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May
22
Wed
UCRH Multidisciplinary Education Program on Wednesday 22 May 2024 @ UCRH Lecture Theatre
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
UCRH Multidisciplinary Education Program on Wednesday 22 May 2024 @ UCRH Lecture Theatre

UCRH Multidisciplinary Education Program on Wednesday 22 May 2024

Session 1:        Placement Debrief, Clinical Reasoning

When:   9:30 – 10:30AM

https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpce2vqzgtG9ciIpZkPbj3i0_C9_3x2h6F

 

Session 2:      Child welfare and wellbeing

When:   10:30 – 11:30AM

https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtc-qorDwvEtDL2dooopOLpBxn4vD_RB4a

 

Session 3:       National Digital Health Strategy Webinar

When:   11:30AM – 12:30PM

https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOGprD8rGdUnzv7tZ5wp-HS-uYIN7B_S

 

Session 4:       UOW Medical Student Research Presentations

When:   1:30 – 3PM

https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlceGprzktG9wrCF_u0XFreCZcVWd8iSqY

May
27
Mon
Reconciliation Week Research Symposium @ UCRH
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reconciliation Week Research Symposium @ UCRH

The UCRH Reconciliation Week Research Symposium acknowledges and celebrates this year’s Reconciliation Week theme of “Now More Than Ever”.

Come join us at the University Centre for Rural Health for a day filled with insightful discussions and presentations at our Reconciliation Week Research Symposium. This event brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, health professionals and community advocates to explore innovative strategies for addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Keynote speakers will explore topics such as Healing Country, The Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion, Otitis Media among other topics. Following on from the keynote speakers there will be a panel discussion to discuss the topic of Reconciliation.

We invite you to join us for a half day filled with insightful discussions, connect and network and engage with leading experts in the field.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of an enriching experience!

May
28
Tue
Research Seminar: the Babybreathe Trial @ University Centre for Rural Health Lecture Theatre
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Research Seminar: the Babybreathe Trial @ University Centre for Rural Health Lecture Theatre

The University Centre for Rural Health and the Daffodil Centre co-present:

Research Seminar
“The Babybreathe trial: postpartum smoking relapse prevention – from conception to delivery”

Presented by Professor Caitlin Notley
Director, Lifespan Health Research centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of East Anglia, UK & Chief Investigator for the Babybreathe trial

Seminar Details:
Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, University Centre for Rural Health
61 Uralba Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480
This Seminar is being offered in-person and online.

To attend online, please register at the below link:
https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsf-uoqT0rE9a8pQvB3vN3Tui_p_fo5gmQ

Seminar Summary:
Despite quitting smoking in pregnancy, the majority of people who manage to quit relapse to smoking postpartum, with most relapse occurring in the first six months after a baby is born. BabyBreatheTM is a complex intervention offering targeted one-to-one behavioural support in the community, delivered either face-to-face or remotely, alongside digital, remote and pharmacological support in the postpartum period. In this presentation Professor Notley will describe the background and intervention development, before reporting emergent findings from the multi-centre randomised controlled trial to compare the BabyBreatheTM intervention with usual care. Discussion on recruitment and follow up data collection strategies, their relative effectiveness, and initial outcomes is welcomed, as well as opportunities for reflection on the approach within the Australian context.

Co-authors
Bauld, L, Clark, A, Duneclift, S, Gilroy, V, Holland, R, Naughton, F, Howard, G, Ussher, M, Harris, T, Belderson, P

Presenter Bio:
Professor Caitlin Notley is Director of the Lifespan Health Research Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA), with a multidisciplinary focus on prevention, health and wellbeing across the lifecourse. She also leads the Addiction Research Group. As a social scientist, she has wide ranging research expertise in applied mixed methods. Her expertise spans clinical trials of complex behavioural interventions for cancer prevention, systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis, and in-depth qualitative approaches that really aim to get to the heart of understanding addictive behaviour. Her particular areas of expertise are tobacco smoking cessation, relapse prevention and harm reduction approaches. She currently leads the NIHR funded ‘Babybreathe’ randomised controlled trial of a smoking relapse prevention intervention.

