Allied Health Centre of Excellence

Management of Acute Cardiac Emergencies Course for Nurses

22nd & 23rd May 2011 (9.00am — 5.00pm)

Allied Health Centre of Excellence
Level 12, Wawasan Open University

Course Fee – RM 550/pax (Member) | RM750/pax (Non-Member)

As one of the most rampant non-communicable, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer globally. Coronary heart disease accounts for higher deaths than strokes. Statistics in USA also showed that more women die of cardiovascular deaths than women.

Better and timely control of this pervasive cause of death is critical. Approximately one-third of all patients with acute cardiac emergencies die without medical interventions. The key to successful management of cardiac emergencies is a rapid assessment accompanied by simultaneous interventions from nurses and doctors. This course will provide nurses with the knowledge to recognize, assess and manage cardiac emergencies more effectively.


  • Define “cardiac emergency”
  • Give an outline of the pathophysiology features and diagnoses of different cardiac emergencies
  • Discuss the assessment for cardiac emergencies
  • Outline the treatment of cardiac emergencies
  • Outline nursing responsibilities for cardiac emergencies
  • Interpret arterial blood gases analysis results
  • Outline treatment of abnormal blood gases

Outline of Program

  • Definition and significance of a cardiac emergency
  • Types of cardiac emergencies (acute coronary syndrome, cardiogenic shock, acute cardiac failure, pulmonary oedema, acute pericarditis, acute myocardiopathy and cardiac tamponed)
  • Features, assessment, diagnosis and medical management of cardiac emergencies
  • Interpret arterial blood gases analysis results
  • Treatment of abnormal blood gases
  • Nursing responsibilities (assessment, resuscitation, haemodynamic monitoring and interpretation, system support, administration of medications and observing responses and side effects, documentation)


  • Lectures
  • Group Discussions and Presentations

Target Audience
Registered nurses

Instructor Profile
Mr Edmund Khng

Mr Edmund Khng is currently the Course Manager for Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Critical Care) Course, Parkway College. He is also a qualified instructor for Basic Cardiac Life Support. He will be an instructor for Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) Course in April 2011.

Mr Khng had also coordinated the Advanced Diploma in Critical Care Course for a local polytechnic.

Terms & Conditions
Reservations may be made through telephone or fax but will only be confirmed upon the receipt of the official registration form with full payment before 3 May 2011. There will be no refund for cancellation but a substitute attendee will be accepted at no extra charge. All fees include meals and training / seminar materials. AH CoE reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program but with due notice to the and participants. A full refund will be issued should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.

For more information / details, please contact Ms. Yap Hooi Mai (04-2260812) (