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Good prognosis for future health students

By Patrick Nelson

Medical students Pawan Koirala, Bernadette De Zylva and Khadijah Nadeem prepare for the clinical skills workshop Medical students Pawan Koirala, Bernadette De Zylva and Khadijah Nadeem prepare for the clinical skills workshop

Tomorrow’s Territorians are in safe hands if the standards displayed at the Clinical Skills Workshop on Casuarina campus recently are any indication.

About 90 future nurses, doctors and allied health professionals spent the evening demonstrating their skills in suturing, cannulation, physio taping and making pharmacy creams.

The annual networking event was run by the Students Association for Rural Remote Health (StARRH).

Organiser and StARRH vice-president Khadijah Nadeem said the aim of the event was to promote understanding and teamwork between different health disciplines.

“In terms of rural and remote health, you could say that the prognosis is quite bright,” Ms Nadeem said.

“We are grateful to the professionals from the Darwin health community who volunteered their time to support and supervise the students.”

Ms Nadeem said the event attracted medical, nursing and midwifery, sports science and pharmacy students.

“They included CDU, Flinders NT and visiting James Cook Uni students on placement in the Top End,” she said.

“The activities gave participants a taste of the skills that will come in handy once they graduate and start work in the NT.”