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RDWA Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)

RDWA and long-time education partner Learn EM deliver RDWA’s rural emergency skills curriculum through four complementary programs for SA’s rural resident GP workforce, including two emergency programs for procedural GPs. All programs qualify for the procedural grant for eligible GPs.

For resident rural GPs

RESP has been the trusted rural emergency education program for SA's rural GPs for 15 years. This program is now called RESP Critical Care which continues to be the go-to program for SA’s rural GPs emergency education and credentialing.

Alongside RESP Critical Care, RESP Paediatrics extends the resuscitation principles and procedural skills 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

As a rural GP proceduralist RDWA’s RESP Obstetrics and RESP Anaesthetics programs will provide you access to funded, high quality, accredited education.

RESP Obstetrics focuses 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 supports 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) and BLS/ALS for GP Anaesthetists.


All RESP programs are accredited Category 1 activities with the relevant Colleges and recognised by the Rural Support Service’s Regional Local Health Network Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Advisory Committee. 

Learn more about our RESP Programs


For more information about these RESP Programs please contact:
Jo Rayner, Manager GP Services
PH 08 8234 8277
E resp@ruraldoc.com.au