Does your work require you to perform 12-lead ECGs? Do you feel confident in interpreting basic and advanced cardiac rhythms, and recognising ECG changes? Is it time you had a refresher on the use of ECGs? If so, then these two highly evaluated study days are for you. This seminar will bring you up-to-date and refresh your knowledge on this key component of a cardiac assessment. It includes:
Gain knowledge and confidence to apply these skills to your practice immediately. Book now!
8:30am - Registration and Refreshments
In order to interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs), it is essential that you understand the underlying electrophysiology and conductive mechanisms of the heart and how they impact on the heart's function. This introductory session will set the scene for the two-day program. It will rapidly refresh and review your knowledge of:
10:45am - Morning Tea
This session will help you accurately and efficiently interpret a 12-lead ECG of a patient experiencing an acute coronary syndrome. It will help you understand:
12:45pm - Lunch and Networking
This interesting session looks at the impact of chamber hypertrophy and cardiac enlargement on ECG traces, as well as how to recognise axis deviation. This session will cover:
2:45pm - Afternoon Tea
This session will aid you in identifying right and left bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks on an ECG trace. Learn how to understand clearly the distinctive features of:
4:30pm - Close of Day One of Seminar
9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
This comprehensive session will explore the distinctive features associated with diagnosing the following narrow complex tachyarrhythmias:
This challenging session will explore the distinctive features associated with diagnosing the following wide complex tachyarrhythmias:
11:00am - Morning Tea
This interesting session will explore the distinctive features associated with diagnosing heart blocks and various bradyarrhythmias, including:
1:00pm - Lunch and Networking
This challenging session will look at some unique cardiac abnormalities and patterns that may be evident on a 12-lead ECG. This session will explore ECG changes associated with:
3:15pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
This session will initially provide an overall summary for management of various arrhythmias based on the current Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Then, test how much you have learned from the entire two-day program and ask any final questions to ensure you have absolute clarity in regard to this important nursing skill.
4:45pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations
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!
The 12-lead ECG remains a cornerstone of cardiac assessment. Nurses are increasingly involved in both performing and evaluating ECGs. However, interpretation can be difficult due to the complex nature of the underlying pathology and its manifestation on an ECG. Attending this seminar will build on your existing knowledge and assist you to understand ECGs and therefore improve patient outcomes.
The purpose of this seminar is to provide all nurses with an opportunity to learn how to perform and interpret a high-quality diagnostic standard 12-lead ECG as part of an overall cardiac assessment, and to improve patient outcomes for people who display complex cardiac arrhythmias by increasing the ability to understand and interpret advanced ECGs.
3 - 4 May 2021
2 - 3 Sep 2021
21 - 22 Oct 2021
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