Chronic Conditions ALM
This full day, interactive session will explore the prevention and management of diabetes, child & adult obesity, as well as sleep apnoea. GPs will also build on skills in positive health coaching that is applicable to any chronic condition.
The presenters for the day include Dr Sanjeev Khurana, an experienced paediatric surgeon with a major interest in obesity, with his colleagues from other disciplines including dietetics and obesity management. Jayne Lehman, a popular credentialed diabetes educator will explore the barriers for diabetic patients achieving glycaemic targets, and effective solutions.
Lastly, as Occupational Therapist & Health Coach will end the day with an experiential workshop on working effectively with patients who live with chronic health problems.
SA New Fellows Social Event
This year a New Fellows Committee was established to cater for the needs of RACGP SA&NT members who have achieved their Fellowship in the last five years. The Committee will help New Fellows establish themselves in independent practice by providing support, advocacy and career education.
We are delighted to invite SA New Fellows (post 5 years Fellowship) to our inaugural social event.
Your complimentary ticket will include cocktail food and beverages, wine tasting and networking with key guests. Including an expert on Doctors Health/Self-care and the RACGP SA&NT Chair, Dr Daniel Byrne.
In addition to celebrating your achievements we will also conduct an interactive survey to gauge the educational needs of New Fellows.
We hope to see you there.
Emergency Update for Practice Staff (including CPR)
All staff working in general practice should be aware of what to do in case of a medical emergency. Whilst the medical care may ultimately reside with the GP, there are various other responsibilities that need to be undertaken in cases of emergencies. This course will assist staff in identifying and planning for emergency situations in general practice.
- strategies to address various types of emergencies
- how to recognise an emergency patient
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- what to do if a patient collapses in the waiting area
- process of working with ambulance service in an emergency
- how to look after your doctor following an emergency.
Administering Iron Infusion Intravenously
The RACGP SA&NT are offering an accredited course on Administering Iron Infusion. Iron Infusion (ferrous carboxymaltose) administered intravenously is indicated for treatment of iron deficiency, when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. A maximum does of 1000mg iron can be delivered intravenously, which may make it a suitable treatment in your practice.
This course is targeted to both GPs and nurses.
- which patients to administer Iron Infusion to
- How to diagnose based on laboratory tests
- How to properly administer Iron Infusion
- Benefits of Iron Infusion intravenously as apposed to oral iron supplements
- Allocated 5 Category 2 points in the RACGP QI&CPD program for the 2017- 2019 triennium.
Strictly limited numbers, please register early to avoid missing out.
Emergency Medicine & Resuscitation Update (CPR for GP's)
Time: Registration and light dinner 6.30pm - 7.00pm
Training Session: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide
To assist GPs with fulfilling their relevant requirements, the RACGP SA&NT is offering an accredited basic CPR course and an emergency general practice review that;
- fulfils QI & CPD program basic CPR requirements
- is allocated 5 Category 2 points in the 2014 - 2016 triennium
- covers ALS and BLS
- practices coordinated resuscitation
- refreshes basic ECG rhythm interpretation
- considers topical emergency presentations and recent changes in emergency practice
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Additional topics are flexible and meet the needs of the participants.
Correct sterilisation techniques are vital for patient safety and to ensure uncontaminated pathology results. This course is designed to inform participants on appropriate procedures for the cleaning and sterilisation of reusable medical equipment along with the correct documentation process.
- This session is presented within the guidelines of Standards Australia (AS4815), and AGPAL accreditation requirements
- Demonstration of correct cleaning tools for medical and surgical equipment
- Identification of packaging options for medical and surgical equipment
- Loading and unloading tips for steam sterilisers
- Documentation required for safe practice
- Troubleshooting and question time
Communication and Dealing With Difficult Patient Behaviour
This is an interactive workshop suitable for doctors, practice nurses and practice staff that will cover the following topics:-
- Effective verbal and non-verbal communication
- Barriers to effective communication
- A model for responding assertively, effectively and safely to anger, aggression and conflict
- Developing skills in diffusing aggressive behaviour
- Taking care of yourself in the workplace
Emergency Update for Practice Nurses (including CPR)
The general aim of this course is to refresh existing emergency skills and acquire new skills such as defibrillation and up-to-date information to ensure the smooth running of your practice.
- IV insertion
- Airway management including laryngeal mask
- Rhythm recognition and defibrillation
- First line emergency drug therapy for adrenaline, naloxone, atropine, amiodarone and opiate analgesia
Intermediate Clinical Emergency Management Program -Adelaide
This one day highly interactive workshop focuses on recognition and management of medical emergencies in general practice, including acute coronary syndrome, acute asthma, anaphylaxis and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which meets the 2017-19 triennium basic CPR course requirement. It also meets the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) training requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship.
Advanced Clinical Emergency Management Program - Adelaide
Please read the eligibility criteria before registering for this event. You must have completed or be enrolled in the Intermediate CEMP or equivalent to register for this course.
This highly interactive two day workshop have been designed to further build participants' knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. It focuses on the management of life threatening emergencies and includes specific skills required to manage adult and paediatric trauma.