Acute Care Education

The Acute Care Experts are a group of Specialist Emergency Physicians who provide training sessions for a wide range of health professionals to help them manage difficult acute and emergent patient presentations.

Often the more serious cases can present so infrequently that it can be difficult for clinicians to maintain the knowledge base and skills to deal with them when they do present. To combat this, we provide structured approaches that are easy to remember which can help clinicians safely navigate through these tricky situations. We also provide advice on drugs and equipment that can be stocked in the clinics and in the field so that clinicians have the tools they need to manage these presentations safely and effectively.

The Acute Care Experts is headed by a dual-trained Specialist Emergency Physician and GP who understands the unique challenges and resource limitations that clinicians can face in managing such emergent presentations in diverse clinical settings including both hospital, GP clinic setting as well as in the field. Our sessions are designed with this specifically in mind.

The Acute Care Expets

2019 Events

  • Rural Health West Conference 2019 (23-34th March) presentations:
    • Clinical Clearance of Acute Presentations
    • Detecting Subtle STEMIs
    • Basic ECG Interpretation
  • EMET 2019
    • “The Sick Child” 5th-7th November
    • Skills Day 12th October
    • “Shock” 10th-12th September
    • “Toxicological & Metabolic Emergencies” 21st-23rd May
    • “Cardiac Emergencies”
  • WAGPET GP Registrar Mini-releases 2019:
    • Topics:
      • GP Emergencies
      • Management of Severe Acute Pain
      • The Emergency Doctors Bag
    • 7 training sessions provided
  • EMS Conference 2019 Rusutsu, Japan
    • “An Airway to be Mindful Of”
  • ACEM Conferences
    • WA Scientific Meeting 2019:
      • 1. The Opioid- Lite ED
      • 2. Evidence Based Fraud
    • Annual Scientific Meeting: “Festival of Dangerous Ideas – Reject All New Evidence”

Past Events (2018)

Planned training sessions will be held in urban and major regional centres. In addition, to complement this, we’ll also be providing telehealth education for GPs in more remote regions for whom access to educational opportunities is often limited.

Some of the planned topics we will be providing training on include:

  • Structured Assessment of the Unwell Patient
  • Airway and Breathing Management Skills
    • Including hands-on training with equipment
  • Basic Life Support training
    • As required for GP accreditation/CPD
  • ECG Interpretation
    • Basic: Approach to ECG Interpretation
    • Advanced: Detecting subtle signs of ischaemia and arrhythmogenesis
  • Assessment and management of Shortness of Breath including
    • Acute Pulmonary Oedema (various types)
    • Acute Severe Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis – assessment and management
  • Status Epilepticus management
  • Clearing the Head & Cervical spine
    • How to safely clinically clear the patient, avoiding the need for imaging
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    • How to safely clinically exclude PE without the need for investigation
    • Diagnostic algorithm that minimises the need for imaging
    • Risk stratification of patients to decide which patients can be fully investigated as outpatients
  • Management of Acute Severe Pain
  • Emergency Doctors Bag
    • Training on the optimal choices for both free and low cost drugs and equipment to keep on hand to manage acute emergencies in various settings (e.g. GP clinic, home visits, side of the road)
  • Useful Clinical Resources
    • We recommended the best clinical resources (including websites and apps) to guide clinicians in the assessment and management of acute clinical presentations

More information regarding training program content and schedules will be published soon.

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