Cruise Seminars Event

Cardiac Care Masterclass

Event date 7 February 2025 - 14 February 2025    
Event time South Pacific (from Brisbane)
Ship Quantum of the Seas
Nights 7 Nights

Cruise from Brisbane to the South Pacific islands while participating in our Cardiac Care Masterclass course, designed to provide contemporary knowledge of cardiac care inclusive of acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction assessment and management, and ECG interpretation along with the pathophysiology associated with cardiac presentations.

Our Cardiac Care Masterclass course is designed to increase the participants' cardiac knowledge and ECG interpretation skills for advanced cardiac patient presentations. This course is recommended for healthcare professionals including paramedics and nurses working in medical wards, high dependency units, intensive care, cardiac wards, or emergency departments.


This course comprises 20 CPD hours of education


Education sessions include those arrhythmias as a consequence of Right Coronary Artery (RCA) occlusion and Left Anterior Descending (LAD) artery and the septal branch of the LAD artery, leading up to STEMI ECG lead interpretation. ECG interpretation is prioritised throughout the sessions and supported with case studies and interactive group work activities to promote critical thinking which will be transferable to the care of your patients.




At the end of this course the participant should be able to:

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to interpret an ECG for patients presenting with common and uncommon cardiac conditions.

A pply the knowledge and skills to provide contemporary management for the majority of cardiac patients, and STEMI complications.

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interpret an ECG for patients presenting with uncommon cardiac arrhythmias and specific cardiac abnormalities of conduction.

• Interpret ECG changes indicative of Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, Brugada and Wellens Syndrome.

Determine electrolyte abnormalities on an ECG.





Presented on board
Royal Caribbean International

7-14 February 2025

7-Night Cruise to the South Pacific
Sailing from Brisbane





Brisbane, Australia

• Embarkation & Cruise Seminars registration

Quantum of the seas departs Brisbane


At sea

At sea

08:30-13:30 Education Sessions (5 CPD)
(includes breaks)


• Welcome & Introduction

Review Pre-Course Readings

Arrhythmias (part 1)

Arrhythmias (part 1)

Myocardial Infarction Assessment


Self-Directed Learning (1 CPD)

A couple of weeks prior to the cruise you will receive pre-course activities to complete at home. Please bring these with on the cruise for discussion during the course. This activity will contribute 1 CPD hour towards the total 20 CPD hours available in this course.


At sea

At sea

08:30-13:30 Education Sessions (5 CPD)
(includes breaks)

• Acute Coronary Syndrome: Pathophysiology & Management

Mechanical & Thromboembolic Complications of Myocardial Infarction

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection


Self-Directed Learning (1 CPD)

You will be provided with case studies to read and activities to complete at your leisure during the next couple of days. The case studies will be discussed on the next sea day when we re-group.



10 FEBRUARY 2025


Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia and it is one of the largest ports in the South Pacific. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grand Terre, and is home to the majority of the island's European, Polynesian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese populations. The city lies on a protected deep-water harbour which serves as the chief port for New Caledonia. The currency used in New Caledonia is the Pacific Franc (CPF) although Australian Dollars is sometimes accepted.



11 FEBRUARY  2025
Mystery Island

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Mystery Island is a small, uninhabited island in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. The official name is ‘Inyeug’ and is located approximately 0.5km from the larger, populated island of Aneityum. The island boasts white sand, snorkelling and swimming opportunities or you could take a leisurely walk around the island (approximately 45 minutes). The island features a grass airstrip, used by the US Military during World War II and is still used by general aviation aircraft today. When cruise ships visit, the locals come across from the larger island of Aneityum to set up huts, selling handicrafts, clothing and souvenirs (Australian currency accepted here).

12 FEBRUARY  2025
At sea

At sea

08:30-13:30 Education Sessions (5 CPD)
(includes breaks)

• Cardiac Emergencies

• Acute Aortic Dissection Assessment & Management

• Heart Failure & Cardiogenic Shock


13 FEBRUARY  2025
At sea

At sea

08:30-11:30 Education Sessions (3 CPD)
(includes breaks)

• Advanced ECGs & Cardiac Syndromes

Electrolyte Imbalances & Drug Toxicity Effects

Course Conclusion

14 FEBRUARY  2025

Brisbane, Australia

Welcome back! We trust you have enjoyed this Cruise Seminars event and we wish you a safe onward journey home.




Cruise Seminars is delighted to welcome back Bronwyn Seehusen and Joye Hill as presenters for our Cardiac Care Masterclass course. Both Bron and Joye bring a wealth of knowledge and dedication, collectively contributing to this course that promises to be thoroughly educational, interactive, and enjoyable for all participants.





Bronwyn is currently working as a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Tweed Valley Hospital. Bronwyn has continued to teach acute medical, surgical and cardiac nursing skills. She was most recently a Nurse Educator on Norfolk Island which provided Bronwyn with the life skills and experience of remote area nursing.

Her career started in Intensive Care and Coronary Care at the Gold Coast Hospital. Bronwyn’s role prior to relocating to Norfolk Island was working in collaboration with co-presenter Joye Hill, as the Gold Coast Cardiac Services Nurse Educator. Bronwyn has a Masters in Learning and Development, a Post-Grad Certificate in Emergency Nursing, and a Post-Grad Certificate in Principles of Emergency Care. She is a current member of ACCCN, CENA, and Cranaplus, and is a CSDS ALS Trainer.

Her career as a Nurse Educator is reflective of her personal values of integrity, respect, and excellence, with the reputation for role modelling and empowering Nurses with the passion for critical thinking and life-long learning.





Joye is a Clinical Facilitator in coronary care/cardiothoracics at the Gold Coast and enjoys supporting staff with clinical teaching in the acute setting, as well as presenting at ECG/cardiac nursing and advanced life support workshops. Joye has been involved with cardiac nursing for over 30 years, after initially completing midwifery and working in intensive care units. She played an integral part in the development and support of nurse education in a hospital that has grown from a regional hospital, to a tertiary hospital incorporating interventional, electrophysiological, and surgical cardiac services. Her experience also includes cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure management.

A very rewarding part of her nursing practice is simplifying concepts of cardiac nursing and building the confidence of nurses/colleagues to identify "at risk" patients, interpret signs of deterioration and respond appropriately. Empowering staff to be inquisitive, value the contribution of colleagues, support each other to provide the best care in a respectful, compassionate environment is a priority for Joye. Joye is a member of ACCCN and has been involved with ACRA previously.



 Quantum of the Seas was launched in 2014 and offers guests a variety of unique activities, entertainment and dining options. Discover deck-defying thrills, game-changing onboard entertainment, and endless ways to fill every sea day with unforgettable moments. Experience the North Star for panoramic views 90m above the water, be amazed at the Bionic Bar as robotic arms mix your favourite drink or indulge in mouth-watering food at Jamie's Italian restaurant. Quantum of the Seas has it all!



• Multiple dining options including Jamie's Italian, American Icon Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Chops Grill plus much more!


More than 7 bars including the Bionic Bar powered by Makr Shakr®, multiple lounges and entertainment venues


North Star: Take yourself to new heights with the jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends over 90 metres above sea level giving breathtaking 360° views of the sea


A choice of pools including an adults-only solarium pool - a glass canopied retreat


Indoor pool with retractable roof


67-metre outdoor poolside cinema screen 




*Some dining options and activities may incur an additional fee