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Cardiovascular Emergencies $20.00

Cardiovascular Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies

Complete this course to earn 1 CPD hour

Outlines the assessment of serious cardiovascular conditions and describes their subsequent paramedic and nursing management.

With statistics suggesting cardiovascular disease is Australia’s number one cause of death, it’s crucial that paramedic and emergency nurses be confident in assessing and managing heart patients.

In this module, you will review basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology before addressing the essential steps in assessing emergencies of the heart and the great vessels.

You will then look at cardiovascular management, covering everything from ECG interpretation, cardiac markers, differential diagnosis of chest pain and cardiogenic shock to dysrhythmias, pacemakers and pharmacological management, including beta-blocker therapy.

In the ever-changing arena of cardiovascular medicine, research and treatment interventions, nurses are constantly challenged to remain up to date. As such, this module will be of great benefit to paramedic and emergency nurses at any stage of their career.

Completing this online module accumulates one hour of CPD for nurses.

Acknowledgements Content derived from ‘Cardiovascular emergencies’ by Sarah L Massey and Brett Williams in Emergency and Trauma Care, 1st edition, by Curtis and Ramsden.