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Cardiac Assessment, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and 12 Lead ECG interpretation

04 – 11 September 2022 | Cruising The Great Barrier Reef departing Brisbane | 15 CPD Hrs

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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.

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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 arrhythmias
    • Demonstrate how to work out these three parameters: PR interval, QRS width, QT interval.
    • How to interpret a 12 lead ECG
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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
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 But Wait There’s More:

  • 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
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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.

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

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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Conference Program:

The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. No matter what Conference you attend, you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a fantastic all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience. The Nurses for Nurses Network combines excellent 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 the online library which is open 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/s 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 before the commencement date so you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities before, there is a two-week window after the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference. Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

Day one: 04 Sept 2022 | Depart Brisbane

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

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

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Day two: 05 Sept 2022 | at sea | Conference Day

This is a full Conference day. Topics covered today:

  • Foundational Principles of ECG Monitoring
  • Monitoring a Patient in Critical Care and Ward Telemetry Units
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysms & Aortic & Coronary Dissection
  • Assessment of a Collapsed Patient
  • Recognition of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias
  • Hypoglycaemia – assessment & management
  • Anaphylaxis – assessment and management
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Day three: 06 Sept 2022 | Airlie Beach


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

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


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 | Willis Island | Conference Day


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.

Topics covered today:

  • Interpretation of 12 Lead ECG
  • Cardiac Auscultation
  • The Deteriorating Patient
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Day Seven: 10 Sept 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

Topics covered today:

  • Interpretation of life-threatening arrhythmias
  • Test your Cardiac Knowledge
  • Interpretation of LQT Interval Syndrome
  • Takotsubo Syndrome
  • Hyperkalemia and the effect on the T wave
  • Pericarditis and Myocarditis


Farewell function

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Day Eight: 11 Sept 2022 | Arrive Brisbane

Disembark – Safe travels!


The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.

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The Venue:

Carnival Spirit

The Carnival Spirit has grown to become one of the Australians’ favourite cruise ships. Like a true Aussie, it’s laid-back, fun and friendly – and that describes the crew, your fellow passengers and the atmosphere on board.

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Let’s talk about your accommodation

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Enjoy a nightly turn-down service, room service, a personal safe, an ensuite and plenty of closet space. With all this comfort and all these standard features, you’ve gotta try real hard to get homesick.

Dining Options

You will be spoilt for choice and you can eat 24 hours a day if you want to.

We know you’ve got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

From first-class restaurants to poolside dining the Chefs on this ship aim to provide you with an exceptional culinary experience…

Relax and unwind

Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

Enjoy fabulous onboard entertainment

Here’s your chance to dip a toe into on board entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you’re ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

There’s stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

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Education at Sea

Education at Sea is an Australian business founded by experienced Nurses who wanted to offer a better alternative for CPD education for their fellow Nurses.

Cruise your way
to professional development

Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.

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Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.

Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements.

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What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults most ships have an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18. 

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

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Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can......whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship out Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

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Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can't promise - but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

Happy attendees

So glad I attended this workshop, I learnt more in to 2 days than I have in years trying to teach myself, it finally makes sense and I still remember it. Thank you Anne, you have a gift and are a sensational educator.


Telemetry, Cardiac Assessment & 12 Lead ECG | Hervey Bay

Anne Evans Murray is so dynamic and an excellent speaker and clarified many topics for me. She is an inspiration.


The Deteriorating Patient | New Zealand

It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone. And oh yes a great holiday for the family to while we learnt.


The Deteriorating Patient | New Zealand

Costs & 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 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/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/s
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

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.
The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

Registration Cost

$790.00 inc GST

All conference payments, including registrations, accommodation options and deposits, are handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.
This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.
Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

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