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Emergency Care Training and Education

As training and education details become available they will be added to this area of the website. If you have any details of events, courses etc that you would like displayed, please contact Pat Standen via email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

 icon 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.

icon 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

icon Illicit drugs twilight presentation 2014 (386.5 kB) 

icon Basic fracture management twilight program May 2014 (576.97 kB) 

icon Adult history taking and physical assessment March _2014.pptx (1.84 MB) 

icon Trauma assessment August 2013 (2.36 MB) 

icon Basic overdose management June 2013 (2.59 MB) 

icon Trauma presentation (1.03 MB)

icon Cardiac presentation (1.29 MB)

icon Unlocking airway management skills (7.22 MB)yes  yes  yes  yes  yes  

 iconTwilight 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

 icon 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.

icon Dan Schiftan NP forum presentation (1.59 MB)

icon Julianne Clift NP forum presentation (908.66 kB)

icon 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

icon 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

icon Flyer Mental Health Emergencies workshop October 2013 (60 kB) 

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