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WACHS employees Pitch Your Pilot!

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Pitch Your Pilot is back for 2022! Your ideas could make a difference WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employees are invited to submit ideas to improve the way we work or create more positive outcomes for country communities in the third 'Pitch Your Pilot' program. Whilst the program is open to WACHS staff, collaborative ideas engaging in partnerships are encouraged. Trial of virtual reality goggles for pain diversion in paediatric patients when undergoing a medical procedure in an emergency department. The BACKUP service is a pilot program that uses WACHS Command Centre technology for senior nurses to provide support and…

My Health Record Improvements Webinar

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Wed 2 Jun 2021 5:00pm This ACCRM webinar lead by the Australian Digital Health Agency will provide information on how to use the My Health Record System. Doctors will learn about the benefits of using the system as well as all the latest improvements Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar doctors will know: What is the My Health Record system and what benefit is there to me and my patients in using the system. What changes and enhancements have been made, in particular with Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging and Advance Care Directives. Education and Training resources available. Where to…

Palliative Care Week

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In 2021, National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) will be held from Sunday 23 May – Saturday 29 May, with the theme “Palliative Care It’s more than you think.” During NPCW 2021 we hope to spark important conversations in the community about the benefits of quality palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia. Visit the website for more information and resources.

Scholarships Open

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The National Centre for Farmer Health will provide a limited number of scholarships to financially assist students who would like to undertake further study in area of Agricultural Health and Medicine. Scholarships are open twice yearly to applicants who enrol in core units HMF701 (Agricultural Health and Medicine) and or HMF702 (Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities) either as part of their Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine, or as an elective at Deakin University or other university post-graduate course. Applications close on the 31 May 2021.  Visit the website for more information or to register.

Culturally responsive care and Blood Borne viruses: Webinar series for WA healthcare workers

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Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are growing in WA, the latest census data shows one in five households speak a language other than English at home. When supporting CALD populations, health professionals can be faced with clinical presentations and needs that vary substantially from Australian-born populations, particularly in terms of Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs).   This course is for: General practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses and other interested healthcare workers.   This activity training has been submitted for approval to RACGP QI&CPD Program category 3 CPD points and ACRRM 3 core PDP points in the ACRRM program. Session One: Thursday 13 May…