1.5 Days (Sat - Sun)

19 - 20 October 2024
Gold Coast | Yugambeh Country
emergency paediatric workshop

Rural and remote general practitioners are commonly faced with a number of medical scenarios which requires them to be multi skilled. Rural and remote general practitioners must also learn to work with often limited support, supplies and equipment, particularly in a town without a hospital. Furthermore, paediatric care can be very challenging and unpredictable.

The aim of the 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 and procedural skills stations related to Paediatrics.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate safe and effective basic paediatric airway management – including ability to intubate if required in an emergency.

  2. Demonstrate neonatal resuscitation and paediatric basic life support using Australasian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

  3. Perform intraosseous needle insertion safely and effectively.

  4. Assess and safely manage the initial presentation of the critically ill child using an ABCD approach.

  5. Assess and safely manage paediatric wheeze emergency presentations.

  6. Assess and safely manage paediatric seizure emergency presentation.

  7. Assess and safely manage paediatric DKA emergency presentations.

  8. Assess and safely manage paediatric fever emergency presentations.

  9. Asses and safely manage head and cspine injuries.

  10. Assess and safely manage paediatric laceration emergency presentations.

  11. Assess and safely manage common paediatric fracture emergency presentations.

  12. Assess and safely manage common neonate emergency presentation including crying baby, feeding and jaundice.​




Rural Procedural Training Grant




The lead presenter for this this workshop is Dr Kate Bassett. Kate is a paediatric emergency specialist currently working in Paediatric Emergency at The Prince Charles Hospital. She also works in adult emergency medicine at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Emergency and Trauma Centre.

She is a convenor of the Queensland Paediatric Fellowship Program and assists with delivery of the CRuSE course aswell as Health workforce Queensland Emergency and trauma courses. She also works part time for a private insurance company consulting on their clients who become unwell overseas.

Kate was a physiotherapist before medical school and has taken a less than conventional path through her training years. She started off at a paediatric hospital but changed to emergency medicine to fit better around her family. She has ended up doing paediatric emergency which suits her well. During her training, she has worked as a medical student tutor at both University of Queensland and Bond University.

Kate has an interest in integrating the spectrum of doctor education from the first year of medical school right through to Primaries, Fellowship and into Consultant training. She is also interested in supporting young doctors who have families or other commitments that make a traditional pathway challenging.


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