120804 - Paediatrics Emergency Workshop
- : Online
Interactive Workshop covering the unwell child, paediatric injuries, non accidental injuries, paediatric pain relief, IV access in children, paediatric seizure. All lectures are followed by interactive simulation to reinforce learning.Relevance to General Practice
The importance of continuing emergency education is identified by Hjortdahla et al (2016) when he comments that ‘GPs get less experience and feel more uncertain when encountering emergencies’.
This programme allows local Emergency Physicians to provide training and support to General Practitioners who are providing or may be called on to provide emergency medical care in rural hospitals and health centres. A major additional advantage is the increased links, collegiality and respect developed between the clinicians. This effect works in both directions; the emergency physicians invariably gain an understanding of the constraints the general practitioners are working under (ACEM Emergency Medicine Education Training schedule 2011)
In consultation with rural GPs and hospitals in NW Tasmania and the University of Tasmania, a program has been formulated to address recognised areas where skills are required or need to be refreshed.