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Rural and remote general practitioners have an essential role in the care of patients with chronic heart failure throughout their healthcare journey. The GP is crucial in recognising the initial symptoms of chronic heart failure and organising further tests or referral to a specialist, and subsequently initiating and optimising chronic heart failure treatments with proven prognostic benefit. GPs may also need to manage the acutely unwell patient in a emergency setting and arrange hospitalisation.

This one and half day workshop is to provide rural doctors with cross domain, team based learning opportunities. The workshop will use a variety of teaching methods such as interactive lectures, skills stations and realistic patient simulation scenarios of acute cardiac emergencies.

Learning Objectives

1. Delegates will be able to diagnose and manage chest pain in patients.

2. Participants will be able to perform CPR and Defibrillation Skills in line with the current ARC ACLS & BLS algorithms. (not assessed)

3. Delegates will be able to identify and manage heart failure.

4. Delegates will review 'crisis resource management principles' in cardiac emergencies.


4 educational, 8 Performance review & 6 Emergency MOPS points

40 Accredited Activity Points

Rural Procedural Training Grant

2 x days Emergency Medicine Grant

2 x days Emergency Medicine Grant


The lead presenter for this workshop is Dr Spencer Toombes, a senior staff physician at Toowoomba General Hospital with monthly outreach clinics in St. George. He is a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland, and a member of the national examining panel of the RACP. 

Did you know you can apply for a bursary to attend our CPD Workshops? Before you register, find out more about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

If the workshop is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will issue a full refund.



Francis Baron Burnett Centre
Greenslopes Hospital
Gate 8
Cnr Peach and Denman Street
Queensland Australia 4120

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Training & Events Coordinators
07 3105 7800

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