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The Deteriorating Patient, Respiratory and Cardiac Assessment Conference

Plus Bonus ECG Interpretation Workshop

30 Jan – 04 Feb 2022 | Port Douglas, Queensland | 24 CPD Hours

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Conference Program:

In this Conference we are going to explore the significance of advanced respiratory assessment by the Registered Nurse /Paramedic. We will examine the chest landmarks and demonstrate the auscultation technique. The general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient with respiratory compromise will be explained. We will also explore a variety of uncommon respiratory disorders which many of them are life-threatening.

Chest auscultation, interpretation of chest x-rays and interpretation of arterial blood gases will be explained in an easy to follow format with clinical hints and scenarios.

The second focus of the conference will be aimed at empowering all nurses to perform expert clinical assessment of a patient deteriorating with cardiac disorders.

Two vital subjects will be addressed at length, interpretation of 12 lead ECG’s and life-threatening Long QT interval syndrome – with time allowed for exercises and workbooks. Cardiac auscultation will be demonstrated and the link to deterioration and scenarios will be explained.

“The importance of expert nurses being able to interpret deterioration in ABG samples not only in the  critical care and ED but also the ward cannot be underestimated.”

Conference Learning Outcomes:

At this conference you will:

  • Discuss the general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient with respiratory compromise.
  • Explore the general cardiac assessment of a deteriorating patient with cardiac compromise.
  • Gain expert knowledge and skills in the interpretation of arrythmias and 12-lead ECG
  • Investigate communication skills and tips that will obtain immediate action for your patient from other members of the health care team

You will learn:

      • How to recognise a patient deteriorating with a respiratory disorder or condition
      • How to recognise a patient deteriorating with a cardiac disorder
      • How to interpret deterioration of a monitored patient
      • Interesting respiratory conditions such as silicosis, psittacosis and, legionnaires disease, COVID 19, and the deadly emerging C.auris
      • How to read a chest x-ray
      • The presentation on the chest x-ray of a variety of disorders such as: heart failure, pneumothorax, pneumonia and placement of various catheters
      • Of Becks Triad and relate to the deteriorating patient with a pericardiac effusion
      • The anatomy of the lung fields, examining the lobes and landmarks for auscultation
      • How to auscultate both the lungs and the heart
      • The significance of a post- operative patient who develops crackles and shortness of breath
      • The assessment of a patient who is developing life-threatening anaphylaxis
      • The effects of Illicit drugs on the heart.
      • How syncope or mild fitting can be misdiagnosed and relate this to the LQT interval syndrome
      • The vital role ward nurses have in managing a patient after an antidepressant overdose and the required knowledge of all nurses in this serious disorder of long QT
      • The difference between of ruptured aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection
      • The assessment of chest pain in a pregnant woman or in the post-partum period
      • How to perform the clinical assessment of a collapsed patient
      • The ANZCORs Resuscitation guidelines relating to PEA cardiac arrest
      • The common arrhythmia associated with a post op haemorrhage or trauma.
      • First aid technique of a patient with a snake bites
      • The effects of venom from the three common dangerous snakes in Australia

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-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:

DAY One: 30 January 2022

1700 – 1800

Conference Welcome and Registration Reception

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.

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    DAY TWO: 31 January 2022 | Conference Day 

    0900 – 0930

    Welcome to the Conference

    Housekeeping and the weeks program

      0930 – 1030

      Pandemics and Coronavirus

      In this session, we are going to explore the history and characteristics of pandemics. We will then examine the presentation and pathophysiology of the novel coronavirus (Covid 19). We will discuss how Covid 19 presents and explore the signs and symptoms comparing a mild presentation to a life-threatening situation.

      1030 – 1100

      Morning Tea

        1100 – 1230

        Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

        In this session, we are going to explore how knowledge of interpretation of ABG assists with the recognition of a deteriorating patient.

          1230 – 1330

          Lunch and Networking

            1330 – 1500

            Snakebite – recognition of respiratory deterioration

            In this session, we will first perform a practical demonstration on how to apply first aid to a snake bite victim. We will examine the two different effects of snake venom and focus on respiratory deterioration and assessment of a patient with a snake bite.

