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Cardiac Assessment, Cardiac Arrythmias, and 12 Lead ECG interpretation

04 – 11 September 2022 | Cruising to Willis Island departing Brisbane | 15 CPD Hours

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Conference Synopsis:

The content covered in this seminar is considered essential knowledge and clinical competence of anyone working in the areas of ward telemetry, coronary care, critical care, and emergency Nursing. It is also key information for the Nurse working in other clinical areas who is wanting to upskill their knowledge on the interpretation of arrhythmias.

Understanding of the foundation of electrophysiology and the three parameters of measurements will aid the Nurse in recognition of any deviation from the normal cardiac rhythm.

Paramedics also interested in ECG interpretation are very welcome.

Learning Outcomes:

In this conference you will:

  • Explore the general cardiac assessment of a deteriorating patient with cardiac compromise.
  • Gain expert knowledge and skills in the interpretation of arrythmias
  • Demonstrate how to work out these three parameters: PR interval, QRS width, QT interval.
  • How to interpret a 12 lead ECG

You will also learn:

  • The foundation of interpretation of sinus rhythm
  • The presentation and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation
  • Two potentially life-threatening complications of atrial fibrillation
  • Interpretation of PEA (Pulseless Electrical Activity) and VT (Ventricular tachycardia)
  • The treatment of PEA and VT according to the Australian and New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation guidelines (ANZCOR)
  • The importance of assertive communication in getting the best outcome for your patient
  • The warning signs of impending cardiac arrest on the telemetry monitor
  • The R on T phenomenon
  • Sudden cardiac death in the youth
  • Hereditary Long QT interval syndrome
  • How a patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) presents and the gender issues on presentation
  • The common errors that are made in performing a 12 lead ECG
  • The difference between angina, anterior and inferior MI on the 12 lead ECG
  • Wellen’s syndrome
  • SCAD – Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
  • The presentation of Takotsubo syndrome
  • The recognition of a paced rhythm
  • The three common tachycardias seen on telemetry:
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Ventricular tachycardia

Who is this conference for:

Cardiac assessment and ECG interpretation is not covered widely in undergraduate courses. The individual clinician is responsible for upgrading their own knowledge and skill in the post graduate environment.

With the advent of Telemetry units in the general ward area this knowledge is now more than ever an essential skill. This conference is for Nurses and other health care clinicians who want to ensure their knowledge and skill of cardiac assessment and ECG interpretation meets current workplace requirements.

Our Presenter:

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Anne Evans-Murray

R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. 

Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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The Program:

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room and there is an online library that is open one month prior to the actual conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

DAY ONE: 04 Sept 2022 | Depart Brisbane

1600

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to the port.

1730 – 1830

Conference Welcome and Registration Function

Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

DAY TWO: 05 Sept 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

0800 – 0830

The Importance of Cardiac Assessment – Telemetry ward, critical care, emergency department

  • Nursing standards
  • Required standards of the nurse working in a ward with telemetry
  • Care of the patient on telemetry and recommended guidelines for nurses working in wards with telemetry

0830 – 1000

FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF ECG MONITORING | MONITORING A PATIENT IN CRITICAL CARE AND WARD TELEMETRY UNITS

In this session, there will be a discussion of the five foundations of interpretation of sinus rhythm.  When there is an understanding of the cardiac complex: waves, segments and timing intervals, then the nurse will be able to grasp more complex arrhythmias. This session is vital to the understanding of electrophysiology, it is the foundation for interpretation of arrhythmias and essential knowledge for all critical, coronary care and ED nurses. It is also now a requirement for all nurses working in telemetry units

    1000 – 1100

    Break

    1100 – 1200

    ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

    Atrial Fibrillation is now the most common arrhythmia in the community and is associated with high admission rates and complications.

    This session is aimed at recognition of AF, and understanding the serious complications of AF. The presenter will also examine the requirements of an RN and responsibilities for communicating about a patient in new-onset AF.

      1200 – 1300

      AORTIC ANEURYSMS AND AORTIC AND CORONARY DISSECTION

      In this session, we will explore the difference in the presentation of a patient with a Ruptured Aortic aneurysm and Aortic Dissection. We will explore clinical scenarios of two patients with an inadequate assessment which led to misdiagnosis and poor outcomes.

        1300 – 1500

        Break

        1500 – 1600

        ASSESSMENT OF A COLLAPSED PATIENT RECOGNITION OF LIFE-THREATENING ARRHYTHMIAS

        We will discuss the difference of presentation of a cardiac arrest, examining the Fast and Slow classification or shockable or non-shockable cardiac arrest.

        Cardiac arrest due to shockable arrhythmias in the ward and critical care / ED

        In this session, there will be a discussion on the recognition of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias and the warning signs of impending cardiac arrest on the telemetry monitoring such as Ventricular Ectopic Beats and the important information required of all telemetry nurses to recognise the R on T phenomenon.

