The Centre for Remote Health (CRH) was present at the International College of Emergency Nurses (ICEN) Conference held in Alice Springs from the 19th – 21st October 2016. The booth was kept busy with a constant stream of enquiries about opportunities for further education and preparation for remote practice.
Nurses from as far away as Hong Kong, China and Saudi Arabia stopped by to chat, as well as many other nurses from across Australia. Many left their contact details asking for further information and resources to be sent, with considerable interest in the Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses and Transition to Remote Area Nursing courses.
Attendance at the International College of Emergency Nurses conference raised awareness of the Centre for Remote Health across a broad range of nursing specialities. It showcased the courses offered to prepare for practice in a different working context, with many nurses saying they were comfortable with their emergency skills but needed to upskill in primary health care.