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Cardiac Nursing Assessment – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Wed 02 Dec
At 06:30 pm
Duration of the course: 60 mins
Ideal for: Doctors, Nurses
Track: Clinical
Topics: Cardiac

About The Course


Understand the essential elements of a nursing cardiac assessment and correctly manage a cardiac presentation in your practice.
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020, 6.30pm-7.30pm AEDT
Duration: 60mins

Assessment is one of the important key components of any nursing practice. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia provide Registered Nurse (RN) standards for practice requiring the RN to conduct a comprehensive and systematic nursing assessment and respond effectively to unexpected or rapidly changing situations.

This webinar has been developed for practice nurses, but also provides a valuable update for other health professionals working in small teams or isolated practices who may be faced with managing a cardiac presentation with limited assistance until emergency support arrives

In the course of the one-hour webinar, you will be provided with a comprehensive approach for cardiac assessment, beginning with a head to toe assessment and progressing to primary and secondary survey.  You will also learn how to recognise cardiac ischaemia and arrythmias and apply best practice oxygen therapy guidelines.  In addition, the webinar will provide an overview of pathways for cardiac care; pain assessment and medication management so that you can achieve the best outcomes for your patient experiencing a cardiac episode.

What you will learn

  • Understand the essential elements of a nursing cardiac assessment
  • Describe nursing management of a cardiac presentation
  • Recognise cardiac ischemia and common arrythmias
  • Apply best practice oxygen therapy guidelines

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Course Instructor

Cheryl Constance
Cheryl Constance Nurse Educator

Cheryl is a Registered Nurse with clinical and management experience across acute care, primary and aged care. With a passion for quality in health care and staff development, Cheryl has been actively involved in the design of high quality clinical education with a focus on areas of identified need.

Becky Ingham-Broomfield
Becky Ingham-Broomfield Nurse Educator, Cardio-Thoracic Nursing

Becky Ingham-Broomfield is RN, BSc (Hons), MSc, CNS, and has been a nurse educator for 31 years in both the UK and Australia across the acute care and tertiary education sectors. At this time she has had roles in cardiac rehab, coronary care, intensive care, operating theatres and recovery. Becky has contributed to the a Cardio-Respiratory chapter in one nursing text, as well as other nursing text chapters, is a passionate educator who is well known for her ability to teach this topic.