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Cardiovascular Emergencies – Part One: Fundamentals

Covering basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, blood flow through the heart and basic electrocardiogram interpretation.

With statistics suggesting that 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 the ever-changing arena of cardiovascular medicine, research and treatment interventions, nurses are constantly challenged to remain up to date.

The Cardiovascular series will cover basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. It will address the essential steps in assessing emergencies of the heart and the great vessels. You will also learn about 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.

  1. Cardiovascular Emergencies – Part One: Fundamentals.
  2. Cardiovascular Emergencies - Part Two: Overview to Presentations.
  3. Cardiovascular Emergencies - Part Three: Presentations.

You should complete the course series chronologically, starting with Part One: Fundamentals.

The key topics covered in Part One of this series are:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart.
  2. Basic Electrocardiogram Interpretation.

Once you have enrolled in this Course you can begin by clicking Introduction in the list below.

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