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The General Patient with Cardiac Deterioration
17-25 September 2020 | The South Pacific | 24 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

This Conference will focus on cardiac assessment, and management of a patient deteriorating with a cardiac complication. It will include exploration of the role of the Nurse and or Paramedic in cardiac disease management as well as examining the Nurse’s role in the assessment of the deterioration of a patient in a surgical ward and or medical ward from cardiac complications from diagnosis through to advocacy. The content of the Conference applies also to the Nurse in the community setting with assessment of a patient deteriorating with cardiac disorders such as heart failure.

This conference is applicable to every area of Nursing, from the acute setting in the emergency department, to the ward Nurse managing a patient with cardiac complications. Cardiac disorders are increasing and are considered one of the most common disorders affecting all ages. All Nurses must have advanced knowledge of the red flags and associated clinical presentation of a patient deteriorating with a cardiac complication regardless of the primary condition of their admission.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the skills required to recognise and undertake clinical assessment of the patient with Cardiac complications inclusive of ECG interpretation of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death.
  • Review a variety of clinical conditions relating to cardiac disease and disorders.
  • Discuss cardiac disorders affecting young adults through to the older adult.
  • Discover how to apply critical thinking via a scenario-based teaching approach. Gain assertiveness skills to enhance effective communication, and timely intervention, within the healthcare team.

Our Presenter:

Anne Evans-Murray, Registered Nurse; Registered Counsellor; Certificate 1V in Assessment and Workplace Training; Upgraded certificate 1V in Training and Assessment; Diploma of Counselling (Grief and Loss, Relationship Counselling); Bachelor of Health Science; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary); Masters in Education (Curriculum Development); Graduate Certificate in Critical Care.

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.

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The Program:

DAY ONE: 17 September 2020 | Depart Sydney

1630

1830 – 1930

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

Conference Welcome and Registration Function | (Venue: TBA)

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.

DAY TWO: 18 September 2020 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

0900 – 1000

Basics of Cardiac Electrophysiology | Face to Face

In this session the Registered Nursea and or Paramedic will learn about the basics of reading ECGs and arrhythmias. Only when they understand the normal can they recognize any deviation or abnormalities. Understanding the basic values of the cardiac cycle, such as: PR interval, QRS width and QT interval is a mandatory requirement of any Nurse who manages a patient with a cardiac deterioration or an overdose situation. The content in this lecture applies to Nurses in all areas, whether they are in specialty cardiac wards or general wards. Opportunity is given to the participant to practice drawing arrhythmias and sinus rhythm on to graph paper.

This session will cover:

  • Review the responsibilities of a patient who presents with chest pain.
  • Examine the gender differences in presentation of myocardial infarction.
  • Learn how to interpret the 12 lead ECG.
  • Participate in evidence-based discussion on the role of oxygen with chest pain and the latest Australian, New Zealand guidelines (ANZCOR 2016).
  • Discuss the difference in presentation of stable and unstable angina.
  • Demonstrate on graph paper how a STEMI presents.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1000 – 1200

1400 – 1500

Acute Coronary Syndrome | Face to Face

In this session the Registered Nurse and or Paramedic will learn how to interpret the 12 lead ECG. Concepts such as stable angina and myocardial infarction will be extensively examined. This is a vital session for all Registered Nurses, not just for cardiac Nurses. Many patients in surgical or medical wards may deteriorate with a cardiac disorder, and all nurses must be able to recognise Myocardial Infarction (MI). Gender issues relating to presentation of acute coronary syndrome will be examined. Differentiating between Angina and a MI will be explored as will recognizing STEMI/NSTEMI/Angina on the 12 lead ECG.

This session will cover:

  • Review the responsibilities of a patient who presents with chest pain.
  • Examine the gender differences in presentation of myocardial infarction.
  • Learn how to interpret the 12 lead ECG.
  • Participate in evidence-based discussion on the role of oxygen with chest pain and the latest Australian, New Zealand guidelines (ANZCOR 2016).
  • Discuss the difference in presentation of stable and unstable angina.
  • Demonstrate on graph paper how a STEMI presents.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1500 – 1700

Metabolic Syndrome | Face to Face

This session will examine evidence-based research relating to the current controversy on the role of fat and sugar in the worldwide epidemic of obesity. The link from obesity to the epidemic of atrial fibrillation will be reviewed.

