Clinical Skills Development Service

The power of networks: insights from the Neonatal Retrieval Service seminar

Hannah Billingsley, CSDS Online Learning Developer, and Jacob Bender, CSDS Project Manager – Maternity Emergency Program, represented the CSDS team at the Neonatal Retrieval Service (NeoRESQ) conference held at Waters Edge in Hamilton, Brisbane.

CSDS trade table offered attendees the opportunity to learn more about the valuable resources and support CSDS provides for continuous education. The NeoRESQ Seminar itself fostered a dynamic environment for nurses, medical officers, and allied health personnel in neonatology to connect with peers, network, share best practices, and gain insights into the latest advancements in the field.

The discussions about NeoRESQ’s Statewide Service resonated with both Jacob and Hannah. Jacob, particularly, found the logistical complexities involved fascinating, considering the vast distances in Queensland, similar to the challenges he faces in his Maternity Emergency Program project management experience. Hannah, inspired by the large and complex network of neonatal retrieval support, found this concept further reinforced by interacting with clinicians at the CSDS stall.

It was wonderful to hear about their experiences with the different courses they’ve completed through CSDS, and fascinating to learn how these diverse services – the Neonatal Retrieval Service, Advanced Neonatal Transport Service – NQ, and even The Newborn & Paediatric Emergency Transport Service NSW – work together to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Hannah Billingsley, CSDS Online Learning Developer
Jacob Bender and Hannah Billingsley representing CSDS at the NeoRESQ Seminar