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Activity description

89403 - Acute Cardiac Arrhythmias Part 2 - Interactive Online Module

Learn EM Pty Ltd

This topic explores the clinical approach and ECG diagnosis of patients presenting with three classes of arrhythmias : irregular tachycardia, broad complex tachycardia and bradycardia.

Relevance to General Practice

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, approach to interpreting the ECG and emergency management of Rapid AF, Ventricular Tachycardia and Complete heart Block.

Learning outcomes

  1. List the differential diagnosis for irregular tachycardia
  2. Describe the indications and procedure for synchronised cardioversion in the emergency department using the Ottawa Aggressive Protocol for new onset AF
  3. Identify the "Red Flag Rhythms" with a high risk for sudden clinical deterioration
  4. Describe the ECG characteristics of bradycardia
  5. Identify and explain the management options for the patient with severe / life threatening complete heart block

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Rural health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Nikki Crichton
T: 08 7226 8225