This session will cover:

  • Examine the causes of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Explore the controversy of the fat and sugar debate.
  • Review the worldwide epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Investigate the controversy of statins and the fat cholesterol debate.
  • Examine the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY THREE: 19 September 2020 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

0900 – 1000

Pharmacology – Sympathomimetics and beta blockers, inotropes, cardiac physiology and medication | Self-Directed Webinar

This session will cover:

  • Gain an understanding of the mode of action of sympathomimetics.
  • Gain an understanding of the mode of action of betablockers.
  • Discuss how these groups of drugs affect cardiac physiology.
  • Outline the Registered Nurse and or Paramedic’s role in safe administration.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1000 – 1200

Recognition of life-threatening arrhythmia and management of cardiac emergencies | Face to Face

This session will cover:

  • Gain an understanding of the presentation of a cardiac arrest on a rhythm strip.
  • Recognise the different types of cardiac arrest, dividing them into the shockable and non-shockable arrhythmias.
  • Discuss treatment of a life-threatening situation according to Australian New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation Guidelines.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1700

Recognition of the Difference between Syncope and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) | Face to Face

This session will cover:

  • Assessment of the Patient at risk of SCD, Long QT Syndrome, Athletes and the Heart – link to SCD, Brugada Syndrome, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and others.
  • Discuss how to examine a patient with a collapse, identifying the differences between a syncope and cardiac arrest.
  • Gain an understanding of the common causes of SCD.
  • Outline the two types of Long QT Syndrome: Heredity and Acquired
  • Discuss the Nurse’s and or Paramedic’s role in assessing a patient with an overdose of anti-depressants.
  • Explain how long-standing physical training can adversely affect the heart and increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Examine SCD death discussing Brugada and others.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY FOUR: 20 September 2020 | Onshore Noumea

Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea has various architectural styles with quaint wooden cottages existing alongside art deco properties from the 1930s and the cylindrical volumes and flat roofs of the sixties.

Take a stroll around New Caledonia’s oldest neighbourhood Faubourg Blanchot for colonial mansions and the districts of the Vallée du Tir and Vallée des Colons for simple wooden cottages and colonial homes adorned with pretty ironwork and flowering gardens of hibiscus and bougainvillea.

DAY FIVE: 21 September 2020 | Onshore Mare Island

Mare Island

On Mare, the cruise ship docks at Tadine Bay where you will be transported onto the island via tender boats.

You will be greeted with freshly picked palm leaves decorating the jetty and local women who sing traditional songs – a great way to provide us with a taste of their culture. Later on, there are traditional song and dance performed by local men and women.

DAY SIX: 22 September 2020 | Onshore Isle of Pines

Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines is a place to unwind. Here nobody rushes. The clocks run by island time. The bellies bulge from French-style cooking.

You won’t see many swaying coconut trees; instead strikingly tall pines blanket the island from tip to toe giving the impression of giant skeletal fingers reaching upwards towards the heavens.

The French connections and beauty of the Isle of Pines have made this New Caledonian island a heavenly stopover for cruise lovers.

DAY SEVEN: 23 September 2020 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours 

0900 – 1000

Heart Failure – Pathophysiology and cardiac assessment Heart Failure and acute pulmonary oedema. HFrEF. HRpEF and right sided Heart Failure | Recorded Webinar

This session will cover:

  • Examine the latest definitions of Heart Failure outlining the terms HFrEF, HFpEF and relate to cardiac physiology.
  • Gain an understanding of clinical presentation of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Oedema.
  • Discuss the effect of chronic lung disorders on right heart function and the link to right Heart Failure.
  • Review from the previous web activity how to recognise an elevated Jugular Venous Pressure.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1000 – 1100

Clinical assessment of the patient with anaphylactic shock / or cardiogenic shock | Recorded Webinar

This session will cover:

  • Examine the common causes of cardiogenic shock/anaphylactic shock.
  • Gain an understanding of how they differ.
  • Discuss the emergency treatment of shock.
  • Gain an understanding of the clinical presentation of a patient in cardiogenic or anaphylactic shock.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1100 – 1230

Auscultation of Heart sounds and measurement of JVP, valve disorders | Recorded Webinar

This session will review how to identify abnormal heart sounds as they relate to common cardiac disorders. The Nurse will apply critical thinking in recognition of a deteriorating patient relating to post cardiac intervention, complications, and deterioration of other cardiac disorders. By completion of the session the Nurse will be able to recognise the link between abnormal heart sounds and deterioration of a patient’s condition. The presenter will demonstrate step by step how to perform a cardiac assessment.