Jun
3
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – Jun 4 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jun
13
Thu
Aboriginal Health Worker Training – Session 1 @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Aboriginal Health Worker Training - Session 1 @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aboriginal Health Worker Training Program is a culturally sensitive and community-focused offering designed to empower Aboriginal Health Workers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Session 1
Trauma Informed Care
Mental Health

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jun
27
Thu
Aboriginal Health Worker Training – Session 2 @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Aboriginal Health Worker Training - Session 2 @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aboriginal Health Worker Training Program is a culturally sensitive and community-focused offering designed to empower Aboriginal Health Workers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Session 2
Physical Assessment
Basic Medical Terminology and Medications

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jul
2
Tue
Plastering & Suturing @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plastering & Suturing @ University Centre for Rural Health

This hands-on workshop covers a range of essential techniques for wound closure and immobilization,
ensuring participants are equipped to deliver high-quality care in clinical settings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice suturing techniques on simulated skin models and perform plastering procedures on anatomical moulds under the guidance of experienced instructors.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jul
11
Thu
Aboriginal Health Worker Training – Session 3 @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Aboriginal Health Worker Training - Session 3 @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aboriginal Health Worker Training Program is a culturally sensitive and community-focused offering designed to empower Aboriginal Health Workers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Session 3
Managing Emergencies Outside the Emergency Department
Practical Skills Brush Up

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jul
22
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am – Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jul
25
Thu
Aboriginal Health Worker Training – Session 4 @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Aboriginal Health Worker Training - Session 4 @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aboriginal Health Worker Training Program is a culturally sensitive and community-focused offering designed to empower Aboriginal Health Workers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Session 4
Scenario Simulation
Tying it all together – all the teaching into practice

VIEW FLYER HERE

Cannulation & Venepuncture @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cannulation & Venepuncture @ University Centre for Rural Health

This course provides comprehensive training in two essential medical procedures: cannulation and venepuncture. Designed for healthcare professionals, including nurses, phlebotomists, and medical assistants, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform these procedures. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and confidence to perform cannulation and venepuncture safely and effectively, contributing to improved patient care and outcomes in various healthcare settings.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Jul
30
Tue
Aged Care @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aged Care @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aged Care Workshop is a comprehensive educational program focused on equipping healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to provide high-quality care for older adults. This workshop addresses the unique challenges and considerations involved in caring for the elderly population and emphasises a person-centred approach to aging.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Ultrasound Vascular Access @ University Centre for Rural Health
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ultrasound Vascular Access @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Ultrasound Vascular Access Workshop is a comprehensive educational program designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform ultrasound-guided cannulation with confidence and precision. This hands-on workshop focuses on enhancing participants’ proficiency in identifying and accessing peripheral veins using ultrasound guidance, thereby improving patient safety and procedural success rates. Facilitated by FACEM and Medical Educator, Dr Alex Pullen, this course covers anatomy, physiology and device selection.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Aug
12
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Aug
15
Thu
Insertion and Care of Nasogastric Tube @ University Centre for Rural Health
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Insertion and Care of Nasogastric Tube @ University Centre for Rural Health

Nasogastric tube insertion is a vital skill in healthcare, frequently used for various diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This comprehensive workshop offers healthcare professionals an immersive experience in nasogastric tube insertion techniques. This workshop provides a hands-on approach, combining theoretical knowledge with practical demonstrations to ensure participants gain confidence in this procedure.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Aug
27
Tue
Skills & Drills Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health
Aug 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Skills & Drills Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Skills & Drills Workshop aims to enhance the practical skills and competencies of healthcare professionals across various disciplines. Through a series of interactive sessions with experienced healthcare instructors, participants will engage in hands-on activities, simulations, and drills designed to sharpen their clinical skills, improve patient outcomes, and foster teamwork in healthcare settings. This workshop will include IV cannulation, intraosseous insertion and performing and interpreting ECG’s. Through facilitated discussions there will be opportunities for participants to share experiences, challenges, and develop best practice.

