The general understanding of trauma care is that it is a time critical condition. Hence, the ideal system for managing trauma patients is one in which the time from injury to definitive care is minimised. However, time from injury to definitive care for rural trauma patients is prolonged due to accessibility and geology. There is also a higher incidence of farming, mining, industrial and motor vehicle accidents, as well as greater access to firearms in isolated areas.
It is widely recognised General Practitioners, particularly those in, rural and remote locations will be called upon to manage trauma in its early phase. Therefore, General practitioners in rural and remote areas require a higher level of emergency care skills to manage the trauma patient until specialist care can be accessed.
The objective of this workshop is to provide rural doctors and nurses with cross domain, team-based learning opportunities across a number of topics such as severe and less severe trauma, advances in trauma care, x-rays in trauma, procedures in trauma including ICC insertion, lateral canthotomy, burns, plastering and paediatric trauma.
- Participants will gain an overview of the basic principles in key areas of trauma management.
- Implement a systematic assessment of a trauma patient in the rural Emergency Department.
- Utilise communication and team leadership skills including complex decision making and crisis management.
- Demonstrate trauma skills inclusive of chest tube insertion, Intraosseous insertion, binders and splints.
CPD & CME
Rural Procedural Training Grant
The lead facilitator for this workshop is Dr Jamie Thomas, Emergency Physician at the Emergency & Trauma Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Originally from the UK he has worked in Queensland for twenty years. He took a break during his Emergency specialist training to work for RFDS (Qld), spending three years in Cairns, Cape York, Rockhampton and Charleville. He has been a consultant at RBWH for over ten years, but also spent time as a consultant at Mater Children’s ED and as one of the coordinators for Retrieval Services Qld. His portfolio at RBWH is as a teacher and educator, and is the departmental lead for the ACEM Fellowship Exam teaching programme
march 25 (Saturday) - 26 (Sunday)