Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) due to transient global cerebral hypoperfusion, characterised by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. While there are other causes of TLOC, syncope is present when there is the:
- presence of features of reflex, orthostatic hypotension, or cardiac syncope, AND
- absence of features specific to other forms of TLOC.
In 2018, the ESC released guidelines on the diagnosis and management of syncope. The aim of this course is to promote the use of the guidelines, ensuring that they are enabled to diagnose and manage syncope effectively.
Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals working in all areas of syncope and related disorders.
- Understand the diagnosis and management of syncope.
- Be able to describe the ESC Guidelines on Syncope.
- Understand how to implement the ESC Guidelines on Syncope in practice.
- Learn how to implant loop recorders for longer-term diagnostic strategies.
This programme will be composed of two main sections - knowledge and skills - and will be delivered over a five-week period.
Section 1 : Knowledge
- Four one-hour live sessions, each followed by one-hour Zoom discussions (eight hours in total):
- Syncope: diagnosis and management: 10 February 2022 at 10:00 CET.
- ESC Guidelines on Syncope: key messages: 17 February 2022 at 10:00 CET.
- How to implement ESC Guidelines on Syncope in practice: 24 February 2022 at 10:00 CET.
- How to implant loop recorders for long term diagnostic strategies: 3 March 2022 at 10:00 CET.
- A test of 60 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) (90 minutes):
- Test your knowledge MCQs on 2018 ESC Guidelines on Syncope: 10 March 2022 at 10:00 CET.
Candidates who successfully pass the test will receive an ESC certificate of completion.
Section 2: Skills - Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)
(15-minute assessment of skills with an assessor via Zoom)
This module is only available to applicants who will have registered in advance and successfully passed the MCQ test.
It will be conducted as an online meeting of 15 minutes with an assigned assessor.
The assessment will be recorded and submitted to our jury members for additional review.
|10 February 2022 at 10:00 CET
||Syncope: diagnosis and management
|17 February 2022 at 10:00 CET
||ESC Guidelines on Syncope: key messages
|24 February 2022 at 10:00 CET
||How to implement ESC Guidelines on Syncope in practice
|3 March 2022 at 10:00 CET
||How to implant loop recorders for long-term diagnostic strategies
|10 March 2022 at 10:00 CET
||Test your knowledge MCQs on 2018 ESC Guidelines on Syncope
||Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) – for eligible candidates only
Ciara Rice - Course Director
St. James Hospital
Lynne Hinterbuchner - ACNAP Education Committee Chair
Marieke van der Heijden
Clinical nurse specialist for pacing-electrophysiology
Auckland, New Zealand
Nurse consultant in cardiac rhythm management
James Cook University Hospital
Heart rhythm specialist nurse
James Cook University Hospital
This course is free and reserved for ACNAP Silver Members only (active membership at the date of the registration).
Registration is now CLOSED.
For any questions, please contact us at ACNAP@escardio.org
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