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Procedural Workshop Program

Friday 7 May, 9am - 12:30pm

Tailored Workshops For GPs & GP Proceduralists

Offering a tailored approach to procedural clinical development, the 2021 RDWA GP Conference will ensure you receive the most relevant and up to date content available. There are two streams, Challenging Times : Managing High Risk Emergencies in a Rural Environment is a procedural workshop for all rural GPs, while The WOKE Session : Working on a Knife's Edge builds on the RESP Anaesthetic and RESP Obstetric Workshops for rural GP Anaesthetists and GP Obstetricians.

Challenging Times: Managing High Risk Emergencies in a Rural Environment

For all conference attendees
Presented by: Dr Peter Stuart & Dr Tim Burrough

Focusing on the clinical challenge of ‘Ruling out’ and ‘Ruling in’ life threatening disease in the setting of rural practice, this session uses a series of illustrative cases to identify clinically based ‘red flags’ that signal the patient at high risk for serious disease. The workshop then examines how recently validated clinical tools, decision rules and algorithms may be utilised to aid with clinical decisions with regard to the need for investigation, institution of emergency management and determine disposition including discharge, admission or transfer.

Aiming to increase your confidence to identify and treat adults where the ruling in or out of serious disease is the major consideration, skills covered in this session include:

  • Prioritising the presentations associated with a high risk for serious disease 
  • The red flags for serious disease in patients presenting with high-risk presentations
  • The role of evolving clinical approaches including clinical tools, decision rules and algorithms for the assessment of the patient with a high-risk presentation
  • The emergency management of a range of common life-threatening emergencies that may present to the rural practitioner

The WOKE Session: Working on a Knife's Edge

For rural GP Anaesthetists and GP Obstetricians only
Presented by: Dr Peter Gilchrist, Dr Steve Napoli, Dr Jason Bament, Dr Cathy Love

Building on the RESP Anaesthetic and RESP Obstetric Workshops, this session will feature critical case discussions in limited resource environments and explore evolving technologies and skills practices relevant to Rural Anaesthetic and Obstetric clinical practice. Skills covered in this session includes:

  • Prioritising the steps in the management of critical illness in the obstetric patient in rural or remote clinical settings
  • Identifying the team skills, leadership characteristics and communication strategies required for managing the critically ill patient in rural based environments
  • The role of evolving clinical approaches and technologies in Anaesthesia including ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia, high flow nasal insufflation and postoperative pain management
  • The role of evolving clinical approaches and technologies in Obstetric practice including Bakri balloon, Fetal Pillow, Manual Rotation, management of PPROM and anti-hypertensives in pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia

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Contact

For more information about this Program please contact:
Jo Rayner, Manager GP Services
PH 08 8234 8277 
conference@ruraldoc.com.au

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