21 June 2016
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Outreach services help regional communities see clearly

Optometrist Dion Stanbury who visits Kingston with the RDWA's Visiting Optometry services is warmly welcomed by the community, and was featured in the Coastal Leader - read the article.

About 200 visiting health professionals deliver thousands of visiting services as part of the RDWA's Outreach programs every week. See the complete listing of Outreach services by location.

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Register now for RESP - Mount Barker 1-2 July | Port Augusta 29-30 July

The Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) workshops are held Friday evening and all day Saturday. Visit RESP for further information on the program and application details.

Enquiries can be directed to Louise Holley at or phone 08 8234 8277.

These dates or locations don't suit? You can find out about other RESP workshop dates coming up around the state, visit the Calendar page on the RDWA website.

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Apply now for Trauma Management Program for Registrars, 21-23 September

The Trauma Management Program will be held Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September 2016. Training will take place at the MedSTAR Training Hangar at Adelaide Airport on the Wednesday and Friday, and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on the Thursday.

The RDWA in partnership with the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Trauma Service provides a comprehensive program and an opportunity to learn from a skilled team of trauma management specialists about theoretical and practical approaches to early trauma management and pre-hospital care. The program provides a systematic approach to assessing the trauma patient and increasing knowledge of disaster management to assist in local community planning.

For more information and to apply please visit Trauma Management Program for Registrars

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GP Local Events for June and August

Update on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - South East
Thursday 30 June 2016 6.30 to 8.30pm, Commodore on the Park, Mount Gambier

This talk with Dr Danh Tran, Occupational Physician, will address the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and will discuss the Nerve Conduction Study.

To RSVP please email or call 08 8234 8277.

ENT for GPs - Flinders and Far North
Wednesday 24 August 2016 6.00 for 6.30pm start, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

Please join us at the Standpipe Hotel for a talk with Dr John-Charles Hodge. Dr Hodge, an ENT surgeon, will be delivering a talk on Ear Nose and Throat for GPs addressing the medical management of ENT conditions as well as explain the removal of nasal foreign bodies and will show how to perform nasal cauterisation for epistaxis.

Members of the Flinders and Far North Doctors Association can RSVP to Debbie Dohnt on 0417 101 161 or email

For non-members, registrations for this event will be $35.00 to be paid on registration. This fee will include a main course meal, with beverages available for purchase. A receipt will be provided to you after registration for tax purposes. For non-member registrations, please register here now and follow the prompts.

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Nominate now for the 2016 Community Achievement Awards

RDWA is again a proud sponsor for this year’s Community Achievement Awards. We invite you to nominate into our category, the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award, or any of the other eight categories on offer.

The Awards highlight, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that businesses, individuals and community groups in SA are making towards building a stronger and better local community to live in.

Nominations will close Wednesday 17 August 2016 with winners announced at a Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 25 November 2016.

Please visit the Awards page for further information and to nominate.

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Country Health SA LHN Safety and Quality Alerts no. 15-2016 and 16-2016

Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) have released Safety and Quality Alerts for information of all country health services and rural doctors. Please see the alerts below for full information.

Safety and Quality Alert no. 15-2016
• Coroners Recommendation: Button Batteries - A Serious Risk

Safety and Quality Alert no. 16-2016
• Safety Alert - Visualase Cooled Laser Applicator System (VCLAS)
• Urgent medical device recall - Neonate Resuscitator with Coded Airway and Filter Resuscitator Kit
• Medication Safety Alert - Medications on the sterile field

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Preparing for Private Practice seminar with AMA(SA)

A full-day workshop developed for doctors considering going into or setting up in private practice will be held on Saturday 30 July 2016 at the Lion Hotel in North Adelaide. For further information see the AMA(SA) Seminar flyer.

Diary Date - RDWA Events

30 June
GP Local CPD Event
Mount Gambier

12-14 July
medSPACE Residential Workshop

29-30 July
Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)
Port Augusta

24 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

RDWA | Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc
63 Henley Beach Road Mile End South Australia 5031 | Telephone: +61 8 8234 8277 | Facsimile: +61 8 8234 0002

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