Rural Inter-professional simulation course (February)

Hosted by the University of Otago.

 The Rural Inter-professional Simulation Course (RiSC) is a new course run by the Rural Postgraduate Programme designed specifically for rural hospital teams in New Zealand.

It is an immersive three-day course which will focus on emergency and trauma care using highly realistic skills and simulations.

We believe that it takes a team to deliver high-quality trauma care. We are inviting rural hospital teams of doctors and nurses to join the course and learn the clinical skills and practice the teamwork that it takes to make the right things happen.

A team will consist of five members—two or three doctors and two or three nurses who normally work together in clinical practice. A total of four teams from around NZ will meet and collaborate to learn new skills and procedures. Smaller centres unable to generate a full team are invited to send individuals to join one NZ-wide combined team.

Choose from two dates:

  • 12–14 February 2018
  • 28–30 May 2018

For registration dates, please visit the Otago University website.

Course content

  •     Pre-course online content for study
  •     Core trauma skills such as IV and IO access and splinting techniques
  •     Updates in head and spine injury management
  •     Highly realistic simulation stations with professional debrief
  •     Rural airway management including team RSI practice
  •     Rural human factors, teamwork, and communication
  •     Procedural sedation workshop
  •     NZ rural hospital networking and collaboration

The RiSC course is approved by Division of Rural Hospital Medicine as a Tier 1 resuscitation course, and CME credits.

The cost for a team of 5 is NZ$10,000 per team, or NZ$3,500 per medical practitioner.

12/02/2018 - 30/05/2018
Simulation Suite
Rural Health Academic Centre
Ashburton, Canterbury 

Diary Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:00