Training is available to help GPs and other frontline general practice staff better prepare for natural disasters like bushfires and flood.
The following three online training courses for GPs and frontline staff are fully subsidised by South Western Sydney PHN until Wednesday, 13 March 2024.
Psychological First Aid
This psychosocial support activity helps people affected by an emergency, disaster or traumatic event. It can be applied following a disaster, and is widely used in the weeks, months and years following trauma. Upon successful completion of the online self-paced training, participants receive a certificate of attendance signifying they have the skills and knowledge to become a Psychological First Aid provider.
Experiencing stress and adversity can have direct consequences on mental health and impact every aspect of our lives. Indirect exposure to other people’s trauma, including through repeated exposure to written or visual details of traumatic events, can have the same harmful effects. This is referred to as vicarious trauma. Some occupations are at increased risk. This course introduces a framework to help guide you in the development of healthy individual and work practices to build resilience and mitigate risk.
Trauma Informed Care
If you work in an environment where colleagues or clients have been impacted by traumatic events, you may notice changes in their behaviour and performance which is harmful to the individual, colleagues, and productivity. A trauma informed care organisation promotes workplace wellbeing through mindful policies, procedures and environments.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Subsidised participation is limited.
Resilience NSW offers the following free online emergency management training courses:
NSW Emergency Management Training
This foundational online course empowers you to understand emergency management in NSW. Across four modules, you will cover the different emergency management plans which govern an emergency response and the roles of different organisations.
NSW Emergency Management Training is a prerequisite to a catalogue of additional training programs, including:
Introduction to Emergency Management
An overview of the emergency management roles and responsibilities of relevant government and community agencies in NSW and the general concepts and structure of emergency management under the NSW Emergency Management Arrangements.
Using a risk treatment strategy, learners acquire the skills and knowledge to contribute to the selection, planning, implementation and management of evacuations in a community experiencing one or more disasters.
South Western Sydney LHD
Major Incident Emergency Management Medical Support (MIMMS)
MIMMS is a globally recognised training program teaching a systematic approach to a multiple casualty incident.
This approach can be applied to any major incident.
The emphasis is on scene management. The course is based on developing the practical skills health professionals can use in management of health and casualties in a disaster or major incident. The MIMMS approach provides consistency and ensures responders are prepared and understand the operational management structure they are working within, both inside the hospital and out in the field.
One-day workshops are made available to primary care providers periodically.
Email email@example.com to request notification of the next available MIMMS training.