Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018

1:00pm Wednesday, 22 August 2018
2:00pm Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation are continually evolving and care for patients requires confidence in integrating these new developments into practice. These guidelines have been developed to assist Australian clinicians in the diagnosis and management of adult patients with AF. They are informed by recent evidence interpreted by local experts to optimise application in an Australian context. These guidelines provide advice on the standardised assessment and management of:

  • Screening, prevention, diagnostic work-up
  • Acute and chronic arrhythmia management with antiarrhythmic therapy and percutaneous and surgical ablative therapies
  • Stroke prevention, optimal use of anticoagulants
  • Integrated multidisciplinary care

Learning Objectives: 

  • Determine the factors favouring a rhythm control strategy in AF
  • Describe and compare the options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) recommended for rate and rhythm control
  • Use the Australian-recommended stroke prediction score
  • Discuss the recommended use of oral anticoagulants in a variety of clinical scenarios
  • Explain the concept of integrated care and apply this in practice

This webinar commences at 1.00pm AEST

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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Cia Connell, Clinical Policy Advisor, Heart Health and Research Heart Foundation 

Competency Standards* addressed

The program addresses the following pharmacy competency standards:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use

*National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of Group-1 (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/52.