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The Rural Inter-professional Simulation Courses

Trauma RiSc

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The Trauma Rural Inter-professional Simulation Course (RiSc) is a course run by the Rural Postgraduate Programme designed specifically for rural hospital teams in New Zealand. It is an immersive three-day course which will focus on emergency and trauma care using highly realistic skills and simulations. We believe that it takes a team to deliver high-quality trauma care. We are inviting rural hospital teams of doctors and nurses to join the course and learn the clinical skills and practice the teamwork that it takes to make the right things happen.

A team will consist of five members: Two or three doctors and two or three nurses who normally work together in clinical practice. A total of four teams from around NZ will meet and collaborate to learn new skills and procedures. Smaller centres unable to generate a full team are invited to send individuals to join one NZ-wide combined team.

Course content

  • Pre-course online content for study
  • Core trauma skills such as IV and IO access and splinting techniques
  • Updates in head and spine injury management
  • Highly realistic simulation stations with professional debrief
  • Rural airway management including team RSI practice
  • Rural human factors, teamwork, and communication
  • Procedural sedation workshop
  • NZ rural hospital networking and collaboration

Important information

Cost

The estimated cost for a team of 5 is NZD$10,000 per team, or NZD$3,500 per medical practitioner.

Accreditation

The RiSc course is approved with the RNZCGP Division of Rural Hospital Medicine as a Tier 1 resuscitation course as well as ACRRM for MOPS accreditation. The course is approved for MOPS CME points with RNZCGP and DRHMNZ.

See ACRRM accreditation details

Medical RiSc

Medical RiSc is a course run by the University of Otago Rural Postgraduate Programme designed specifically for interprofessional rural hospital teams in New Zealand. It is an immersive 3 day course that focuses on emergency medical care using highly realistic skills simulations and workshops.

We are inviting Rural Hospital Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Rural GP’s to attend and extend their clinical knowledge and skills for medical emergency management.

The course will cover:

  • Rural airway management
  • Managing the rural deteriorating patient
  • Respiratory failure and ventilation
  • Unwell cardiac patient
  • Cardioversion & electrical pacing workshops
  • Medical emergencies
  • Management of shock including inotropes/vasopressors
  • Thrombolysis
  • Interpreting ECG’s and ABG’s
  • Rural human factors, teamwork and communication
  • NZ rural hospital networking and collaboration

Dates

2020 courses are 12–14 October. 2021 courses will be held in August. Please contact the organiser if you are interested in attending a course.

Cost

The cost NZD$3,500 per Rural Hospital Doctor, NZD$950 per Rural General Practitioner, $500 per Nurse or Paramedic. We encourage you to come as an inter-professional team from your workplace if possible, however we also warmly welcome individual applicants

*We recognise that Nurses have limited professional development funds, so we encourage Rural Hospital Doctors to support their colleagues by extending their CME to sponsor a nurse from their hospital to attend.

Accreditation

RNZCGP has approved RiSc for CME MOPS points. The course contains 30 hours of educational activity for MOPS RNZCGP has approved RiSc for CME MOPS CPD points credits. The course contains 30 hours of educational activity for MOPS CPD.

DRHMNZ has approved RiSc to be recognized as a Tier 1 resuscitation course for Fellows of Rural Hospital Medicine.

Registration

To register please complete the RiSc Application Form electronically (one for each team) and signed Confidentiality Agreement Form (one for each member of the team) and return them to the organiser via email at the address below.

To download the RiSc application form and the confidentiality agreement form, click the links below:

Trauma RiSC Application Form (Word)

Medical RiSC Application Form (Word)

RiSC Confidentiality Agreement Form (PDF)

Electronic signatures are accepted.

Location

Rural Health Academic Centre, Ashburton

Contacts

Please email the contacts below for general enquiries and to apply.