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Medical staff working in critical care areas are strongly encouraged to complete ALS 2 training.

These great courses are run locally at NCHER where they are coordinated by senior Northern Health specialists accredited as course conveners and instructors plus visiting instructors.

The course provides the know-how and opportunity to practice all the technical and non technical skills required to confidently lead or participate in a code blue response.

Reimbursement of registrtaion fees is available for NH ED registrars.

Check out the flyer here for upcoming dates and get yourself qualified as an ALS2 provider!



This year, the focus is on peer education and Dr Bradley Dent will be presenting next, on a topic which we all love to hate ... "Syncope"! You won't need caffeine for this one.

Also featuring are a Neopuff inservice, a case presentation by Dr Rachel Taylor and a special guest speaker who will bring us an interesting discussion around paediatric refugee and asylum seeker health, Dr Karen Kiang. Should be a stimulating Wednesday. Tute room 2. Exam specific teaching starts from 12:30 pm in rooms 7 & 8.

All registrars are expected to attend education with exceptions of night duty and leave.



Teaching 17th Feb

Next week's teaching will be 2 hours of plaster workshop covering the following :

1) Upper limb full POP

2) Lower limb full POP

3) Upper limb backslab

4) Lower limb backslab and U-slab.  Go here for tips on plaster application.


We will finish off with Telehealth training by Jane Kealey. 

See you all at NCHER, Part-task room (back end of simulation centre), 10 am sharp.


Teaching 10th of Feb

Next week, we will start off with a QRM session followed by the topic

"Abdominal Pain", given by Dr Nancy Sadka (welcome Nancy!).

We will finish off with Paeds and CAHU triggers meeting, and the topic will be

"Paediatric Short Stay Unit" conducted by Dr Loren Sher.

Registrars will be given slots to present interesting cases throughout the year.  I will be rostering registrars who would have just come off the Mon-Thurs night shift to present at the following Wednesday at teaching.  First up will be Rachel Taylor and Mike Khoury (leaving Katie to sort out her rotations with her twin sister Kate).


Orientation 101

Welcome 2016!

This Wednesday marks the beginning of another exciting year at TNH.

All registrars old and new are expected to attend Orientation from 10am - 2pm at NCHER Lecture Theatre 2 (colourful education building on Cooper Street just next to main hospital).

If you are lost, meet in Purple or get directions from Outpatients reception areas nearby.

Speakers have been lined up, so be punctual.  Promise it will not be dry or boring.