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Rural Emergency Skills Program - Anaesthetics

As a Rural GP Anaesthetist your services enable rural patients to access treatment and surgery close to where they live and to be supported. To provide this option for your community you face specific credentialing and accreditation requirements. RESP Anaesthetics is customised to meet the demands you face in everyday practice. It enables you as a rural GP Anaesthetist to maintain your skills and knowledge in anaesthesia meeting College credentialing and Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia requirements.

  • Completion of this course will provide you with:
    • Emergency Response Activities Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate (CICO) (3 hours)
    • Advanced Life Support (3 hours)
    • Perioperative Anaphylaxis (3 hours)
  • Professional Development in
    • Emergency Anaesthesia Airway in the at-risk Patient
    • Mechanical Ventilation / Non-invasive Ventilation
    • Postoperative Procedural Sedation / Analgesia

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program you will be able to:

  • Describe the common clinical features of perioperative anaphylaxis and describe immediate and post crisis management of perioperative anaphylaxis
  • Summarise the criteria, communication strategies, steps in management and procedural skills for the management of a CICO scenario
  • Demonstrate competency in procedures for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support
  • Determine the clinical features, risks and management strategies for obtaining a definitive airway in the at-risk patient (obese, hypotensive, hypoxic, acidotic)
  • Describe the assessment, contraindications, procedure, selection of drugs and post sedation management for procedural sedation in the emergency patient.


RESP Anaesthetics is accredited for:

    • 10.5 hours Educational Activities
    • 13.5 hours Reviewing Performance
    • 10.5 hours Educational Activity
    • 13.5 hours Reviewing Performance
  • Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS)
    • 1 hour Anaesthetics (Emergency Response)
    • 6 hours Anaesthetics (Practice Evaluation)
    • 6 hours Emergency Medicine.

RACGP CPC Approved Activity       

Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) eligibility (2 days).