        We will explore the difference between the three common tachycardias seen on telemetry:

        •  Sinus tachycardia
        • Supraventricular tachycardia
        • Ventricular tachycardia

        1600 – 1700

        ACCURATE CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF A COLLAPSED PATIENT

        • Hypoglycaemia – assessment and management
        • Anaphylaxis – assessment and management

        We will then explain a cardiac arrest due to slow or non-shockable arrhythmias. The focus of this session will be on a cardiac arrest relating to hypovolemia, trauma, blood loss post op and the link to Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA).

          DAY THREE:  06 sEPT 2022 | aIRLIE bEACH

          0700 – 1600

          Explore this port of call at your leisure

          Tropical Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef so it is the perfect place to start your cruise adventure with some snorkelling, swimming and site seeing.

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          DAY Four: 07  Sept 2022 | Cairns

          1000 – 1900

          Explore this port of call at your leisure

          Cairns has a laidback atmosphere that will encompass you once you come ashore. There is a bevy of things to do in Cairns including submarine tours of the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling tours, seawalking tours or why not enjoy the fabulous food scene. 

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          DAY Five: 08  Sept 2022 | Port Douglas

          0700 – 1700

          Explore this port of call at your leisure

          Port Douglas is a gorgeous, relaxed seaside village, perfect for all travellers – couples, families or solo travellers. It boast an extensive array of restaurants and bars, not to mention fantastic boutique shopping. While on shore you will again have the opportunity to explore the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef either immersed in the crystal clear waters or maybe on board a glass-bottom boat. Whatever you choose today you will not be disappointed.

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          DAY Six: 09  Sept 2022 | Cruising Willis Island | Conference Day

          AM

          A scenic cruise 

          Make sure you grab yourself a great spot to take in the views of Willis Island. The tiny island is an external territory of Australia, east of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. It is home to a manned Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather monitoring station, and some amazing wildlife. Experience the wedge tailed shearwaters and witness the amazing sooty terns. Taking a Willis Island cruise also means enjoying some of the best parts of Australia.

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          1000 – 1230

          INTERPRETATION OF A 12 LEAD ECG

          In this session we will examine how a patient with Acute coronary syndrome presents and the gender issues on presentation. We will explore how to perform a 12 lead ECG and the common errors that are made. We will, in this very important session, learn to recognise the difference between angina, anterior and inferior MI on the 12 lead ECG.

          1230 – 1430

          Break 

          1430 – 1600

          CARDIAC AUSCULTATION AND THE RECOGNITION OF A DETERIORATING PATIENT

          In this session, we will explore how cardiac auscultation is a vital skill for all nurses who monitor patients with cardiac disorders. It is a requirement of all higher-level nurses especially in coronary care, ED and ward nurses in cardiothoracic units. There will be an exploration of clinical skills and the practical application.

          DAY Seven: 10 Sept 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

          0700 – 0800

          ISBAR | Self-directed Webinar Recording in Conference library

          The importance of effective and clinically relevant communication.

            0800 – 0900

            Self-directed Activities available in Conference library

            • Interpretation of life-threatening arrhythmias
            • Test your Cardiac knowledge 

            0900 – 0930

            Q&A from the ECG Workshop

            0930 – 1100

            INTERPRETATION OF LQT INTERVAL SYNDROME

            In this very important session, we will examine sudden cardiac death in the youth. We will explore hereditary Long QT interval syndrome and how it presents with often syncope or fitting.

            This will be followed by the responsibilities of ward nurses, relating to the acquired LQT interval through overdose of antidepressants and other medications. This information is now considered essential knowledge for all ward nurses who are using telemetry to monitor a patient after an antidepressant overdose.

            It is expected knowledge of all critical and coronary care nurses as well as ED nurses.

             

            1100 – 1400

            Break

            1400 – 1500

            TAKOTSUBO SYNDROME AND OTHERS

            Disorders that cause ST segment and T wave changes

            In this session, we are going to explore the presentation of Takotsubo syndrome. This disorder is more commonly seen in older women. However, in recent years as we gain more understanding of the link between emotional distress and heart failure, case studies are indicating it can also occur in pre-menopausal women. We will also examine the link between the coronavirus pandemic and incidence of Takotsubo syndrome.

            Hyperkalemia and the effect on the T wave

            Nurses working in dialysis, Emergency Department and telemetry require knowledge on the effect of the T wave with hyperkalemia.

            Pericarditis, myocarditis

            These disorders are common after a viral infection or myocardial infarction. The coronavirus pandemic and the link to myocarditis will be addressed.

             

            1500 – 1600

            RECOGNITION OF A PACED RHYTHM ON THE TELEMETRY MONITOR

            We will explore the recognition of a paced rhythm while monitoring a patient with a pacemaker and recognition of complications that may occur with pacing.

            Questions and Conference Summation

             

            1800

            Conference Farewell Reception | Venue: TBA

            Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home..

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            Day Five: 11 Sept 2022 | Arrive Brisbane

            0630

            Disembark – safe travels!

            Conference Registration Cost

            $590.00 inc GST

            Costs and Inclusions

            • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
            • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
            • Conference Presenter/s that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
            • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
            • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
            • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
            • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
              The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
            • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
            • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter
            • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

            What’s not Included:

            • Travel costs
            • Cabin costs
            • Travel Insurance

            What you don’t have to worry about:

            • Housework
            • Cooking Meals
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