Nov 11
Orange trauma education program

Orange Health Service will be hosting an educational opportunity for Western NSW Local Health District trauma clinicians to develop skills required to treat injured patients. (14-16 November)

“This is a fantastic opportunity for clinicians to further their knowledge and skills in trauma management. Whilst prevention strategies such as compulsory seatbelts, airbags and random breath testing have reduced the incidence of severe injury it is important that our skills in managing injured patients are maintained.

“We will be focusing on those skills that are often required in the management of a patient with serious injury, including assessment and resuscitation” Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant Vicki Conyers said.

Experienced trauma clinicians will lead discussions and demonstrations over the three day event and will share their collective experience and evidence-based knowledge with local staff.

“We are looking forward to learning about current innovative and effective processes, skills and initiatives that are being used in trauma management,” said Ms Conyers.

Clinicians will have an opportunity to participate in mock trauma scenarios, which will allow them to rehearse their clinical skills and teamwork.  

The Trauma Assessment Resuscitation Transport program is an educational initiative of the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management in collaboration with the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre and CareFlight.

“The event will also be a great opportunity to network with other colleagues working in the trauma field,” she said.

An evening event will discuss topics including; Rural Trauma Update, Massive Blood Transfusion, Head Injury Management and Trauma Airway Management as well as case presentations.