In this course you will learn about what’s involved in conducting a rural practice review. Read more.
In 2015, a consortium of specialist medical colleges, led by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and including the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD), delivered workshops at Port Macquarie and Hobart on telehealth.
Each workshop provided ‘hands on’ opportunities for specialists to explore telehealth technologies and to learn from their peers. The workshops were delivered in two parts:
1. Presentations from specialists on how they use telehealth
2. A demonstration of the various technologies and an opportunity to experiment with them.
The featured technologies included videoconferencing setups, imaging software, cameras, 3D printers and more.
Experimenting with these technologies was deemed to be an important step in increasing specialists’ confidence and excitement about telehealth.
Video presentations and links to resources can be found here.
In 2015, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) developed an audit tool to assist and encourage participation in audit of clinical practice.
The App aims to monitor practice and identify areas for improvement, which may be subject to a ‘Quality Cycle’ approach of measurement, comparison to a standard, introduction of change and re-measurement approach.
The App will enable rural and regional Fellows with minimum expertise in databases and IT systems to conduct clinical audits on a mobile device.
The App can be accessed here.
In 2015, the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) developed an online learning module to assist medical practitioners develop and implement strategies and protocols for the safe transport of critically ill patients.
The aim of the module is to ensure that all specialists involved in the transport of critically ill patients minimise risk and maximise safety.
Those completing this module will become aware of the most current guidelines, protocols and practices.
The module is available here. Follow the instructions on the linked page to register as a Rural Health Continuing Education guest user.
Workshops focusing on training in burr-hole surgery for head trauma emergencies have been offered over the course of three years by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Each workshop provided the foundation for improved acute head injury management facilitated by two neurosurgeons.
This course complements the workshop and assists future and past participants in the maintenance of their knowledge and skills. The content was based on the information contained in the booklet ‘The Management of Acute Neurotrauma in Rural and Remote Locations’ produced by the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. Read more.
The Critically Obstructed Airway is an important clinical problem that requires immediate management. This resource provides facilitators with everything they need to run the workshop series Managing the Critically Obstructed Airway. Specialists including but not limited to anaesthesiologists, emergency medicine practitioners and physicians interested in delivering workshops on the important clinical issue of the critically obstructed airway should utilise this resource. Read more.