2.5 Days (Fri - Sun)

25 - 27 August 2023
Gimuy-Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji Country | Cairns
rural medicine workshop

Rural and remote general practitioners are commonly faced with a number of medical scenarios which requires them to be multi skilled in areas of emergency medicine. Rural and remote general practitioners must also learn to work with often limited support, supplies and equipment, particularly in a town without a hospital. It is therefore essential that they have the basic knowledge required for immediate emergency response in a number of disciplines.

The objective of this two and a half day workshop is to provide rural doctors and nurses with cross domain, team-based learning opportunities across a number of topics such as structured approach to the critically ill, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopaedics, retrieval, trauma and airway management plus 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


6.5 Education Activities
13.5 Reviewing Performance

5.5 Educational activities
9.5 Reviewing Performance
This workshop is also accrediated for BLS

Rural Procedural Training Grant

2 x days Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics & Obstetrics

2 x days Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics & Obstetraics


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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