Emergency cardiology

Rural and remote general practitioners have an essential role in the care of patients with chronic heart failure throughout their healthcare journey. The GP is crucial in recognising the initial symptoms of chronic heart failure and organising further tests or referral to a specialist, and subsequently initiating and optimising chronic heart failure treatments with proven prognostic benefit. GPs may also need to manage the acutely unwell patient in an emergency setting and arrange hospitalisation.

This one and half day workshop is to provide rural doctors with cross domain, team based learning opportunities. The workshop will use a variety of teaching methods such as interactive lectures, skills stations and realistic patient simulation scenarios of acute cardiac emergencies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Delegates will be able to diagnose and manage chest pain in patients.

  2. Participants will be able to perform CPR and Defibrillation Skills in line with the current ARC ACLS & BLS algorithms. (not assessed)

  3. Delegates will be able to identify and manage heart failure.

  4. Delegates will review 'crisis resource management principles' in cardiac emergencies.

CPD & CME

ACRRM:
4 educational, 8 Performance review & 6 Emergency MOPS points

RACGP:
40 Accredited Activity Points

Rural Procedural Training Grant

ACRRM:
2 x days Emergency Medicine Grant

RACGP:
2 x days Emergency Medicine Grant

Presenters

The lead presenter for this workshop is Dr Spencer Toombes, a senior staff physician at Toowoomba General Hospital with monthly outreach clinics in St. George. He is a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland, and a member of the national examining panel of the RACP. 

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Early Bird Pricing
Closes 22 January 2021!