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Great value course covering structures and functions of the heart, the conduction system and the three major circulatory systems.
Covering basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, blood flow through the heart and basic electrocardiogram interpretation. (more…)
This course discusses the essential steps in assessing emergencies of the heart and the great vessels, outlines serious cardiovascular conditions and describes their subsequent paramedic and nursing management. (more…)
Continuing on from Part Two, covering Pacemakers, Heart Failure, Acute Pericarditis, Aortic Aneurysm, Hypertensive Crisis.
Outlines critical Emergency Department presentations, systems and processes, including triage, disaster management and the nurse’s role.
Emergency nursing practice covers an enormous range of clinical presentations, from headaches to chest pain to broken bones. (more…)
Triage has come a long way since it was first described in 1797 during the Napoleonic wars. Originally used with military motives prioritising minor wounds of soldiers so they could return to battle. (more…)
Patients with respiratory dysfunctions are a common presentation to the ED and are seen across all age groups. Respiratory symptoms can be associated with a broad range of underlying pathologies. This course will discuss the initial assessment and treatment of several common respiratory diseases seen in the ED such as Asthma, Acute Respiratory Failure and Pneumonia. (more…)
Chest discomfort or pain is a common presenting complaint to the ED and can be associated with a number of different clinical conditions, several of which are associated with life-threatening pathology. (more…)
A poisoned patient may present with a wide range of clinical features – from no symptoms through to a life-threatening condition or the potential to deteriorate rapidly; patients should therefore always be assessed immediately (more…)
Learn more about common envenomations across Australia and New Zealand and become familiar with the presentation and management of specific envenomations. Exposure of humans to venom produces a large and varied range of symptomatology, which often results in an emergency presentation. (more…)
Explores two interrelated facets of mental illness: the prevalence and impact of mental illness in Australia and New Zealand, and the impact of culture. (more…)
This short course deals with the impact of culture on the way mental disorders are perceived and managed by clinicians, individuals and communities. (more…)
Senior managers may be the most visible leaders in the nursing hierarchy, but they are not the only people who can and do display leadership in the work environment. You can do it, too. (more…)
This course addresses the health of older persons in the context of community, looking at health promotion, discrimination and gaps in health services.
Identifies the issues surrounding Healthy Ageing and investigates the current gap between a holistic preventative approach and the existing health focus on the treatment of disease. (more…)
Explores the contemporary challenges of infectious and communicable diseases, as well as their control and prevention in emergency nursing. (more…)
One of the most basic functions of Healthcare staff is to prevent the spread of infection - yet HAIs still remain the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. Knowing the Standard Precautions is one of the fundamental ways you can contribute to preventing the spread of infection. (more…)
Healthcare-Associated Infections, or HAIs, are infections that people acquire while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a health care setting. Research shows that a significant proportion of infections can be prevented by adherence to established infection control practices. Above all, YOU are a key part of the strategy to prevent and control Healthcare-Associated Infection. (more…)
Transmission-Based Precautions are required in work-practice situations where Standard Precautions alone may be insufficient to prevent infection. (more…)
The most common reason that patients require admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) is for support of their respiratory system. This Course describes the incidence, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management of common respiratory disorders that result in acute respiratory failure.