Dennis Pashen: Social Media 4 Rural & Remote Medical Education #RMEC13

Dennis Pashen is currently the Director of Medical Services for the Darling Downs Rural, involving some 18 rural hospitals. He held the position of President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and was the ex-Director of James Cook University’s Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

Dennis has been involved with rural medical education for over 35 years is strongly committed to developing an increasing role for “Generalists” in rural and remote health. He is now a strong advocate for the use of social media to augment remote medical education.

Dennis will be running a ‘practical how to’ social media workshop at RMEC13 on June 28-29 in Brisbane ” #RMEC13 caught up with Dennis a few days ago for a quick chat and preview for what’s ahead.

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Vicki Sheedy: What Telehealth can do for You! #RMEC13

Vicki Sheedy is the Strategic Programs Manager- eHealth for the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). She is responsible for the establishment and management of the ACRRM Telehealth Support program. Vicki has over 25 years’ experience initiating and managing medical education and quality improvement programs, with a particular interest in Rural, Remote and Aboriginal health and the rational use of technology to improve access to education and health services.

Vicki will be conducting a telehealth workshop at RMEC13 next week that will examine the Clinical, Technical and Contextual considerations which underpin the successful introduction of telehealth into busy rural practice.
This workshop will demonstrate some of these resources and illustrate their use in rural practice via a series of case studies.

#RMEC13 caught up with Vicki for a sneak preview of what she would be covering at the workshop.

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Dennis Pashen: Rural Health Care Planning #RMEC13

Dennis Pashen is currently the Director of Medical Services for the Darling Downs Rural, involving some 18 rural hospitals.  He held the position of President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and was the ex-Director of James Cook University’s Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

Dennis has been involved with rural medical education for over 35 years and has been instrumental in starting, chairing and working with a range of rural health education and medical organisations as well as writing a number of papers on rural health and medical education. He is strongly committed to developing an increasing role for “Generalists” in rural and remote health and has been involved for many years in working with government and health systems to develop policy for the creation of sustainable and accessible models of health services.

Dennis will be speaking at RMEC13 on June 28-29 in Brisbane on “Health service planning based on community
health needs using rural generalists.” #RMEC13 caught up with Dennis a few days ago for a quick chat and here is what he had to say.

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Tamsin Cockayne: The High Incidence of Renal Disease in Indigenous Communties

Renal disease is significant health issue in the NT with some indigenous communities recording the highest rates of kidney disease in the world.

#RMEC13 caught up with Dr Tamsin Cockayne last week to discuss how her work at NTGPE  is helping close the gap. Sadly I was just one day after the passing of Mandawoy Yinapingu, who in 1992 was awarded Australian of the Year for his work as a musician and educator, and his work in building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Like many indigenous Australian’s Mandawoy Yinapingu suffered from renal disease, and this lead us to discuss this topic more broadly on this day. Below is a recording of this interesting discussion.

Tamsin Cockayne: The High Incidence Renal Disease in Indigenous Communities from RVTS on Vimeo.

Dr Tamsin Cockayne is a General Practitioner (GP) with a passion for remote and Indigenous health and primary health care. She is currently the Director of Medical and Cultural Education at Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE), the Northern Territory’s AGPT GP education and training provider.  In this role Dr Cockayne develops educational programs and attracts doctors to the NT to help Close the Gap. Prior to this position she worked in remote North Scotland and begun a Masters in Health Management. Tamsin will be presenting at RMEC13 on 28-29 June in Brisbane.

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Tamsin Cockayne: Closing the Gap in the NT

Dr Tamsin Cockayne is a General Practitioner (GP) with a passion for remote and Indigenous health and primary health care. She is currently the Director of Medical and Cultural Education at Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE), the Northern Territory’s AGPT GP education and training provider.  In this role Dr Cockayne develops educational programs and attracts doctors to the NT to help Close the Gap. Prior to this position she worked in remote North Scotland and begun a Masters in Health Management.

#RMEC13 caught up with Tamsin last week to discuss her work at NTGPE and the effects that providing additional medical training resources into remote NT communities is helping close the gap.

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Bree Bulle: Simulated Obstetric Emergency Training #RMEC13

Obstetric emergencies occur only rarely in remote locations, but when they do present at a remote facility it is critical that all staff can work together as a team with their own equipment in their environment.

RMEC13 caught up with Bree Bulle, a consultant midwife at Alpine Health to discuss the Obstetric Emergency program developed at Alpine Health specially for remote medical and health practitioners.

In this short presentation, Bree provides an overview of the details and objectives of this novel mobile intensive obstetric emergency program, designed to assist medical teams to meet best practice standards in the management of medical emergencies in their own facilities.

Bree will be conducting a hands on workshop at RMEC13 where she will demonstrate the simulated obstetrics program and run through all the technical and training materials with patients.

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Bree Bulle: Maternity Emergencies at Alpine Health #RMEC13

Alpine Health operate out of three obstetric and maternity care units in the remote mountainous region of Northern Victoria, which has it own unique challenges.

RMEC13 caught up with Bree Bulle, a consultant midwife at Alpine Health to discuss the Obstetric Emergency program developed at Alpine Health specially for remote medical and health practitioners.

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