Bruny Island trains for better treatment

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Bruny Island Community Health Centre hosted a team from CareFlight recently as they ran their Sick and Injured Kids in the Bush workshop.

CareFlight runs accredited training for clinical specialists and a range of free education and training programs to build resilience in regional, rural and remote areas as well as providing aeromedical services.

 The workshop included theoretical presentations and a range of practical skills stations and simulations including primary and secondary assessment of paediatric patients, sepsis and IV fluids, intraosseous insertion, paediatric trauma, paediatric respiratory and cardiac arrest, Paediatric transfer and neonatal resuscitation.

Educators demonstrate a comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of critically unwell and injured children and shared evidence-based knowledge of complex clinical decision making as well as effective team leadership in managing and stabilizing an unwell or injured child.

Dee Stokely and Lucy Foreman-Lake of Bruny Island Health praised the value of the learning experience.

“The revision, practice, new learning and team building was so valuable and the best part of the workshop was the scenarios,” said Ms Stokely.

“Scenarios and experience of the CareFlight presenters was great,” said Ms Lake.

Pictured above: (Back L-R) Claire Perrin, Deidre Stokely, Lucy Foreman-Lake, Anthony Cook, Wendy Braithwaite, Alison Sailsbury, Peter Harris, (Front L-R) Olivia Bigham, Liz Ward, Mary Richards, Victoria Bull and Michelle Phillips at the CareFlight paediatric first aid training held on Bruny Island recently. (PS)

Pictured above: (L-R) Mary Richards, Alison Sailsbury, Wendy Braithwaite and Michelle Phillips training for neo-natal resuscitation during the CareFlight Sick and Injured Kids in the Bush workshop. (PS)