Feb 27
Emergency skills workshop road tripping around the region
​The Emergency Medicine Education & Training Team (EMET), have recently completed a three day road trip to provide Education and Training to a number of different Health Services in Western NSW LHD, including Coolah, Gulgong, Mudgee, Rylstone and Wellington. 

They hosted 6 Education Sessions, to the medical staff/rural GPs/nursing staff. The emergency skills workshop aims to upskill staff and provides a practical day of training by Dubbo Health Service Emergency Department staff.

Over 95 staff from across the Western NSW LHD (WNSWLHD) attended the EMET program day, focussing on Coronavirus, Safe Assessment Rooms, and NSW Health Guideline for Mandatory Notifications about Registered Health Practitioners and the Pathway for Assessment of Suspected Acute Heart Failure. 

Director of Critical Services for Dubbo Health Service Emergency Department Dr Randall Greenberg, said, “The days are full on, these smaller facilities are so grateful that we can tend to their health service to provide this education and training”. 

“Mudgee Health Service provided an excellent turnout. This session was held at the Mudgee Golf Club, and had over 40 Health Care Professionals in attendance. This kind of turnout is something we do not expect, but it was an exceptional Education Session. ” Dr Greenberg said.

Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET), has now be up and running successful for the 3rd year in a row, and visits over 30 sites within Western NSW, and 6 sites in the Far West. 


Background
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.