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)
The role of cardiac, echo, CT and MRI in contemporary clinical practice. Specifically, focusing on indications, benefits and limitations of each modality, basic interpretation of images in conjunction with interesting clinical cases.
This is forum three 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or Tanya Murray email@example.com (ADON – Service Development Program)
Dr David Russell – MBBS, BMedSci (hons), FRACP | Specialist in multi-modality cardiac imaging |Staff Specialist Cardiologist | Clinical Lead in Echocardiography, Royal Hobart Hospital.