            A clinical scenario will highlight the respiratory paralysing effects of a Death Adder.

            Interesting variety of Respiratory Disorders

            In this session, we are going to explore a variety of uncommon respiratory disorders many of which are life-threatening. Deterioration in these conditions must be identified early. We will examine Tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, Candida Auris Pneumonia and the effects of Vaping on respiratory function.

            We will also examine the potential dangers associated with inhaling potting mix as well as working with birds and others. These disorders vary in presentation from mild cases to life-threatening outcomes. 

            1500 – 1530

            Afternoon Tea and Networking

            1530 – 1700

            Chest x-ray interpretation

            In this session, we will commence with examining the landmarks of a normal chest xray and the concept of density. We will explore how density changes in the chest x-ray when a patient develops deterioration due to various conditions such as heart failure, pneumothorax and pneumonia.  The nurse will also be shown how to assess for correct placement of nasogastric tube and central venous line and to recognise deterioration in a patient who has had an NG tube placed into the trachea and right lung. 

            This session is aimed at empowering nurses to recognize signs on the chest x-ray of deterioration so there is a timely intervention.

            DAY Three: 01 February 2022 

            0900 – 1030

            Lung Auscultation – part one

            In this session, we are going to explore the significance of advanced respiratory assessment by the Registered Nurse /Paramedic. We will examine the chest landmarks and demonstrate the auscultation technique. The general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient with respiratory compromise will be explained.

              1030 – 1100

              Morning Tea

                1100 – 1230

                Lung Auscultation – part two

                In this session, we are going to explore further advanced respiratory assessment.  We will examine the significance of the two adventitious (abnormal) lung sounds focusing on: crackles and wheezes. The presentation of a patient with mild to severe life-threatening anaphylaxis will be addressed. Various lung disorders will be outlines with assessment relating to lung auscultation. The aim of the session is to ensure the nurse develops knowledge and gains confidence in their assessment skills.

                AFTERNOON SESSION

                Take this time to get a bite to eat and regroup from a big morning session.

                The afternoon contains interesting self-directed respiratory learning, such as a respiratory crossword and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Quiz which will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device.

                If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

                 

                DAY Four: 02 February 2022 | Rest Day

                Explore Port Douglas

                Take this day to explore all the fantastic of Port Douglas and its surrounds – bushwalk in the Daintree, snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef or maybe board a cruise to go croc spotting.

                If you would prefer to explore with other conference attendees optional tours will be available stay tuned for the details. 

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                DAY Five: 03 February 2022 

                0900 – 1030

                Workshop: Telemetry/ECG Interpretation

                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

                  1030 – 1100

                  Morning Tea

                    1100 – 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 – 1330

                    Lunch and Networking

                    1500 – 1530

                    Afternoon Tea and Networking

                      1530 – 1700

                      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.

                        1830

                        Optional Event

                        A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

                        The GNMRC was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020, at the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. If you are a Nursing or Midwifery professional who wants to make positive changes to your community and the world, then this is the club for you.

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                        DAY Six: 04 February 2022 

                        0900 – 1030

                        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.

                        1030 – 1100

                        Morning Tea

                          1100 – 1230

                          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.

                          Assessment of a collapsed patient

                          In this session, we will explore how to perform an accurate clinical assessment of a collapsed patient. We will discuss the difference of presentation of a cardiac arrest, examining the Fast and Slow classification or shockable or non-shockable cardiac arrest. Focus will be on a cardiac arrest relating to hypovolemia, trauma, blood loss post op and the link to Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA).

                          AFTERNOON SESSION

                          Take this time to get a bite to eat and regroup from a big morning session.

                          The afternoon contains

                          interesting self-directed cardiac learning, such as cardiac crosswords and interesting arrhythmia interpretation quiz, which will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device. If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

                           

                          1700 – 1800

                          Farewell REception

                          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.

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                            Conference Registration Cost

                            $1,090.00 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
                            • 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
                            • 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 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 – flights and transfers
                            • Accommodation
                            • Optional Dinner
                            • Travel Insurance

                            What you don’t have to worry about:

                            • Housework
                            • Cooking Meals
                            • The Boss
                            Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.