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RESP Critical Care

With the current COVID-19 situation we are cancelling medical education events for our resident workforce, including the RESP courses, until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience and understand this may have an impact on your practice or your credentialing requirements.

If you have a specific situation that needs urgent attention, or have any questions, we are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to assist you.


To find out more or to be notified when RESP courses resume please contact Andrea Brown, Manager GP Support Services, on 8234 8277 or email resp@ruraldoc.com.au

RDWA’s RESP has been trusted by SA rural GP’s rural for almost 15 years. It will now become known as RESP Critical Care and will continue to deliver to SA’s rural GPs the go-to program for emergency education and credentialing.

The RESP Critical Care two-day workshop provides a wide range of simulation-based learning to ensure your education is focussed on your confidence to practise as a highly skilled rural GP. 

You can apply for a position on a RESP Critical Care course if you are living and practising as a rural GP in a SA rural location, currently credentialed by one of the Rural Support Service’s Regional Local Health Network’s to provide on-call services and rostered on the local rural public hospital’s emergency on-call service.

At the completion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the procedure for assessment of the critically ill or injured patient.
  • Demonstrate the competency in procedural skills required for the immediate management of life threats to the airway, breathing or circulation
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in relation to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill or injured patient.
  • Display increased confidence in dealing with emergency presentations
  • Identify approaches to maintaining and developing skills in emergency care.
  • Improve understanding of the role of the team in the delivery of acute medical care.
  • Identify the criteria for immediate referral of patient in critical condition to specialist services or retrieval from MedSTAR/RFDS.

RESP Critical Care is accredited for 40 Cat 1 RACGP points for both the online and practical workshops and 30 PRPD + 30 points MOPS with ACCRM. The workshop meets the criteria for the Rural Procedural Grant for Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetrics.

If you are offered and accept a fully funded position, you will be agreeing to meet the conditions of access which includes agreeing to pay for the cost of a position, if you do not complete all requirements.  The terms of acceptance are detailed on the application form. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Fri 20- Sat 21 September
Fri 3- Sat 4 April
Fri 19- Sat 20 June