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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)321
Published14 March 2019
Updated14 March 2019
Reviewed11 November 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

How confident are you that you could recognise and rapidly respond to changes in your patient’s condition? Start this Course now to gain an essential refresher on how to identify, assess and prevent cardiac deterioration.

Topics

  • What are the early warning signs of cardiac deterioration?
  • How do you manage chest pain?
  • Which basic ECG changes are present in acute myocardial infarction?
  • Assessing low cardiac output states including tension pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade and pulmonary embolism...

Need

There is a significant potential for patients across any clinical setting to rapidly become unwell.

The ability to recognise and interpret clinical cues and implement timely appropriate, evidence-based interventions, has a significant positive impact on patient outcomes.

Education is essential if health professionals are to maintain knowledge and confidence of how to identify, assess and prevent clinical deterioration.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide health professionals with a basic refresher on cardiac deterioration in order to assist in the prevention of disability and premature death.

Learning Outcomes

  • Accurately assess, recognise and respond to early signs of cardiac deterioration in the patient.
  • Apply your assessment findings to consider possible causes for the deterioration.
  • Apply appropriate and timely nursing interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement measures to prevent deterioration in the patient at risk.

Target Audience

All health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the prevalence of and harm associated with cardiac deterioration.

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

Portrait of Sue de Muelenaere
Sue de Muelenaere

Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse educator. Sue completed a five-year bachelor of nursing degree in South Africa, which included training in psychiatric and community nursing and midwifery. Since then, Sue has worked extensively in the intensive care environment, during which she has presented various courses, including an honour’s degree, a diploma in intensive care, and various short cardiac and ECG courses. Sue also holds an honour’s degree in advanced nursing science (intensive care nursing) and diplomas in nursing education and nursing administration. She was the education manager in a specialised heart hospital where she was responsible for the education of all hospital staff, including non-nursing staff members. Sue is passionate about teaching. She maintains a special interest in all aspects of nursing the critically ill patient.

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)321
Published14 March 2019
Updated14 March 2019
Reviewed11 November 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Cardiovascular
Clinical Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Assessment
Hypertension
Intensive Care
Coronary Care
Emergency
Critical Care
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

321 Total Rating(s)

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Betty Wood
23 May 2019

Excellent

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Jodie Parsons
23 May 2019

Well presented.

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Helen Sebastian
22 May 2019

Execellent

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Lynda Arazie
22 May 2019

Great

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Merrilyn Lambert
22 May 2019

This was an excellent presentation. I learnt a great deal. The information was easy to understand and I found it extremely helpful.

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Patumarin Ennis
22 May 2019

reenforced my knowledges and understand how to performed my EEN work correctly under Registered Nurse supervision.

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Yuliana Christie
21 May 2019

This course has excellent value and highly recommended to improve self-confident when critical condition happened and apply my cardiac knowledge in the workplace.

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Michelle Murphy
21 May 2019

Excellent and informative

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Jennifer vale
21 May 2019

I was able to easily understand and follow the the course, it was well presented

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Alannah Niziolek
21 May 2019

Great