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RDWA Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)

We understand how vital it is that our resident rural doctors maintain their clinical skills and retain their confidence in applying those skills. The RESP program has been operating for 10 years and has met the needs of our workforce in retaining their skills and abilities when managing Emergency situations.

We have now contracted directly with LearnEM to ensure that this highly valued program continues to be provided by a great team of clinicians led by Dr Peter Stuart and Dr Jason Bament.

Learn EM, has developed an expanded two-day program with pre and post course activities which delivers contemporary, relevant country focused training. The new program features a wider range of simulation based learning and additional training in the management of the Difficult Airway, use of the Oxylog Ventilator for mechanical ventilation and non-invasive ventilation, Resuscitation of the Newborn and Resuscitation Leadership, Communication and Team work.

If you are a resident rural GP in South Australia who is contracted to provide Emergency Care to one or more of the Country Health SA LHN hospitals you are able to register to attend the course at no cost.

Each course has a maximum of 16 places. In response to feedback from the workforce we will be running two courses in Adelaide at the new LearnEM training facility in Hindmarsh, South Australia.

The course dates and locations for 2017 are: 

24 -25 March Adelaide
7 - 8 April Port Lincoln
2 - 3 June Naracoorte
23 - 24 June Port Pirie
28 - 29 July Renmark
8 - 9 September Murray Bridge
10 - 11 November Whyalla
1 - 2 December Adelaide

Register below or if you'd like more information please call us on 08 8234 8277 or email RESP@ruraldoc.com.au.
The RDWA RESP Program is recognised by the RACGP QI & CPD and ACRRM PDP Programs, and currently receives 40 Category 1 points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program, 10 ALS points, 30 PRPD + 30 PRPD Anaesthetics MOPS points and 30 PRPD Emergency Medicine points in the ACRRM PD Program.

Register now



P: 08 8234 8277
E: RESP@ruraldoc.com.au