Rural Emergency Skills Program

Delivering education and training in the management of acutely ill or injured patients to regional South Australia.

The Rural Emergency Skills Program provides training in emergency medicine to rural practitioners, ED medical officers and nursing staff, paramedics and students through the delivery of skill workshops, courses and conferences and provision of digital learning tools. The teaching program for 2015 includes :

  • RESP Workshop
  • Special Skills Workshops
  • RESP Conference

RESP workshops : 12 workshops across Rural SA

The Rural GP Program delivers training to resident GPs in rural and remote South Australia. The course registration is funded by the SA Department of Health and accredited for the HIC procedural grant in emergency medicine and anaesthetics. The program provides 18 hours of training and involves on line (e-­learning) and a 1.5 day practical skills workshop.

Topics include : 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 and Non invasive ventilation. RESP workshop eLearning (restricted access)

RESP Special Skills : August 26 – 27th

The RESP Special Skills course this year (as part of the RDWA, Locum skilling week) provides a morning of practical skills training followed by 1.5 days examining the topics of “Acute Poisoning”, “Procedural Sedation” and “Assessment and Management of Burns”. View Program for RESP Special Skills 2015

The Course facilitators are Dr Peter Stuart and Dr Jason Bament. Staff from the RAH Burns Unit will assist with the presentation of the topic on Burns Assessment and Management.

Pre-Learning : The Pre-learning for the RESP Special Skills requires a user account on the LearnEM website. The Pre-learning explores the topics of “Acute Poisoning” and “Procedural Sedation” and should be completed prior to the workshop. Link to the Course Pre-learning.

Further Information

Contact : Nikki Crichton, RESP Program Coordinator

  • ph (08) 8238 3333
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