Immediate Care in Primary Health Conference 2024

Upskilling local healthcare professionals to support the needs of our community

Immediate care in primary health is crucial for addressing the health needs of individuals and families across the North Coast. When these issues arise suddenly, they require swift intervention to prevent further complications or an escalation in the care required. From minor injuries to sudden illnesses, the provision of timely and comprehensive care is essential for preserving the health and well-being of our population.

GPs, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals all play an interconnected role in the health of North Coast communities by responding to sudden conditions in their practice every day. Healthy North Coast warmly invites you to join us at our Immediate Care in Primary Health Conference in June 2024. View the agenda.

What to expect

The Healthy North Coast Immediate Care in Primary Health Conference is a one-day education event that offers profession-specific streams for primary health professionals, catering to the unique role you play in your patient’s multidisciplinary team.   

Register now for: 

  • A vast range of immediate care topics commonly seen in a primary health context 
  • Profession-specific streams for GP’s, Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals 
  • Case studies, networking and an interdisciplinary discussion  
  • Optional certified CPR Training  
  • 7.5 CPD hours 

This CPR training session is delivered by First Aid Courses Coffs Harbour. Students who successfully complete this nationally-recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for  HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Session times:

  1. 9:15 – 11:15am
  2. 11:35am – 1:35pm
  3. 2:15 – 4:15pm

By opting into a CPR session, you are forfeiting attending those two sessions in the main conference.

Join us for an evening of networking, a delicious 2-course meal and live music entertainment. A perfect way to get to know your colleagues and the North Coast clinical community in a relaxed setting. More details on the band to be announced soon.

Extra tickets may be purchased for friends and partners if desired.

Full day conference: $50pp

Optional: 

  • CPR Training: Free of charge (limited spaces available)
  • Dinner: $38pp – friends and partners welcome, bookings essential

A word from our GP Medical Educators...

In the busy day to day work of our primary health professionals, medical problems can often come at the most unexpected times. Learning how to deal with immediate presentations in a primary care setting is essential for all health practitioners, whether you're a GP, nurse, pharmacist of or an allied health professional. Attending our conference will give you the confidence to deal with the unexpected and support your clients better. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome from Healthy North Coast

9:15am - 9:30am

Welcome to Country

Acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Birpai and Widjabul Wia-bal Nations, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. Pay your respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

9:30am

GP's

Long COVID

Nurses

Implementing Chronic Disease Management Plans and Health Assessments

Allied Health

Prevention of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Practice Managers

Leading a Practice Team

10:15am

GP's

Heart Failure

Nurses

Long COVID

Allied Health

Interdisciplinary Management of Diabetes

Practice Managers

Managing Expectations and Performance

11:00am

Morning Tea

11:30am

GP's

Diabetes

Nurses

Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Rehab

Allied Health

Utilising Chronic Disease Management Plans

Practice Managers

The Business of Primary Care and MyMedicare

12:15pm

GP's

Chronic Liver Disease

Nurses

Diabetes

Allied Health

Managing Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Practice Managers

Aggression in the Workplace

1:00pm

Lunch

1:45pm

GP's

Chronic Kidney Disease

Nurses

Navigating NDIS

Allied Health

My Aged Care and Chronic Conditions

Practice Managers

Practice Accreditation

2:30pm

GP's

COPD

Nurses

Benefits of Social Prescribing in Mental Health

Allied Health

NDIS and Chronic Conditions

Practice Managers

Customer service and Communication Skills

3:15pm

Afternoon Tea

3:45pm

Integrating Interdisciplinary Care Teams in the Management of Chronic Disease

4:45pm

Wrap up & forum close

*Times are subject to change

Will I get CPD Points for attending?

Healthy North Coast is seeking accreditation for GP’s through RACGP & ACRRM for 6.5 hours.

All other professions will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their self-reporting CPD.

Agenda

8:30am

Registrations open, and arrival tea and coffee

9:00am

Introduction from Healthy North Coast & Welcome to Country

Acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, Gumbaynggirr Country, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. Pay your respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

9:15am

GPs

The red eye

Nurses

Understanding the ECG

Pharmacists

Acute sports injuries

Allied Health

Managing immediate care in the very young

10:15am

GPs

Acute arrhythmia

Nurses

Clinical assessment of the very young and very old

Pharmacists

The red eye

Allied Health

Acute sports injuries

9:15am – 10:15am Optional CPR training session #1 – limited spaces available in each session

11:15am

Morning Tea

11:35am

GPs

Immediate care in the diabetic

Nurses

Acute wounds, burns and bites

Pharmacists

The acute headache

Allied Health

The acute back

12:35pm

GP's

The acute headache

Nurses

The role of the nurse in immediate care triage and handover

Pharmacists

Acute wounds, burns and bites

Allied Health

When the patient becomes suddenly unwell

11:35am – 12:35pm Optional CPR training session #2 – limited spaces available in each session

1:35pm

Lunch

2:15pm

GPs

Common fractures and their management

Nurses

Anaphylaxis and recognising the declining patient

Pharmacists

Paediatric rashes

Allied Health

Managing immediate care in the elderly

3:15pm

GPs

Paediatric emergencies

Nurses

Deteriorating residents in the RACHs

Pharmacists

Anaphylaxis and recognising the declining patient

Allied Health

Immediate care in eating disorders

2:15pm – 3:15pm Optional CPR training session #3 – limited spaces available in each session

4:15pm

Afternoon Tea

4:35pm

What services are required to manage immediate mental health care presentations in primary health

5:35pm

Wrap up & Forum close

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Conference Dinner (optional) - partners welcome - $38pp - booking essential

*Times are subject to change

Will I get CPD Points for attending?

Healthy North Coast is seeking accreditation for GPs through RACGP & ACRRM for 7.5 hours.

All other professions will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their self-reporting CPD.

Register for the 2024 Immediate Care in Primary Health Conference now!

For more information, please contact Healthy North Coast’s Education Team at [email protected]

The Healthy North Coast Immediate Care in Primary Health Conference 2024 is developed in collaboration with North Coast Allied Health Association and HealthPathways

North Coast Allied Health Association