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 enrolement : 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolement)

  • 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

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  • Course Fee : Aus $35 (Aus) + (GST) = $38.50

  • Duration of enrolement is 12 months from date of payment


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