Emergency Trauma Management Course

Do you ever manage trauma patients?

Do you lead a team?

Do you work in a team?

Have you done the ETM - Emergency Trauma Management Course yet?

Well why not!

ETM is the New and Exciting and Up-to-date version of EMST/ATLS - but includes a whole lot more. Designed by Emergency Physicians (not surgeons), for Emergency Physicians, it teaches trauma and team management/communication from the ED perspective - how we really do it in the ED.

Forget the *C-collars, *backboards and *PR exams - this is a 3 day course that teaches Evidence Based Medicine, through simulation, skills workshops, small group interactive sessions and mini lectures. This is a particularly fantastic course for those leading up to the Fellowship Exam - it covers the entire trauma curriculum and creates a great base of knowledge to tie all the random MCQs you are going to learn to.

The New Zealand ETM course will be held in Auckland Friday October 9th to Sunday October 11th 2015. There are also courses in Oz if you want to go somewhere warmer and have the strength to work with **Australians for a weekend.

* Apologies - being controversial - ignore at will
** Apologies to 'Stralians
*** I have no financial interest to this course - I just believe it is a fantastic course that everyone should do

I highly recommend doing this course rather than EMST (trainees can get one or the other paid for by the DHB).

Laura Joyce

Advanced Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Revision Course

The 4 day course has been designed to provide an intensive review of the ACEM Curriculum with a focus on exam techniques in answering sample 'new format' SAQ's and EMQ's. The course is aimed at Advanced Trainees preparing for the New format ACEM Fellowship Exam.

The AFEM Revision Course includes

  • Interactive, case based lectures reviewing the relevant ACEM Exam Curriculum subjects in 4 days
  • 150 SAQ's, MCQ's /EMQ's in 4 days!
  • Presented by experts in the field of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education
  • Trial Exams - a simulated (180 min) SAQ Exam
  • Trial Exams - a simulated (180 min) EMQ/MCQ Exam
  • Written and Individual Feedback provided to exam candidates
  • Comprehensive AFEM Exam Handbook
  • Fully catered

AFEM Revision Course:

Australian Institute of Ultrasound - Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine

Located at Broadbeach in the heart of the Gold Coast, Queensland.

This five-day course has been specifically designed for Emergency Medicine Specialists, Trainees & others in the Emergency Department who would like to become proficient in all the basic concepts of ultrasound scanning at the bedside. With highly experienced tutors and input from our faculty of Emergency Medicine Physicians who are passionate about ultrasound in their workplace, registrants will experience the best of both worlds.

Specific Topics Include

  • Basic practical physics, "knobology" and artifacts
  • Probe manipulation techniques
  • Scanning protocols in:
    • abdominal trauma (EFAST)
    • pneumothorax & pleural effusion
    • gall bladder
    • kidney
    • basic cardiac
    • first trimester obstetric clinical questions
  • Ultrasound Needle Guidance Techniques
  • Designing protocols to suit your department

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

This is a three-day course teaching a systematic approach to the early management of seriously ill and injured children. The course consists of an intensive programme of lectures, skill stations, workshops, interactive group work and testing.

There are approximately 10 courses held in New Zealand each year.

Day 1

  • Recognition of the Seriously Ill Child
  • Basic Life Support
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Management of Cardiac Arrest
  • The Child with an Abnormal Pulse
  • Newborn Resuscitation
  • Skill Stations – Basic Life Support, Airway Management, Defibrillation
  • Cardiac Scenarios
  • The Child with Breathing Difficulties
  • The Child in Shock
  • Testing

Day 2

  • The Convulsing Child
  • The child with Decreased Conscious Level
  • Workshops on Pain Management, Acid Base, Septic Child, Fluid and Electrolytes, Neurological Assessment and Transportation
  • Illness Scenario Teaching
  • Structured Approach to the Seriously Injuried Child
  • The Child with Chest Injury
  • The Child with an Abdominal Injury
  • The Child with Trauma to the Head and Spine
  • The Child with Drowning
  • The Child with Burns and Scalds

Day 3

  • Trauma Skill Stations – Vascular Access, Chest Procedures, Surgical Airway, Spinal Immobilisation and Radiology
  • Trauma Scenario Teaching Stations
  • Testing
Jo Jones
NZ Executive Officer