Diagnosis and Emergency Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias (2)

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Acute Cardiac Arrhythmias (Part 2)

ECG Diagnosis and Emergency Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Latest Course update: January 2017

This course continues exploring the clinical approach, ECG diagnosis and acute management of the patient presenting with a cardiac arrhythmia. This second part of the course introduces the clinical approach and ECG diagnosis of patients presenting with three classes of arrhythmias: irregular tachycardia, broad complex tachycardia and bradycardia. Immediate treatment priorities are considered including the clinical features of vital organ hypoperfusion, red flag arrhythmias associated with a high risk for rapid deterioration/cardiac arrest, ECG diagnosis and emergency management of Rapid AF, Ventricular Tachycardia and Complete Heart Block.

The course will specifically review:

  • ECG features and differential diagnosis of irregular tachycardia, broad complex tachycardia and bradycardia

  • Recognition of "Red Flag" arrhythmias at high risk for rapid/sudden deterioration

  • Emergency management of rapid atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and complete heart block

  • Indications, contraindications and adverse effects of common anti-arrhythmic agents

  • Role of electrical therapy in the management of arrhythmias

Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 7 hours of continuing medical education

  • Pending CPD accreditation with RACGP and ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseCourse Accreditation


  • Course Code: 8434

  • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

  • Activity Number: 89403

  • Points Category: Category 1

  • Points Allocation: 40 Points