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Rural Emergency Skills Program - Paediatrics

Providing emergency care to a sick child presenting to the emergency department of your local hospital requires you to have high levels of skill to manage paediatric emergencies. As a rural GP, RESP Paediatrics will support you to maintain these skills and confidence in delivering this care to your local community.

To apply for the RESP Paediatrics program you must have completed a RESP Critical Care program.

RESP Paediatrics extends on the resuscitation principles and procedural skills taught in RESP Critical Care as they relate specifically to the crucially ill or injured child.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Differentiate the physiological and anatomical differences in infants / children compared to adults
  • Discriminate the clinical presenting features and “Red Flags” for serious illness or injury in an infant / child
  • Administer Basic and Advanced life support to the Child and Newborn
  • Prioritise the assessment and resuscitation of the critically ill or injured child
  • Structure resuscitation of a child or infant using basic and advanced airway management, bag/mask ventilation, Neopuff ventilation, intraosseous and umbilical vein vascular access and intranasal drug administration
  • Outline the presentation and immediate management of a range of medical, surgical and trauma related emergencies in a child


RESP Paediatrics is accredited for:

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

RACGP CPC Approved Activity       

Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) eligibility (3 days).