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RDWA Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)

RDWA and long-time education partner Learn EM have expanded RDWA’s rural emergency skill education curriculum with the creation of three new emergency education programs for SA’s rural resident GP workforce, including two emergency programs for procedural GPs.

Alongside RDWA’s RESP, SA rural GP’s trusted rural emergency education program for almost 15 years, the new RESP Paediatrics will extend the resuscitation principles and procedural skills taught in RESP to the crucially ill or injured child, providing comprehensive learning outcomes to the clinical issues specific to paediatric acute care. 

For GP Obstetricians and GP Anaesthetists, RDWA’s new RESP Obstetrics and RESP Anaesthetics programs will provide you as a rural GP proceduralist access to funded, high quality, accredited education, that is also eligible for the procedural grant.

RESP Obstetrics will focus on management of obstetric emergencies, newborn resuscitation, neonatal emergencies, extended skills in using bedside ultrasound and simulation to consolidate skills for management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies.

RESP Anaesthetics will support education for continuing credentialing in GP-Anaesthesia including learning outcomes that meet the continuing professional development criteria for anaphylaxis and can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate standards (CICO) for GP Anaesthetists and BLS/ALS for GP Anaesthetists.

The traditional RESP course will become known as RESP Critical Care, continuing to deliver to SA’s rural GPs the go-to program for SA’s rural GPs emergency education and credentialing.

All RESP programs are accredited with the relevant Colleges and recognised (or awaiting recognition) from the Rural Support Service’s Regional Local Health Network Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Advisory Committee.

RESP Obstetrics RESP Anaesthetics
RESP Critical Care RESP Paediatrics


Andrea Brown, Coordinator GP Retention
P: 08 8234 8277
E: resp@ruraldoc.com.au