ACRRM Mental Health Disorders for Rural Practitioners (MHST)
Country SA PHN Rural GP Radiology & Ultrasound Update
|6pm - 8pm||Rural GP and registrar welcome reception|
What will the future of rural medical care look like? How will Point Of Care Testing (POCT) integrate into our hospitals and clinics? When will telemedicine start to play a bigger role in reducing travel for rural patients. Australian of the Year SA finalist Dr Phil Tideman will cover this and more to kick off the Masterclass weekend.
|9.00||Pesky paediatric problems
Session 1 – orthopaedic
Session 2 – neurological /seizure
Session 3 – neonatal resuscitation
Session 4 – adolescent sports injuries
Little patients only have little problems, right? Wrong! In this mix of rotating sessions (choose 3 out of 4), a variety of experts will guide you through orthopaedic problems, neonatal resuscitation, acute sport injuries and neurological/seizure presentations as they relate to the paediatric field.
|1.00||Scale of the Century
Dermatology Quiz (cup) – Emma Ryan
Is your knowledge only skin deep? Pit yourself against colleagues from across the state while covering some common and unusual skin conditions. Think carefully about your answers and don’t make any rash decisions….
● Dermatology is very visual with pattern recognition vital
● Use of images and associations
● Fun quiz to avoid somnolence
|2.00||Take a good hard look at yourself
Self-care panel discussion
This panel session will draw out strategies of how rural doctors remain resilient during often stressful emergency/critical cases and beyond, especially if negative outcomes are involved. Chaired by one of our state’s most passionate advocates for doctors health, Dr. Roger Sexton.
● Short presentations by a range of rural doctors
● Panel discussion
|5.30||Optional continued forum discussions
|7.30||Rural GP Awards Dinner|
|9.15||Nightmare on Airway Street (reprise)
Immerse yourself in a fully interactive session lead by fellow GPs who practice anaesthetics, allowing you to practice and discuss various aspects of airway management of the critically unwell in a safe setting. Scenarios include:
● the anatomically difficult airway
● cognitive aids and teamwork in a crisis
● rescue techniques for the ‘can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate’ situation
A full on, ‘smashed up car and all’ extrication session will emphasise:
● safe approach to emergency scene
● role of multi-service team (CFS, SAAS, SES) at the roadside
● safe vehicle extrication techniques.
A yearly favourite and staple of the RDASA Masterclass. Interactive scenario based emergency cardiac medicine tips for general practitioners focusing on resuscitation and emergency presentations. Just remember to check your own pulse...
Nightmare on Airway Street (reprise)
|2.15||Plenary Retrieval Discussion Panel
An interactive panel discussion on critical illness in the bush from perspectives of ambulance service, Rural Emergency Responder Network doctor, rural GP and retrieval service. This will be a panel discussion with audience participation focussed on gnarly rural emergency care, observing the path travelled by the patient and looking at the role of different health professionals.