The Rural Perioperative Team Training Program is an initiative of the Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNet), sponsored by Clinical Excellence Queensland.
The scenario based education and training program consists of technical and non-technical skills with a focus on team communication.
The training scenarios (four 'core' based on the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) emergency response activities) and five 'elective' include can't intubate/can't oxygenate; cardiac arrest; management of haemorrhage; management of anaphylaxis; general anaesthetic for abdominal emergency surgery; management of sedation; local anaesthetic toxicity; management of malignant hyperthermia and trauma.
Training sites select four scenarios consisting of a minimum of two core scenarios.
The four training activities are delivered within the hospital environment at selected sites over a period of two days to ensure as many staff as possible are provided the opportunity to participate in training.
Selected scenarios are tailored to reflect practice at individual training sites.
The Rural Perioperative Team Training Faculty comprises anaesthetists, GP Rural Generalists, medical officers, surgeons, perioperative nurses, perioperative nurse educators, midwifery educators and technical support officers who are volunteering their time to deliver the training commencing February 2019.