Pandemics – is the sky really falling? – 11 February

Pandemics – is the sky really falling? – 11 February

Learning Outcomes:

  • Update your knowledge on infectious hazards management and the interventions needed to better manage disease outbreaks
  • Describe mechanisms of disease spread and control
  • Describe current federal pandemic preparedness and response plans.
Out there injuries -Diving and Wilderness Shenanigans – 3 December

Out there injuries -Diving and Wilderness Shenanigans – 3 December

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of common illnesses and injuries occurring in austere environment
  • Manage common illnesses and injuries in an austere environment with limited resources
  • Identify and plan for special hazards in a variety of austere environments
Recognising the seriously sick child – 13 October

Recognising the seriously sick child – 13 October

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline findings that identify children who need investigations and referrals
  • Summarise how to assess a child’s physiological status in the context of fever, breathing problems, rash, vomiting and diarrhoea, and abdominal pain
  • Explain how to identify if child is seriously ill
  • Outline appropriate management options for children presenting with a range of illnesses
Asthma – Hour of Power – 8 September

Asthma – Hour of Power – 8 September

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, and pathology of
  • Review clinical cases that present to ED’s
  • Describe and apply up-to-date knowledge in the area of asthma management
Post Cardiac Arrest Care inc Organ Donation – 14 July

Post Cardiac Arrest Care inc Organ Donation – 14 July

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline immediate steps post return of spontaneous circulation
  • Discuss critical decision-making in the evaluation of a patient post cardiac arrest
  • Discuss the ethical issues surrounding organ donation and transplantation.
  • Describe what organs are donated, their structure, function and the illnesses they are used to treat.
Violence in ED’s: Protect Yourself – 16 June

Violence in ED’s: Protect Yourself – 16 June

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify institutional, environmental and policy risk factors for workplace violence;
  • Recognise the risk factors associated with workplace violence in the ED
  • Employ communication and teamwork skills to prevent and manage violence;
  • Recognise some strategies to prevent workplace violence in the ED
Bleeding in early pregnancy – identifying the sick patients – 5 May

Bleeding in early pregnancy – identifying the sick patients – 5 May

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify clinical assessments for women with suspected early pregnancy loss
  • Recognise treatment and care options appropriate to diagnosis
  • Identify psychological supports for the woman and her family
  • Review clinical cases of patients in hypovolaemic shock in the ED’s
Medication Errors in Healthcare: What is going on here – 21 April

Medication Errors in Healthcare: What is going on here – 21 April

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain why medication errors occur and understand the significance of medication errors
  • Recognise your individual responsibility in ensuring medication safety
  • Identify the root causes of common errors and techniques for identifying potential error situations
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