The hands-on event featured a variety of clinical skills stations and dealt with the management of, and communication in, emergency medicine situations–something that junior doctors don’t have an opportunity to do in a hospital setting.
Motor vehicle accident station
For this scenario, junior doctors helped manage a mock car crash situation and cared for a fake patient. We were also joined by the CFS, who cut the ‘patient’ out of the car and gave these aspiring GPs an idea for the collaborative environment that rural generalists thrive in.
St. John Ambulance SA came to help with this activity, which focused on stopping bleeding in a trauma situation. This was another great opportunity for junior doctors to get an insight into a whole different breadth of medicine.
Managing an airway station
This was another station that showcased what rural doctors in a hospital would have to do in an emergency setting.
Start to end of life station
This was led by a GP obstetrician and a GP heavily involved in palliative care. They covered the scope of rural generalism, from delivering babies at the hospital and performing neonatal resuscitation and looking after people at their end of life.
Farmageddon was funded by #DestinationRural, a Commonwealth Department of Health initiative to encourage junior doctors to explore working in the bush.
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Erratum: An earlier version of this page incorrectly stated that Rural Doctors Workforce Association of South Australia were involved in this event. Organisation name corrected to The Rural Doctors’ Association of South Australia 10:59pm AEDT 31/03/2022.