Day 1 focuses on skills workshops in small groups with teaching and assessment of a number of potentially life-saving procedural skills applicable to both cardiac arrest and major trauma. In a simulated setting both adults and children, adequately perform skills listed as learning outcomes:
Relevance to General Practice
As part of clinical practice in rural emergency departments, doctors will occasionally face critically ill or injured patients requiring assessment, decision-making and management. These may be time-critical events and occur in situations where help is not readily available. Ongoing review and practice is required to maintain an acceptable level of knowledge and skills proficiency since management deteriorates over time.
These are uncommon clinical occurrences, and this course does not take into account the wide range of clinical practice required by a doctor in an emergency department. However, these areas are important indicators for management of critically ill patients, and the principles of management can be generalized to many other critical conditions.
- (Essential) Basic airway management in adults and children: Airway positioning; suctioning; oropharyngeal airway insertion; oxygen therapy; assisted ventln.
- Endotracheal intubation
- Failed airway techniques: Use of bougie, laryngeal mask airway insertion
- Pleural cavity drainage using emergency needle decompression and an intercostal tube.
Insertion of a peripheral venous cannula and an intraosseous needle
- (Essential) Basic Life Support Algorithms for adults and children including coordinated:
a) DRSABCD approach
c) Shock advisory defibrillation.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Rural health
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
- Disaster management
- General practice teaching
This activity is also available on these dates