Emergency Care Training and Education
Building on emergency/urgent care Triage
This interactive day will build on the basics of triage and use case scenrios to aid dicussion. The program was conducted in Feb 2016, further sessions will be provided in response to demand.
Triage Feb 2016 (43 kB)
Effective communication and patient transfer
This half day program is conducted through Sim Van and involves discussion around communication, legalities and nursing responsibilities when transferring patients. It invloves the use of two rural scenario based activities.
This day has been cancelled due to isufficient interest. It may be offered again in 2017.
Effective communication and patient transfer May 2016 (46 kB)
Twilight Emergency Care Program
This program is designed to address the most frequent clinical concerns for health professionals working in rural emergency areas. Each session addresses a separate area and combines lectures and interactive skill stations. The program is designed for general practitioners, registered nurses, ambulance paramedics and any other clinicians working with time critical patients.
Future sessions will be planned on demand
Presentations from previous twilight program sessions are available below
Illicit drugs twilight presentation 2014 (386.5 kB)
Basic fracture management twilight program May 2014 (576.97 kB)
Adult history taking and physical assessment March _2014.pptx (1.84 MB)
Trauma assessment August 2013 (2.36 MB)
Basic overdose management June 2013 (2.59 MB)
Trauma presentation (1.03 MB)
Cardiac presentation (1.29 MB)
Unlocking airway management skills (7.22 MB)
Twilight week 1 presentation 2011 - Stroke (4.75 MB)
RCH Paediatric Trauma Day
This seminar is aimed at exposing nursing, medical and paramedical practitioners to the skills required in the practical management of the Victorian paediatric trauma population.The goal is to improve the knowledge base and skill competency of trauma and emergency personnel responsible for the delivery of care to the paediatric trauma patient.
The day offers a hands-on experience through the use of lectures, skill stations and scenarios. Scenarios will operate in a team based approach. The primary focus will be on the initial assessment and management of the paediatric trauma patient and practical life sustaining procedures.
The registration flyer for 2016 shows the program. Another program will be conducted in 2017
RCH Paediatric trauma 2016 (281.06 kB)
Nurse Practitioner Forum
A Nurse practitioner forum was held in the region in Februrary 2015. The program covered a variety of topics including:
- Becoming a nurse practitioner - where do you start by Dan Schiftan
- The nurse practitioner endorsement process - Kerry Bradley. Kerry was unable to attend the forum in person but was linked via teleconference. Kerry is from APHRA
- Implementing the model into a health service - Julianne Clift
- Three presentations from a variety of nurse practitioners
A number of the presentations have been made available by the speakers and are accessable via the links below.
Dan Schiftan NP forum presentation (1.59 MB)
Julianne Clift NP forum presentation (908.66 kB)
Carmel OKane presentation NP forum (1.14 MB)
Emergency Birthing Workshop for Non Midwives
This workshop is designed for the non-midwife who may need to manage an emergency presentation of a woman in labour. The workshop covers the fundamental points to enable a health professional to assist the mother with a normal delivery and continue to manage the mother and baby for transfer.
Future workshops will be planned on demand
Emergency Birthing Workshop July 2012 (49.5 kB)
Assessment & Management - Mental Health Emergencies Workshop
A two day workshop for registered nurses, medical practitioners, ambulance paramedics, allied health and other health providers employed in a variety of rural and remote settings. This workshop will cover such things as: Mental Health Assessment, Risk Assessments, Common Disorders and risk factors, Assessment and management and Referral networks and procedures.
Further workshops will be considered in the future
The Coronial Process
Two education sessions were conducted in June 2012, one in Ballarat and one in Stawell, on the Coronial Process. The sessions covered topics such as the role of the coroner, the nature of the coroner's investigation, documentation and practical aspects of reporting deaths.
These sessions may be repeated in the future.
The coroners court has an interactive 'virtual tour' which provides information on how the court operates and what is expected of a witness and other useful information.
Last updated May 2016