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Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

 

Telemetry, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and 12 lead ECG Seminar

31 October – 01 November 2022 | The Gold Coast | 12 CPD Hours

Seminar synopsis:

The growth of telemetry in both specialist units and general ward situations has heightened the Nurse’s responsibility to ensure their knowledge regarding cardiac arrhythmias and ECG interpretation is current and reflects best practice guidelines.

The content covered in this seminar is considered essential knowledge and clinical competence of any Nurse 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.

Seminar Learning Outcomes:

At this seminar you will:

  • Identify the three essential parameters (values) that assist with analysis of a rhythm strip.
  • Demonstrate how to work out these three parameters: PR interval, QRS width, QT interval.
  • How to interpret a 12 lead ECG
  • Explore the additional clinical scenarios of a drug overdose and post myocardial infarction and what the Nurse would observe on a rhythm strip of that patient.

You will learn:

      • The cardiac complex: waves, segments and timing intervals
      • 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 communicate 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

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. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

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-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertivness 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:

DAY One: 31 October 2022

0830 – 0900

Seminar Registration and Welcome

    0900 – 1030

    Foundational principles of ECG monitoring in critical care and ward telemetry units.

    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.

    1030 – 1100

    Morning Tea

    1100 – 1200

    Atrial Fibrillation

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

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

    Recognition of SVT and VT

    Recognition of SVT and VT will be explored at the end of this session,

    1200 – 1230

    Cardiac Group Activity

    1230 – 1330

    Lunch

    1330 – 1430

    Recognition of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias

    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:

    1. Sinus tachycardia
    2. Supraventricular tachycardia
    3. Ventricular tachycardia

    1430 – 1500

    Afternoon Tea

    1500 – 1630

    Long QT Syndrome

    We will explore hereditary Long QT interval syndrome and how it presents with often syncope or fitting and the acquired LQT interval through overdose of antidepressants and other medications.

    DAY TWO: 01 November 2022

    0900 – 1030

    Interpretation of 12 Lead ECG recognising Acute Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Infarction

    In this session we will examine how a patient with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presents and the gender issues on presentation. We will explore how to perform a 12 lead ECG and the common errors that are made. Learn to recognise the difference between angina, anterior and inferior MI on the 12 lead ECG and how to communicate your interpretation.

      1030 – 1100

      Morning Tea

        1100 – 1200

        Continuation of Acute Coronary Syndrome

        In this session, we will examine how a patient with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presents and the gender issues on presentation. We will explore how to perform a 12 lead ECG and the common errors that are made. Learn to recognise the difference between angina, anterior and inferior MI on the 12 lead ECG and how to communicate your interpretation.

          1200 – 1230

          Cardiac Group Activity

            1230 – 1330

            Lunch

            1330 – 1430

            Takotsubo Syndrome

            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.

            1430 – 1500

            Afternoon Tea

            1500 – 1600

            Life-threatening arrhythmias

            Assessment of a Collapsed Patient: Syncope in anaphylaxis or hypoglycaemia vs cardiac arrest

            In this session, there will be a discussion on the recognition of a collapsed patient to differentiate between syncope and a cardiac arrest.

            1600 – 1630

            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.

            1630 – 1700

            Summary and conclusion

            Conference Registration Cost

            $619.50 inc GST

            What’s Included

            • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
            • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
            • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
            • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
            • 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 – flights and transfers
            • Accommodation
            • Travel Insurance

            What you don’t have to worry about:

            • Housework
            • Cooking Meals
            • The Boss
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