Rural Health West provides clinical workshops and emergency training for medical and health professionals in Western Australia. View our Events Calendar to find out what professional development opportunities are coming to your region.

Below are a list of emergency training courses provided by external agencies.

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)

The APLS covers the following areas:

  • Life support - basic and advanced 
  • Serious illness  
  • Serious injury 
  • Practical procedures, including radiology and pain management 

2019 location and dates:

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough 6 - 8 December

2020 location and dates:

Pan Pacific Perth22 - 24 January
Pan Pacific Perth3 - 5 March 
Pan Pacific Perth14 - 16 May
Pan Pacific Perth11 - 13 June
Pan Pacific Perth30 July - 1 August
Pan Pacific Perth18 - 20 September
Mangrove Hotel Broome1 - 3 October
Pan Pacific Perth9 - 11 November
Pan Pacific Perth


ARC Advanced Life Support 1

An Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) accredited one day course, providing practical skills and knowledge to manage patients in the immediate period of crisis.  The program includes recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.

2020 location and dates:

Armadale14 February
Armadale3 April
Geraldton30 April
Armadale19 May
Northam26 July
Kalgoorlie12 August
Port Hedland7 September
Armadale7 September
Armadale16 October
Armadale27 November

ARC Advanced Life Support 2

An Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) accredited course, this two day program aims to teach the theory and practical skills to effectively manage cardio/respiratory arrest, peri-arrest situations and special circumstances, and to prepare senior members of a multidisciplinary team to treat the patient until transfer to a critical care area if possible.  The course focuses on achieving advanced resuscitation competencies and is also designed to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies.

2020 location and dates:

Northam8 - 9 February
Perth19 - 20 February
Peel25 - 26 February
Albany27 - 28 February
Perth27 - 28 February
Armadale9 - 10 March
Bunbury12 - 13 March
Joondalup11 - 12 May
Perth14 - 15 May
Perth20 - 21 May
Port Hedland9 - 10 June
Nedlands1 - 2 July
Perth18 - 19 August
Nedlands1 - 2 September
Albany3 - 4 September
Perth3 - 4 September
Peel8 - 9 October
Geraldton13 - 14 October
Perth14 - 15 October
Perth22 - 23 October
Kalgoorlie12 - 13 November
Armadale16 -17 November
Broome1 - 2 December 
Perth3 - 4 December
Joondalup7 - 8 December

Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) - Advanced workshop

The Clinical Emergency Management Program Advanced workshops have been designed to further build participants' knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. These workshops are facilitated by a national team of highly trained intensive care paramedics.

2020 location and dates:

TBC

Emergency Life Support (ELS)

A two day course teaching a systematic approach to the emergency management of any seriously ill patient. The course consists of an intensive program of lectures, skill stations and interactive group discussions.

2020 location and dates:

TBC

Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) - Provider course

A two and half day intensive course in the management of injury victims in the first one to two hours following injury. Adapted from the Advanced Trauma Life Support  course of the American College of Surgeons in 1988. Emphasis on life saving skills and systematic clinical approach.

2020 location and dates:

TBC

Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT)

This one-day emergency medicine course has been designed to increase obstetric skill levels of participants with minimal prior practical knowledge. It is taught by a team of experienced rural GP obstetricians and midwives, who demonstrate the practical skills of a normal delivery and obstetric emergency scenarios that could occur in rural or remote practice. This is achieved using inter-professional clinical simulations during a practical hands-on workshop.

2020 location and dates:

TBC

Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST)
This comprehensive two-day emergency medicine course covers many of the common emergencies in rural practice and is relevant to the pre-hospital, small rural hospital and private rural practice environment. The course is designed to involve multi-disciplinary groups of medical, nursing and ambulance personnel.

2020 location and dates:

TBC


Western Trauma Course (WTC)

The Western Trauma Course (WTC) provides rural and remote health care practitioners with the education, re-training and re-skilling to successfully assess, triage and manage acute trauma patients. The program is a 1 day multidisciplinary course which covers the essential components of early trauma management including; MOI and initial assessment, head injury, pain management, paediatric trauma, chest injury, abdominal injury, rural trauma scenario, inter-hospital transfer, and incorporates hands on skill stations covering; the management of adult and paediatric airways, chest trauma, paediatric trauma, shock and burns.  Held in rural areas of WA, it is specifically aimed at meeting the needs of rural and remote health care professionals considering issues such as sparse population, limited medical facilities and staffing, and longer transport times.

2020 location and dates:

TBC