11 November 2019

WEBINAR - Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Governments

Join Injury Matters for the "Active Ageing and Reducing Falls in your Community for Local Governments" webinar to hear about case studies from local governments who have successfully developed projects which combat falls in older adults.

This Stay on Your Feet® webinar aims to:

•Increase understanding of the prevalence of falls in the community.

•Increase understanding of the risk factors for falls.

•Increase knowledge of strategies implemented by Local Government to promote falls prevention and encourage active ageing (community engagement with older adults, promoting active ageing, eliminating barriers to improve health and reduce risk of falls).

•Increase knowledge of strategies used to link falls prevention to LG Age Friendly plans.

Presentations will be by:

Deena Lazzari, Janet Armarego & Tanya van Sittert - City of Melville Fit For Life Program.

Julie-Ann Gray - City of Albany Long Live You Program.

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

To Register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/active-ageing-and-reducing-falls-in-your-community-for-local-governments-registration-70733605117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
15 November 2019

ALBANY - Obstetric Emergencies (OBS)

For further information go to: www.ruralhealthwest.com.au
18 November 2019

ALBANY - Train IT with Katrina Otto

Katrina Otto is the Principal and Owner of Train IT Medical and they have over 25 years’ experience as a Medical Practice Manager & Adult Educator. Train IT Medical is one of Australia’s leading practice management consultancies and regularly works with practices on process improvement, data quality and maximising effective use of technology.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
* Learn to interpret practice data using practice software and third-party data analytic tools.
* Use data to identify and track areas for improvement.
* Design improvements and develop PDSAs relevant for PIP QI eligibility.
* Identify data driven improvements relevant to various practice roles.
* Develop a data quality practice plan to meet accreditation standards and ePIP requirements.

23 November 2019

ALBANY - Western Trauma Course (WTC)

The Western Trauma Course (WTC) provides rural and remote health care practitioners with the educatin, re-training and re-skilling to successfully assess, triage and manage acute trauma patients.

This course will include a combination of:

interactive tutorials
graphic demonstrations
practical hands on skill stations.
Participants will:

learn new skills
refresh skills not practices for some time
gain confidence to deal with trauma patients
gain knowledge in how to best organise their departments to recieve trauma patients.
Cost: Medical staff and Non WA Health employee - $550 | Nursing staff, students, ambulance officers - $420
For more information, visit the Department of Health website.
21 March → 22 March 2020

WA Rural Health Conference 2020

In 2020, the Rural Health West Annual Conference will have a name change to the WA Rural Health Conference. The conference theme of Beyond 2020 | health innovations will focus on the future of health and how technology will affect the treatment of patients.

The conference will focus on the latest digital research, technology advances and how healthcare is transforming through information and technology. Delegates will share ideas and challenges with forward thinkers, whilst having the opportunity to network with colleagues.

Delegates will also be provided with clinical updates, case studies, small group discussions and workshops.

This year we look forward to expanding the conference and welcoming more rural nurses and midwives to the conference through travel support for these health professionals.

For further information go to: https://ruralhealthwest.eventsair.com/2020-wa-rhc/
22 May 2020

Toxicological Emergencies (TOX) - Albany


This Rural Health West CPD workshop, presented by leading specialists in their field, has been designed to offer practicing rural medical practitioners an update in toxicological emergencies.

This one day workshop stream covers general and specific topics related to poisoning and local toxicology, using an interactive tutorial format concentrating on small group discussions of case scenarios.

The workshop content includes:
• Understand the pathophysiology and clinical effects of common envenomation (snake, spider and marine).
• Improve ability to decide on patient disposition and appropriately stabilise patients for transport.
• Improve understanding of the appropriate use of first aid and investigations Identify and list common poisonings.
• Apply a systematic diagnostic approach in toxicological presentations to increase patient safety.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to currently practising medical practitioners within the region

Length: One day

Cost: GPS - $550.00 Nurses $350.00
The cost of this workshop is subsidised by WA Country Health Service through the Better Medical Care Initiative.

Accreditation: This workshop is pending accredited with RACGP and ACRRM.

For further information go to: https://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/general-practice/professional-development/conferences-events/2020/05/22/default-calendar/toxicological-emergencies-(tox)---Albany
05 June 2020

Paediatric Emergencies and Clinical Healthcare Scenarios (PEaCHS) - Albany


This Rural Health West CPD workshop is a one day workshop in paediatric emergency scenarios and skills. It will give delegates real-life examples and the opportunity to manage sick or injured children in a safe environment.

The workshop content will include:
• Hands-on simulation: practise common scenarios and structured care
• Short presentations by experienced paediatric emergency physicians
• Comprehensive handbook of lecture materials and practical skills
• 'Resuscitation reminders' card for your ID badge clip

Eligibility: GP Obstetricians, ED doctors and GP's. Priority is given to those working in the local region.

Length: One Day 8.00am-5.00pm

Cost: $550 (incl GST)
The cost of this workshop is subsidised by WA Country Health Service through the Better Medical Care Initiative

Accreditation: This workshop is pending accredited with RACGP and ACRRM

This education workshop is proudly delivered by Rural Health West in partnership with WA Country Health Service, through the Better Medical Care Initiative.

For further information go to: https://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/general-practice/professional-development/conferences-events/2020/06/05/default-calendar/paediatric-emergencies-and-clinical-healthcare-scenarios-(peachs)---Albany