Neonatal Emergency Care (NEC) - Geraldton

Neonatal Emergency Care (NEC) - Geraldton

Event Details



Due to the evolving landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all face-to-face education activities delivered by Rural Health West scheduled from now until 5 July 2020 have been cancelled.  This includes all education workshops in the regions, the Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend at Karijini in May, the Rural Anaesthetics Down Under conference in Broome in June, and the Aboriginal Health Conference in Perth in early July.

We will continue to monitor the situation and advise whether it is possible to reschedule this workshop for later in the year.

We appreciate your ongoing support for our education and skills development activities and your patience and understanding at this time.

This Rural Health West CPD workshop provides obstetric teams with the necessary skills to effectively manage problems which may occur during neonatal delivery and postnatal care. Covering neonatal resuscitation, ventilation, chest compression, endotracheal intubation and medications, the workshop also considers ethical questions and how lessons learned can be implemented to improve care in a local setting. Information and teaching is delivered via seminars, case studies, practical hands-on sessions and also mega code scenarios involving the entire resuscitation team.

This workshop content will include:

Day One − Neonatal Resuscitation Program
• Understanding the physiology of normal transition at birth
• Understanding approaches to neonatal resuscitation
• Participant demonstration of proficient resuscitation skills
• Participant demonstration of the ability to lead full neonatal resuscitation and coordinate the response of others
• Understanding how lessons learnt can be implemented to improve care in the local setting

Day Two – Neonatal Emergency Care
• Stabilisation of the sick neonate
• Advanced clinical skills including insertion of umbilical vein catheter/umbilical artery catheter and pneumothorax management 
• Common neonatal problems – detailed interactive teaching scenarios
Eligibility: GP obstetricians, medical practitioners and midwives. Priority is given to those working in the local region. 

Length: Two Days 8.00am-5.00pm

Cost: Midwives - $440 for both days (including GST) 
          GP/GPO - $660 for both days (including GST) 
The cost of this workshop is subsidised by WA Country Health Service through the Better Medical Care Initiative

Accreditation: This workshop is pending accreditation with RACGP and ACRRM 

The cost of this workshop is subsidised by WA Country Health Service through the Better Medical Care Initiative

Payment Structure
You will receive an email link for payment in an event confirmation email.   Payment is required within 14 days of receiving the email. If full payment is not received within 14 days, your place will be offered to another delegate.

Cancellation Policy
Applicants who give notice of cancellation of four (4) weeks or more will receive a full refund of the course fee. 
Applicants who withdraw from the course 14 days prior will receive a 50% refund of the course fee. 
Applicants who fail to attend a course or who withdraw from the course less than 14 days of the course date will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

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