04 – 05 Sept 2024 | Gold Coast | 12 CPD HRS
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 anyone working in the areas of ward telemetry, coronary care, critical care and emergency Nursing. It is also key information for any 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.
Seminar Learning Outcomes
In 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.
- Learn 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 these patients
You will 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 on 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
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.
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 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 of lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.
Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences and seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertiveness 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.
Murray is currently a Nurse Educator for the Resuscitation Service at Christchurch Hospital, NZ. The role involves providing Advanced Life Support resuscitation training and education for medical, nursing, & allied health staff.
He has extensive recent experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology and the coordination of patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures and structural heart Cardiac Cath Lab procedures.
Topics covered today will include:
- Foundational principles of ECG monitoring in
critical care and ward telemetry units
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Aortic Valve Disorder and Latest Treatments
- Challenging syndromes and disorders seen in particular groups in clinical practice
- Long QT syndrome
- Polymorphic VT
Topics covered today will include:
- Interpretation of 12-Lead ECG recognising Acute
Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Infarction
- Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
- Wellen’s Syndrome
- Interventions in Cardiology
- Takotsubo syndrome
- Challenges and Assessment of a collapsed patient