This session will cover:

  • Explore normal and abnormal heart sounds.
  • Examine the measurement of JVP as it is demonstrated.
  • Gain an understanding of the procedure on how to auscultate the heart as demonstrated by Anne in a step by step steps outline.
  • Review how abnormal heart sounds relate to the complications of MI, heart failure, endocarditis, and valve disorders.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1530

Atrial Fibrillation and atrial arrhythmias | Face to Face

In this session the Registered Nurse and or Paramedic will learn to recognise AF on the rhythm strip and identify the serious consequences of AF. It is essential that all Nurses and or Paramedics have knowledge on how to recognise this arrhythmia.

This session will cover:

  • Discuss the epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Relate the epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation to the metabolic syndrome.
  • Review the impact of AF on patient service delivery.
  • Examine the serious complications of untreated AF – reinforcing the link between AF, CVA, and heart failure.
  • Explore the nursing responsibilities of a patient who presents with new onset AF in the general wards.
  • Discuss a clinical scenario of a young male who presents with Supraventricular Tachycardia.
  • Explain the concept of synchronised cardioversion.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1530 – 1630

Complications of Myocardial Infarction (MI) and Right Ventricular MI | Face to Face

In this session the Registered Nurse and or Paramedic will learn how to recognise deterioration of a patient post MI as well as recognise Right Ventricular MI.

This session will cover:

  • Learn how to recognise Right Ventricular MI.
  • Examine the complications of Right Ventricular MI.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation of a patient who deteriorates in the ward after an Inferior MI.
  • Examine the role of a Paramedic and or Emergency Nurse in assessment of a patient with an Inferior MI.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY EIGHT: 24 September 2020 | At Sea | 6 C{PD Hours 

0900 – 1000

Assessment of a Patient with Endocarditis/Myocarditis/ Pericarditis and Others | Self-directed Webinar

This session will cover:

  • Gain an understanding of the aetiology of endocarditis and myocarditis.
  • Review the clinical assessment of a patient with these cardiac conditions.
  • Explore the increase in the incidence of endocarditis in younger populations.
  • Discuss early recognition of the serious complications of endocarditis and how this reduces the mortality rate.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1000 – 1100

Interpretation of MI and other Arrhythmias |
Self-Directed
 

In this word document activity the Registered Nurse and or Paramedic will be given opportunity to assess themselves on the essential skills of reading 12 ECGs in a patient with chest pain and other disorders.

This session will cover:

  • Gain an understanding of the presentation of a cardiac arrest on a rhythm strip.
  • Review knowledge on presentation on a 12 lead ECG of a patient with chest pain.
  • Discuss early recognition of Atrial Fibrillation on a rhythm strip and relate to a clinical scenario.Investigate the concept of “assertion and the Nurse” discussing communication strategies used in difficult situations.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1100 – 1200

Takotsubo Syndrome | Face to Face

This session will explore ST elevation on the 12 lead ECG and gain an understanding that not all presentations are myocardial infarctions. The issue of the female patient who has recently been bereaved will be highlighted – they may be suffering from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo syndrome.

This session will cover:

  • Explore clinical assessment of a patient with Takotsubo syndrome.
  • Discuss the link between bereavement and development of heart failure.
  • Investigate gender issues in the presentation with the development of Takotsubo syndrome.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1500

Unusual Presentations of Myocardial Ischemia | Face to Face

This session will cover:

  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a pregnant woman, (SCAD)/ Cocaine/ Methamphetamine and the effects on the heart, aortic dissection.
  • Review other causes of chest pain such as chest pain in women with spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
  • Examine the effects of cocaine on the heart.
  • Discuss to link between advanced atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction and cocaine.
  • Explore the pathophysiology and presentation of aortic dissection.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1500 – 1630

1630 – 1700

Evening

Communication with other Health Professionals of the Deteriorating Patient | Face to Face

In this session, strategies will be demonstrated on how to be an effective communicator and how to communicate effectively. There will be the opportunity for discussion as case studies are presented. With a focus on communicating with other professionals about clinical deterioration, the role of the expert Nurse and or Paramedic in managing challenging behaviors, and self-care when managing difficult situations.

This session will cover:

  • Investigate the concept of “assertion” discussing communication strategies used in difficult situations.
  • Explore gender differences in communication styles.
  • Review self-esteem and the link to confidence and effective communication.
  • Gain an understanding that advanced Nursing and or Paramedic skills include that of advanced communication.

Conclusion and Conference Summary | Face to Face

Farewell Reception (Venue: TBA)

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 – safe travels home..

Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY NINE: 25 September 2020 | Arrive Sydney

Disembark Sydney – safe travels!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COST

$990.00

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
  • A 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
  • 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, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

What’s not Included:

  • Travel costs
  • Cabin costs
  • Travel Insurance

What you don’t have to worry about:

  • Housework
  • Cooking Meals
  • The Boss

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