Rural Emergency Skills Program
The Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) delivers training in the principles and practical procedures for resuscitation of the critically ill or injured adult and child to resident GPs and other health professionals in rural and remote South Australia.
To provide an opportunity for rural and remote health professionals to enhance existing knowledge and skills in the management of emergency presentations.
The course registration is fully funded by the SA Department of Health.
RESP is accredited for the HIC procedural grant in emergency medicine and anaesthetics claimable through RACGP and ACRRM. Doctors not claiming the HIC grant may be eligible to claim for accommodation and travel through the RDWA CPD Subsidy Program.
The program provides a total of 18 hours of training and involves on line (e-learning) and a 1.5 day practical skills workshop.
The workshop provides hands on teaching in procedural skills and mock clinical scenarios. The e-learning is delivered pre and post workshop and utilises interactive clinical cases supplemented by audiovisual media and prepared readings.
Workshops are delivered by Emergency Medicine Specialists and facilitators from a range of clinical backgrounds including Rural Practice, Education and Pre-hospital Care.
- Resuscitation of the critically ill / injured patient
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Basic and advanced airway management
- Options for difficult vascular access
- Cervical spine management in trauma
- Chest tube insertion, Needle aspiration
- Cardiac pacing
- Non invasive ventilation
Prior to each workshop participants are required to complete on line:
- Needs survey (10 mins)
- Pre-learning activity (4 hours)
To receive certification for clinical privileging participants are required to undertake the following assessment process:
- Satisfactorily complete the on-line pre and post learning activities (8 modules); and
- Satisfactorily complete the workshop assessment including written (multiple choice) and mock scenario assessments
For the 2011 – 2013 triennium this course is accredited for:
- 40 Category 1 points in the RACGP QA & CPD Program.
- 10 ALS Points, 30 PRPD + 30 PRPD Anaesthetics MOPS Points and 30 PRPD Emergency Medicine points in the ACRRM PD Program.
All participants will receive a certificate of competency upon satisfying assessment requirements.
The course is designed to enable GP participants to meet minimum competency requirements for clinical privileging for the SA Department of Health.
12 places are available for each workshop.
Interested applicants should register their interest by visiting the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency website and completing the online expression of interest form.
Participants must be practising GP’s or Nurses, working in South Australia, providing emergency medicine services to rural and remote hospitals/communities.
Depending on interest, a priority selection process may be applied.