Emergency Medicine Network 1
Why Bankstown Hospital?
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital offers a diverse clinical experience that will improve skills with both bedside patient care and a varied teaching program. Our trainees have a high rate of success in the Primary and Fellowship exams.
About The Department
Emergency department sees around 53,000 presentations a year, about a quarter paediatric, and is supported by a range of specialty units. It is accredited by The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for 18 months of advanced training in Emergency Medicine.
The ED is divided into 4 clinical areas: Acute Care Area (red zone) which includes resuscitation beds, RITZ Area (Orange zone) and a Green zone (Fast Track Area).
Bankstown ED schedules a teaching day that runs all day on every second Thursday. The day consists of primary and fellowship exam focussed training in the morning and lectures and workshops in the afternoon.
Primary exam preparation involves both in house tutorials, practice exams and a Network based weekly sessions. Fellowship exam preparation incorporates the Sydney wide Fellowship preparation course. Specific fellowship exam focused training, such as practice SAQs and OSCE are also offered to local fellowship candidates. We run a formal daily tutorial consisting of didactic presentations and workshops every afternoon for 30-40 minutes for provisional and advanced trainees.
The ED has a dedicated ultrasound machine and formal credentialing of trainees for FAST ultrasonography is part of their training. We have an active simulation program with scenarios run every Wednesday morning as part of EM training. There are also 2 trauma training days run every 6 months incorporating the whole hospital trainees.
We offer ACEM trainees rotations through anaesthetics, ICU, paediatrics, respiratory medicine, also to Liverpool Hospital and RPA hospital for trauma and Westmead children’s hospital ED.
All junior medical staff will get 1 week of paid study leave per year and ACEM accredited trainees will get $2,500 per year study allowance as well.
Non- ACEM Trainee supervision
We offer supervision for trainees planning to enrol for the ACEM non-specialist Certificate and Diploma qualification. Staff Specialist and VMO staff provide direct clinical supervision for 16 hours per day including weekends.
Both trainees and non- trainees have access to all network teaching sessions:
The Sydney Emergency X-ray Interpretation (SEXI) one day radiological interpretation course.
The Liverpool Advanced Trauma Teaching Experience (LATTE) - advanced trauma course Paediatric Advanced Life Support training days Ultrasound training days CETI training days
Bankstown Toxicology Masterclass
Bankstown Trainee wellbeing day Roster
Full-time ED medical staff work 4 ten-hour shifts a week. Part-time positions are also available. Rostering is tailored to individual needs for study and annual leave.
For further information, please access the Bankstown Hospital Flyer.
Dr Lakshmeesh Markuli
Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training