A workshop was held on the weekend of 25-26 November in Wangaratta for Registrars undertaking the Advanced procedural skills posts in Obstetrics and Anaesthetics. The workshop kicked off with an ER episode on Friday night hosted by Louise Sterling followed by a comprehensive full day of simulated scenarios on the Saturday. These scenarios also included midwives and theatre nurses providing a very ‘realistic’ team environment for all who participated.
The Sunday program was split to provide the Anaesthetic Trainees with exam preparation undertaking a number of VIVA rounds, whilst the Obstetric trainees undertook a ‘Breaking Bad News’ workshop with local Gippsland Clinical Psychologist, John Reeves. A dinner was held on Saturday night which provided a great opportunity for networking and collaboration and a special thank you to Dr Peter Keppel from MCCC for joining the dinner.
The feedback received by all trainees indicates that it was an extremely well received and successful workshop. Comments received from Registrars included: ‘Excellent weekend, realistic scenarios, great facilitators with good structure and feedback in a supportive friendly environment’. A special thank you to Dr Andrew Haughton for arranging the weekend and the support also from Drs Louise Sterling, Antony Wong, Mick Shaw, Andrea Noar, Ms Veronica Porcaro and Dr Greg Coates attending as the Clinical Lead, Anaesthetics, RWAV. A special thanks also to the University of Melbourne and their staff Jan Garvey and Trent Hyde for their co-ordination of the simulation scenarios – an amazing amount of work goes into preparing and running these on the day.