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RESP Paediatrics

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 has been offering RESP Critical Care, SA rural GP’s trusted rural emergency education program for almost 15 years. Designed to compliment and enhance this existing education, RESP Paediatrics will extend the resuscitation principles and procedural skills taught in RESP Critical Care to the crucially ill or injured child, providing comprehensive learning outcomes to the clinical issues specific to paediatric acute care. 

The RESP Paediatrics 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 Paediatrics 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 workshop the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the clinical presenting features and “Red Flags” for serious illness in an infant / child
  • Describe the physiological and anatomical differences in infants / children compared to adults
  • Demonstrate competency in basic and advanced paediatric life support
  • Identify the clinical features and management of the child with airway obstruction, hypoxia, circulatory shock, raised intracranial pressure, hypoglycaemia, sepsis or severe trauma
  • Identify the red flags, clinical features and emergency management of severe asthma in a child
  • Describe the presentation and emergency management of airway and breathing emergencies in a child including anaphylaxis, croup, life threatening asthma, bronchiolitis and pneumonia.
  • Describe the presentation, differential diagnosis and emergency management of paediatric vomiting and dehydration, acute GI emergencies, acute poisoning and button battery ingestion.
  • Describe presentation and emergency management of sepsis, meningitis / encephalitis, neonatal sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, status epilepticus, burns, closed head injury and NAI
  • Demonstrate the management of paediatric airway FB, cardiac arrest
  • Identify clinical issues specific to paediatrics: assessment, social issues, parents, drugs, retrieval

RESP Paediatrics 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 8- Sat 9 November
Fri 15- Sat 16 May