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Rural Emergency Skills Program - Critical Care

RESP Critical Care will further your emergency skills with a simulation-based approach to learning, with a focus on the treatment of critically ill or injured patients within an emergency context.

Essential components of this course include patient assessment, immediate management of life threats to the airway, breathing or circulation, patient diagnosis and the development of various emergency skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the Australian Resuscitation Council algorithm for providing Basic and Advanced life support in the Adult, Child and Newborn
  • Prioritise management in the deteriorating, critically ill or seriously injured patient
  • Manage the patient with upper airway obstruction using basic airway manoeuvres, advanced airway interventions and bag and mask assisted ventilation
  • Manage the patient with hypoxia due to ventilatory failure using bag and mask assisted ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and mechanical ventilation
  • Differentiate the role for intraosseous and ultrasound guided vascular access in management of the critically ill / arrested patient
  • Structure the management of the patient presenting with major trauma.


RESP Critical Care is accredited for:

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

RACGP CPC Approved Activity       

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