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 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.
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.
- 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
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.
Day one: 16 SEPT 2021
Topics covered today will include:
- Foundational principles of ECG monitoring in critical care and ward telemetry units
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Cardiac Activity
- Recognition of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias – Cardiac arrest due to shockable arrhythmias in the ward and critical care / ED
- Sinus tachycardia
- Supraventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Long QT syndrome
Day Two: 17 SEPT 2021
Topics covered today will include:
- Interpretation of 12 Lead ECG recognising Acute Coronary Syndrome and Myocardial Infarction
- Wellen’s syndrome
- SCAD – Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
- Takotsubo syndrome
- Life-threatening arrhythmias:
Cardiac arrest due to non-shockable arrhythmias in the ward and critical care / ED – Assessment of a collapsed patient: syncope such as anaphylaxis or hypoglycaemia vs cardiac arrest
- Recognition of a paced rhythm on the telemetry monitor
It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter [Anne] and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone.
Anne Evans-Murray is so dynamic and an excellent speaker and clarified many topics for me. She is an inspiration.
Simply Awesome an outstanding presenter [Anne] who gave her all. An excellent teacher who could reach those at a basic level as well as advanced practitioners.