Dubbo Health Service hosted 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 Royal Flying Doctors Service 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 attended the EMET program Workshops, focussing on a variety of Emergency Department Case Studies.
Dubbo Health Service, Director of Emergency Department, Dr Randall Greenberg said, “All locations had an extremely impressive turnout, given that some of these facilities staff only 2 RN’s, with very limited resources, they handle themselves extremely well in any given Emergency Situation”.
An RN from Baradine Health Service gave positive feedback saying they ‘found working through the case studies helpful, good reassurance to staff’.
Wellington Health Service Manager, Sally Loughnan said, “I would love these every few months they are so invaluable, sharing lessons learned”.
In attendance there were GP’s, VMO’s, Medical Students, Registered Nurses, Health Service Managers, Ambulance Officers and Health Workers.
Dubbo Health Service has 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.