2.5 Days (Fri - Sun)

16 - 18 February 2024
Brisbane | Turrbal and Jagera Country
rural emergency medicine

Rural and remote general practitioners commonly encounter a number of medical scenarios that demand them to possess a broad skill set, particularly in emergency medicine. These practitioners must adapt to working with limited support, resources, and equipment, especially in towns without a hospital. As a result, it is imperative that they have the basic knowledge for immediate emergency responses across various disciplines.

The objective of this two and a half day workshop is to offer rural doctors and nurses the chance to engage in cross-disciplinary, teamwork-focused learning experiences. The workshop covers a wide range of topics, including a structured approach to critical care, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopedics, retrievals, trauma, airway management, and more.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify appropriate management techniques for patient care in everyday emergencies in rural and remote practices.

  2. Determine a relevant treatment plan based on the emergency situation.

  3. List appropriate support/services in relation to patient referral such as local transport and evacuation processes.

  4. Distinguish roles and responsibilities with other team members and other health care professionals to provide optimal patient care.

  5. Utilise protocols and checklists used in emergency airway management to enhance patient safety.


ACRRM: 6.5 Educational Activities + 13.5 Reviewing Performance

RACGP: 6 Educational activities + 14 Reviewing Performance

Accredited for BLS (not ALS)

Rural Procedural Training Grant

ACRRM: 2 x days Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics and Obstetrics procedural grant

RACGP: 2 x days Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics and Obstetrics procedural grant


The lead facilitator for this workshop is Dr Jamie Thomas, Emergency Physician at the Emergency & Trauma Centre, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Originally from the UK he has worked in Queensland for twenty years. He took a break during his Emergency specialist training to work for RFDS (Qld), spending three years in Cairns, Cape York, Rockhampton and Charleville.

He has been a consultant at RBWH for over ten years, but also spent time as a consultant at Mater Children’s ED and as one of the coordinators for Retrieval Services Qld. His portfolio at RBWH is as a teacher and educator, and is the departmental lead for the ACEM Fellowship Exam teaching programme.

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