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The Education Interface Program: ECG Workshop

ECG workshop - "practical electrocardiography for the GP"
Dr Jonathan Lipton, Dr Allison Turnock
Date & Time:
Tuesday 1 December 2020 6.30-7.30pm
Online (Zoom)
GPs, General Practice manager/admin, Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, General Practice Liaison Officers


The Cardiac Community Network has been set up with the aim to improve communication and collaboration between primary and secondary care services, focusing on the management of cardiac related conditions. The Education Interface Program will be delivered state-wide through a video conferencing forum.

The Education Interface Program will aim to achieve the following:

  • Improve interface between primary health and secondary acute care facilities
  • Enable primary health services to support and manage cardiac clients in the community setting, seeking timely secondary opinions through quality referral process
  • Enhance knowledge base of evidence-based models of care relating to specific cardiac conditions
  • Increase awareness of primary and secondary prevention
  • Improved identification of at-risk clients (Australian Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator)


ECGs are frequently considered difficult to interpret and intimidating for practitioners that do not review them on a regular basis. A methodological approach to the ECG combined with clinical information can provide a confident approach to identify the most common and important cardiac diagnoses.

This is forum two of a nine forum series held from November 2020 to August 2021 covering the following topics:

  • Top 4 Quality Improvement Initiatives in Cardiology
  • ECG Workshop
  • Imaging Made Easy – ECHO Workshop
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation Management
  • Hypertension Management
  • Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Secondary prevention
  • High Risk Primary Prevention

For further information contact Dr Paul MacIntyre via Amanda Conroy (Personal Assistant) – Amanda.conroy@ths.tas.gov.au  or Tanya Murray tanya.murray@ths.tas.gov.au (ADON – Service Development Program)


Dr Jonathan Lipton – MD, PhD, FRACP| Staff Cardiologist | Director Arrhythmia Service | Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Allison Turnock – BMedSci, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP, MPH/MHM |Medical Director, GP & Primary Care Clinical Quality Regulation & Accreditation |Tasmanian Department of Health

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