Director – Rob Timmings
Rob Timmings (Director of ECT4Health) has been a nurse for more than 27 years. He resides in Toowoomba Queensland with his wife and two children. Rob’s background is in emergency, psychiatry and hyperbarics. He has worked in Brisbane’s largest trauma units, and in Queensland’s most remote farther reaches as a remote nurse.
Academically qualified with Cert IV teaching qualifications, a BHlthSc and a Masters Degree in Emergency Nursing, he has used his formal education in his first passion, teaching. Rob has been a full time nurse educator for 10 years, but regularly, takes a contract in the remote area or an emergency setting to remain clinically current. He loves to teach nurses, and since 1996, ECT4Health has offered educational programs to nurses, students and paramedics across Australia and New Zealand for some of Australia’s biggest organisations (Queensland Health, Ausmed Education, Primed, University of Queensland, NSW Health, to name a few). Rob started his interest in nurse education working for the Australian College of Emergency Nursing (ACEN) teaching the popular Trauma Nursing Core Course TNCC (ENA:USA between 2000 -2008). This led to an opportunity to co-author an Australian Trauma epidemiology section of a former edition (2007: 6th ed) of the TNCC provider manual. He enjoyed teaching into, and co-modifying the now obsolete Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing CATN, and CATN-II in 2006-2010.
Disclaimer: Rob holds the ACEN in very high esteem for giving in a start in the world of education of nurses. Whilst no longer being affiliated with ACEN, he openly supports and endorses enrolment in the programs operated by ACEN.
In 2004, Rob co-developed the Queensland Health Rural nursing programs called PACS and PEPEN. In 2013, he was nominated and voted one of Australia’s top 5 most Influential Nurses in an online survey by Nursing Review, and was interviewed by ABC Radio . He remains a passionate advocate for rural and remote nursing education, and has a humorous fun presentation style that is different from most.
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Business Manager – Joanne Timmings
Joanne has been a nurse for 26 years. Originally studying at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, then completing midwifery at the Mater Mothers in Brisbane, she focused her early career on wound management, and the care of people in their homes. Jo qualified as a Hyperbaric Nurse in the late 1990s, and was a founding wound care specialist nurse at Brisbane’s first Hyperbaric facility still situated at the Wesley Hospital. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and a Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote nursing.
In 2002, Joanne moved to far south west Queensland with her husband, son and a baby daughter to explore what remote area practice and living had to offer. There, Jo worked as a community nurse with HACC, and at the local Quilpie Hospital. It was to be a move that cemented Jo’s love of the wide open spaces that only rural Queensland can offer. Jo now resides in Toowoomba and works in the specialised field of discharge facilitation, and it is in this area that she has immense experience.
Jo also runs the business end of ECT4Health, and is the go to person for booking seminars, venues, and consultation.
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