May 14
Emergency skills workshop for medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff
​Dubbo Health Service will host 7 Emergency Skills Workshops for medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff for the Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) program.

The emergency skills workshop aims to upskill medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff and provides training by Dr Randall Greenberg, Director of Critical Care and Chief Medical Officer for RFDS NSW, Dr Michael Golding, Director of Emergency Care Institute, Judy Townsend, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Jody Towney, Project Support who are a part of the Dubbo Health Emergency Department staff.

More than 100 medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff from across the Western Local Health District (WNSWLHD) will attend the EMET program Workshops, focussing on a variety of Emergency Department Case Studies. 

Dubbo Health Service, Director of Emergency Department, Dr Randall Greenberg said the training days are very hands on.

“The day aims to improve emergency care in rural and regional areas,” Dr Greenberg said.

“It’s all practical on the day with the use of a range of training tools along with equipment from the Emergency Department. Medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff are involved in designing the training course and identifying the areas of focus.

“Participants on the day are from Emergency Departments as well as Ambulance Officers and local Medical Services in the Western Region and across the state,” he said.

Dubbo Health Service received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and support from the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, to run an EMET program. 

Event details

WHEN: Monday 20th May 2019 

PLACE & TIME: Wellington Health Service – 9.30am-11.30am 
Rylstone Health Service – 2.00-4.00pm
Gulgong Health Service – 5-7pm 

WHEN: Tuesday 21st May 2019 

PLACE & TIME: Coolah Health Service – 12noon – 2pm 
Coonabarabran Health Service – 4pm-6pm
WHEN: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

PLACE & TIME: Baradine Health Service – 8am-10am
Gilgandra Health Service – 11.30pm-1.30pm

WHAT: Emergency skills workshop for nursing and medical staff/rural GPs