dutton
12 Aug 2019

Good brief overview of malignant hyperthermia

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Mary Anne Mercado
02 Aug 2019

Highly recommended; good source information

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Linda Williscroft
02 Aug 2019

This was a very interesting topic of education. Something I was very unaware of

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Kate Danielle Thomas
25 Jul 2019

very clear and conscise.

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Matthew lawrence
20 Jul 2019

Excellent- VERY useful

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Breanna Batham
14 Jul 2019

Succinct. Informative.

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louise ann mackie
14 Jul 2019

very good clear concise in service

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Total Rating(s)  27
Published02 July 2019
Expires24 February 2020
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