Wednesday 18th May at same venue – limited places – priority given to NPNZ members

Ultra-Sound Course

A full day of practical ultra-sound skills for the beginner, no previous experience is necessary. This course has previously been run in Christchurch by EDme. Our workshop will include the following


  • Basic physics and knobology
  • Chest ultrasound
  • Perils of early pregnancy ultrasound
  • Safety of ultrasound

Practical stations:

  • Chest / lung ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Gobe
  • Intravenous access – peripheral and central
  • Bones, joints, fractures
  • Soft tissue – foreign bodies
  • Nerve blocks

Facilitated by an amazingly experienced faculty inc 
Dr Claire Dillon – a FACEM and co-director of EDme. She works as an Emergency Physician in a tertiary referral Emergency Department. Claire has previous experience as a Director of Emergency Medicine Training and is currently on the NZ ACEM WBA panel, and local WBA coordinator. She has post graduate qualifications in ultrasound and is accredited for point of care ultrasound. She is also employed by the University of Otago (Christchurch) as senior lecturer teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students.

Places are limited to 20 attendees at a cost of $750 each – preference will be given to NPNZ members.


Morning only (CORE Intermediate) or full day (CORE Advanced) Course from the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.
The full course has 3 weeks of pre-reading and also involves an assessment and exam. This is an 8-hour day and is available to NPs, NPI, RNs, GP’s.
The course content consists of the following skill stations and scenarios:
Adult / infant and child collapse
Airway management
Use of an AED / Manual Defibrillator and Rhythm recognition
Adult and child/infant collapse, Medical and Trauma

All those attending the full day will have skill station assessments and will sit an exam.

Reading the NZRC book is essential to the successful completion of this course.
The NZRC book is available on their website:

$250 for Advanced course and $75 for Intermediate.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

The serious illness conversation guide is an evidenced based communication tool supporting the effective conversations about serious illness.  This 3-hour workshop is open to clinicians who have serious illness/goals of care conversations with patients in both acute and primary care settings.
Choose one of the 3-hour session options, both will be facilitated by Carla Arkless from the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand
AM session = 09:30 – 12:30  or
PM session = 14:00 – 17:00
Places are limited to 6 attendees per session at a cost of $25 each 

(lunch is not provided but there is a restaurant/bar available to you at the venue)”