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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)550
First Published
Updated17 February 2019
Expires02 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)550
First Published
Updated17 February 2019
Expires02 April 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
550 Total Rating(s)
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Bernadette Hall
18 Sep 2019

This was a very good resource as the case study presented a rare history an in someone so young an unexpected diagnosis. It gave more awareness of how quickly a pulmonary embolism can develop and become acute very quickly as well.

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Erin Law
16 Sep 2019

Very informative - videos were the perfect length and the content was very engaging and well delivered. Even as a paramedic (not a nurse) this was highly useful to make me think of these conditions when considering potential differential diagnoses in the field.

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Angela Fraser
13 Sep 2019

was a great source to challenge thinking

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Leslie Majoros
11 Sep 2019

An interesting case study of a person, who was due to be discharged, who developed a pulmonary embolus. Though paramedic situations are different, patients with similar presentations would be strongly encouraged to be transported to the most appropriate hospital for treatment. A history of anxiety could be a masking factor of something far more sinister. Complete and thorough obs and ECG are necessary in such cases as this one.

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Mochamad Rizky
08 Sep 2019

Yes

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Nina Carnaby
05 Sep 2019

Excellent resource Clearly presented Relevant to my current position

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Anne Khristine Valera
02 Sep 2019

It is a good one..full of learnings and your past learnings will also be reinforced.

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Suzanne Cook
02 Sep 2019

Reinforced current knowledge of how critical nursing assessment is in preventing clinical deterioration. I enjoyed the patient scenario learning approach.

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Karen Rush
01 Sep 2019

Fantastic activity.

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JIHYE KIM
28 Aug 2019

This course was really helpful and great.