Trauma Workshop

06 June 2022

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​It is very common for general practitioners to be the first point of contact in a medical emergency in rural or remote areas, and that time is critical when dealing with trauma care.

On 21-22 May 2022 in Brisbane, we had 17 eager delegates attend our Trauma workshop, which was led by Emergency Physician, Dr Jamie Thomas. Dr Thomas, originally from the UK, works at the Emergency and Trauma Centre at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Thomas has extensive experience in rural emergency medicine when he worked for RFDS (QLD) in Cairns, Cape York, Rockhampton and Charleville.

Under Dr Thomas and his teams guidance, delegates covered topics including advances in trauma care; trauma in special groups including the elderly and pregnancy; and special trauma injuries including burns and spinal injuries.
The delegates were able to get hands on during a number of skills sessions including severe trauma and paediatric trauma sessions both run as a facilitated mini simulation; intercostal catheterisation; lateral canthotomy; and plastering and joint mobility techniques.

“Useful workshop and particularly helpful being tailored to rural and low resource settings. Great teachers.”
2022 Delegate

“A well-structured and totally appropriate teaching to the rural context.”
2022 Delegate

​Join us for our next professional development workshop, Rural Emergency Medicine, in Rockhampton on 19 – 21 August 2022.