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This activity will provide an overview of key acute mental health issues which provide challenges for rural GPs, with an emphasis on management.
Knowledge and skills related to this area will be enhanced by an overview of acute presentations, including substance-related issues, and the management of agitation and aggression. The assessment and management of self-harm and suicidal ideation, and the treatment of substance intoxication and withdrawal will be covered. Arrival Coffee, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are included in registration.

Activity Number 248147. 40 Accredited Activity points allocated in the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-22 triennium.
This activity has been approved for Mental Health CPD.
This activity has been approved for 1-day Emergency Grant.
ACRRM points pending.


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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.