View Flyer Here

Sep
5
Thu
Dental Emergencies @ University Centre for Rural Health
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dental Emergencies @ University Centre for Rural Health

Emergency management of acute dental presentations including trauma. This workshop is facilitated by Dr Angie Nilsson, Clinical Director Oral Health NNSW Local Heath District.

Topics include:
Understand the management of dental trauma.
Learn how to manage avulsed teeth and splint using emergency dental kits.
Antibiotic use and pain relief in dental emergency management.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Sep
16
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Sep
26
Thu
Deteriorating Patient Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Deteriorating Patient Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Deteriorating Patient Workshop is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals in recognising and responding to signs of clinical deterioration in patients. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and simulation-based learning activities, participants will increase in confidence to identify early warning signs, initiate appropriate interventions, and escalate care effectively to prevent adverse outcomes.

View Flyer Here

Sep
27
Fri
Aged Care @ University Centre for Rural Health
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aged Care @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Aged Care Workshop is a comprehensive educational program focused on equipping healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to provide high-quality care for older adults. This workshop addresses the unique challenges and considerations involved in caring for the elderly population and emphasises a person-centred approach to aging.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Sep
30
Mon
Paediatric Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm
Paediatric Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Paediatric Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Paediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Oct
15
Tue
Plastering & Suturing @ University Centre for Rural Health
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plastering & Suturing @ University Centre for Rural Health

This hands-on workshop covers a range of essential techniques for wound closure and immobilization,
ensuring participants are equipped to deliver high-quality care in clinical settings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice suturing techniques on simulated skin models and perform plastering procedures on anatomical moulds under the guidance of experienced instructors.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Oct
21
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Oct
29
Tue
Prep for Practice Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Prep for Practice Workshop @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Preparation for Practice Workshop is designed to support students and new graduates in transitioning from academic studies to clinical practice. Through a combination of interactive sessions, discussions, roleplays and simulated patient scenarios, participants will gain essential knowledge to increase the confidence in and awareness about their roles. This workshop aims to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical application, emphasising clinical competence, critical thinking, communication, and patient-centred care.

View Flyer Here

Nov
11
Mon
Ultrasound Vascular Access @ University Centre for Rural Health
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ultrasound Vascular Access @ University Centre for Rural Health

The Ultrasound Vascular Access Workshop is a comprehensive educational program designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform ultrasound-guided cannulation with confidence and precision. This hands-on workshop focuses on enhancing participants’ proficiency in identifying and accessing peripheral veins using ultrasound guidance, thereby improving patient safety and procedural success rates. Facilitated by FACEM and Medical Educator, Dr Alex Pullen, this course covers anatomy, physiology and device selection.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Nov
14
Thu
Paediatric Skills Day @ University Centre for Rural Health
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Paediatric Skills Day @ University Centre for Rural Health | Lismore | New South Wales | Australia

The Paediatric Skills Day is an immersive educational event designed to enhance the clinical competencies of healthcare professionals involved in the care of children. This comprehensive program offers a combination of theoretical knowledge, hands-on skill stations, and interactive workshops focused on paediatric assessment, diagnosis, and management.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Nov
18
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Nov
28
Thu
Cannulation & Venepuncture @ University Centre for Rural Health
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cannulation & Venepuncture @ University Centre for Rural Health

This course provides comprehensive training in two essential medical procedures: cannulation and venepuncture. Designed for healthcare professionals, including nurses, phlebotomists, and medical assistants, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform these procedures. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and confidence to perform cannulation and venepuncture safely and effectively, contributing to improved patient care and outcomes in various healthcare settings.

VIEW FLYER HERE

Dec
9
Mon
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm
Adult Advanced Life Support @ University Centre for Rural Health

A two-day Adult Advanced Life Support program to healthcare professionals in the provision of Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support in a critical care clinical setting. The program content runs over two days with assessment for certification for both BLS and ALS on the second day. The course is based on the latest Australian Resuscitation Council Statements on Basic and Advanced Life Support and current ANZCOR guidelines, incorporating theoretical lectures, clinical skill stations, and simulation scenarios.

VIEW FLYER HERE