Training & Events: Supporting Rural Health Professionals

22 September 2021

2021 Hwq Trauma Wkp 21546 Blog

​We have been fortunate enough to hold two more Professional Development Workshops recently. These were Emergency Trauma in July and Emergency Mental Health in August.

Our ever-popular Trauma Workshop was held in Cairns and attended by 17 delegates.

Remote and rural general practitioners are often called upon to manage trauma in its early phase and generally require a higher level of emergency skills to manage the patient until specialist treatment can be accessed.

Held across two days, the Trauma Workshop provided delegates with various skill sessions in advanced trauma care, special trauma injuries including burns, spinal, and eye injuries, as well as a mini simulation in severe and paediatric trauma and plastering techniques.

Our most recent workshop, Emergency Mental Health was slightly affected due to a lockdown in South East Queensland. With the lockdown ceasing the Monday prior to our workshop, we were glad to see that 12 delegates attended.

General practitioners are reported to be the most common providers of mental health services and are often the first point of contact for patients experiencing these types of problems.

Presented by Dr Darren Neillie, Forensic Psychiatrist for Queensland Forensic Health, and Dr David Nguyen, Psychiatrist, this highly interactive workshop ensured delegates were engaged in case studies and discussion over a range of topics including common mental disorders; the mental state examination; and how to deal with a mental health emergency. The second day focused on case-based workshops including the assessment and management of suicide risk, violence and acute confusion.

We had a positive response from delegates at these workshops, and some great feedback.

Excellent content and skills stations. Delivered by a great team whose experience and tips/tricks, will prove to be invaluable to myself and my future patients.”

Trauma Workshop Delegate

A very useful workshop with focus on framework for acute mental health management in a rural & regional setting.”

Emergency Mental Health Workshop Delegate

For a list of our upcoming Professional Development Workshops click here.