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Date(s) - 23/09/2021 - 24/09/2021
All Day


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 has accreditation with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for continuing professional development points/hours and is approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program, Obstetrics Grant component.  We do ask participants to contact their relevant college to ascertain your eligibility for the grant prior to attending.

This education workshop is proudly delivered by Rural Health West in partnership with WA Country Health Service, through the Better Medical Care Initiative.