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Rural Emergency Skills Program - Obstetrics

As a rural GP Obstetrician, you provide a valued role in supporting women in your local community to have their babies close to home, near family and friends. RESP Obstetrics is designed to keep you up to date with the latest obstetric emergency education in a peer setting to support you as a valued rural SA GP Obstetrician.

Contextualised to the SA country hospital system, completion of RESP Obstetrics course will meet your credentialing for PROMPT and neo-natal basic and advanced life support. The emergency education package focuses on managing obstetric and neonatal emergencies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the clinical features and management of severe pre-eclampsia / eclampsia and PPROM
  • Prioritise the steps in the management of shoulder dystocia and post-partum haemorrhage
  • Discriminate the role of bedside ultrasound and ultrasound findings in first trimester pregnancy
  • Discriminate the role of bedside ultrasound and ultrasound findings in second / third trimester pregnancy
  • Differentiate the clinical features, differential diagnosis, clinical assessment, and management priorities in the neonate presenting with serious illness
  • Explain the procedure for basic and advanced life support in the newborn
  • Reflect on the team approach, leadership, communication strategies required for managing obstetric.


RESP Obstetrics is accredited for:

    • 11 hours of Educational Activities
    • 14.5 hours Reviewing performance
    • 11 hours Educational Activity
    • 14.5 Reviewing Performance
  • Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS)
    • 6 hours Emergency Medicine
    • 6 hours Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RACGP CPC Aproved Activity       

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