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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)

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)

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 2017