A comprehensive 2 day course for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in cardiology. This courses will be especially useful to those new to this speciality but will also be of use as an updater for more experienced professionals.
"Excellent teaching. Very Informative."
"Course is very relevant to my practice, even though I'm not a cardiology nurse."
"A superb 2 day course - will recommend to colleagues."
"Excellent course for anyone interested in cardiology."
Past course delegates
Physiology of the Heart (Applied physiology)
Electrophysiology - The physiology of cardiac cells, the action potential and the importance of electrolytes and troponin levels
The heart - Pericardium, myocardium and endocardium, Chordae tendineae, papillary muscles.
The Valves - Aortic, Pulmonic, Mitral and tricuspid
The blood supply to the heart
Venous blood supply
Arterial blood supply
12 lead ECG
Understanding the physiology of normal sinus rhythm
Understanding the P, Q, R, ST waveforms and their meaning
Understanding what is meant by ST elevation and ST depression
Learning the different regions of the heart and the different and where they are represented on the 12 lead ECG
ECG practical session
The different parts of a pacemaker i.e. Pulse generator the wires and the physiology of where the wires goes
Terminology i.e. threshold, failing to sense, failing to capture, over sensing
Nursing care of a patient with a temporary pacing wire
Interpret failing to sense, over sensing and failing to capture on a rhythm strip and to know how to treat
Demonstrate how to externally pace in an emergency situation - practical session
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)
Demonstration of what a balloon looks like and the external console (pump).
Recap on the physiology of the cardiac cycle.
Indications and contraindications of IABP
Understand the physiology of arterial wave forms.
Understand the physiology of the IABP wave forms.
Nursing care of a patient with an IABP.
Trouble shooting problems that may arise
Understanding Cardiac blood tests
Abnormal results and how they may affect the patient will be explained.
Cardiac drugs that may be contraindicated when blood results are abnormal will be highlighted.
The following blood results will be explained -
Learn how to preform vital signs and what the results mean in the context of the cardiac patient
Setting up arterial and central lines
Understanding the waveforms and results in the context of the acutely unwell patient.
Understanding the various haemodynamic readings and what they mean
Evidence based drugs used in the acute cardiac care settings
The following drugs will be explained in the context of their physiology, usages, effects and side effects:
Management of peri and cardiac arrest scenarios in accordance with current ALS guidelines.
A number of case scenarios will be discussed.