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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)565
First Published
Updated17 February 2019
Expires 02 April 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will reinforce why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the case study that will assist you with this and your learning.

Topics
  • Case study, examinations and findings
  • Interventions, diagnosis and treatment
  • Patient education of the clinical problem presented
Need

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice.

It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history
  • Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient
  • Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient
  • Identify the presenting condition
Target Audience

Registered nurses and other health professionals working in general and acute areas will find this Course beneficial given the prevalence and seriousness of cardiovascular conditions.

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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Tracy Edwards Visit

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)565
First Published
Updated17 February 2019
Expires 02 April 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
565 Total Rating(s)
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Kristen Gordon
16 Oct 2019

Basic information but delivered well

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David Mangan
15 Oct 2019

Good overall coverage of topic.

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Kellyann Johnson
13 Oct 2019

I found this resource to be informative, for a RN who is not experienced in cardiovascular care, however it also reinforced the knowledge I do have on DVT.

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Julie Sandford
09 Oct 2019

Great

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Anu Ann Thomas
04 Oct 2019

very informative

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Lakhwinder SINGH
04 Oct 2019

Very informative

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GEORGE WHEATLEY
04 Oct 2019

it was a good resourse

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Mark Daniel O'Donoghue
03 Oct 2019

well put together, 1,hr 5 mins could be streamlined to 50 minutes odd.

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Gillian Dizon
03 Oct 2019

Very straight to the point and informative VLA!

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Suzanne Beekman-Cheney
01 Oct 2019

It has been an informative tool for assessing a patient thoroughly by recognising signs & symptoms of a potential life threatening medical condition. Anxiety can cause similar symptoms, but looking at the bigger picture regarding early changes in clinical observations & informing the MO as soon as possible regarding those changes can lead to early intervention & treatment of a life threatening condition.