Atrial Fibrillation Management - On Demand

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Presented by

Dr Martin Stiles

Martin Stiles is Director of Electrophysiology at Waikato Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Waikato Clinical School, University of Auckland.

He completed his PhD on Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter at the University of Adelaide in 2008. He is a previous Chair of Heart Rhythm NZ and currently Chairs the International Document Writing Committee of the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society.

His clinical work focuses on the treatment of arrhythmias with pacemakers and ICDs, and with cardiac ablation. He also does private work at Midland Cardiovascular Services, Braemar Hospital, Hamilton and at Waikato Heart.

This webinar was recorded on:

3 April 2019 and was reviewed and updated in 2021.

Learning Objectives and Competence Standards

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what atrial fibrillation is
  • Describe the pharmacological treatment options for the management of atrial fibrillation
  • Describe the non-pharmacological management of atrial fibrillation including lifestyle modifications
  • Describe agents used in stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

Competence Standards Addressed:

  • O1.2 Provide Healthcare
  • O1.3 Review and Manage Patient's Medicines Therapy
  • O1.4 Deliver Quality and Safe Services
  • O1.5 Access, Evaluate and Provide Medicines Information.


This course is self-assessed with a multichoice assessment. Discussion topics have also been provided which you can use for your reflective account or peer group discussion

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

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