The Professional Development programme is a monthly learning system designed to ensure that Emergency Department Staff can stay up to date with the latest information in Emergency Medicine. The programme centres around a weekly activity designed to cover monthly topics of importance in Emergency Medicine. The programme covers topics such as:
The uncontrolled bleeding trauma patient and damage control resuscitation
Rapid sequence airway management
Identifying the sick ACS patient
Septic shock and the sick patient
This programme can be created to meet the needs of individual emergency departments/staff and can be tailored to meet the learning needs of all participants in the Emergency Department. Once enrolled in the program each student has access to:
The online learner management system (with all resources and references available to all enrolled practitioners)
The skills app which allows practitioners to record, via any electronic device, the skills performed and patient interactions as a portfolio of evidence
A monthly simulation (facilitator guide, student information and guided discussion points to allow for a facilitated learning experience), the simulations are created taking into account each unit’s ability to present simulation, all resources for the presentation of the simulation are supplied too (blood gas readings, ECG’s X-rays, additional resources)
A monthly journal review with guided discussion points and resources
Reference lists/resource pool for each topic to allow further review of the required information
Skill review relevant to the clinical scenario/topic for the month either video based/podcast or wiki based or activity for creation of a tool/protocol related to the topic for the month.
The idea behind the professional development programme is to encourage learning for not only the medical doctors in the unit but to create a system where learning can occur for all staff who perform their duties in the ED. The simulations are set up to be immersive and include not only nurses and doctors but may include the pre-hospital, diagnostic staff and porters in the unit too. The programme will assist in creating a sense of cohesion.
In-situ simulation has been shown to improve not only performance and clinical decision making, but also patient outcome and decreased mortality for patients.
The Continuing Emergency Medicine program was constructed to bring all doctors onto a common level regarding life threatening emergencies. The 4 component courses are widely considered to form the minimum body of knowledge for doctor working in the emergency department.
Our delivery of these internationally accredited short courses is complemented by substantial online material to further develop the candidates understanding of these topics and allow the minimal instructor time afforded by these courses to be used effectively.
This 24 month program is run as a series of 4 modules. Candidates are placed on a roster that will optimise currency in expired courses as the first priority.
Doctors will not need to schedule and arrange their courses as this is handled entirely by the TDC and Scheduling Teams. You will be advised of your course dates well in advance of the course and your study materials will be delivered to your unit at least 3 weeks prior to the course.
The curriculum consists of 4 formal modules with extensive supporting material provided via our online learning platform. This allows busy doctors the options to utilise the occasional gap to access the learning material expediently.
This program is a plan for the advanced provider to remain current with the latest clinical guidelines in the field of Emergency Medicine, with the option to complete a greater range of courses within a two-year period.
Participants enrol for a 24 month program with access to the courses specified below (and all supporting materials) included, as well as access to the online learner support system with additional resources and activity on a monthly basis is provided.
The student may participate in any of the courses provided the prerequisites for each course are met. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 8 formal modules with extensive supporting material provided via our online learning platform. In addition to the 4 modules of the Continuing Emergency
Medicine Program, advanced courses in cardiac, airway, paediatric and neonatal emergencies must be completed.
BLS for Healthcare Provider (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS for the Experienced Provider Course
Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) or international equivalent
Advanced airway and oxygenation techniques
Numerous other short CPD programmes are available online or as contact sessions
This program is constructed as a workplace development program with formal didactic contact sessions.
Candidates are empowered to gather extensive scanning experience in the true clinical setting. The program removes many of the barriers traditionally encountered by candidates and provides a support structure for learning from mistakes.
The exit point for this program is the College of Emergency Medicine Emergency Ultrasound Credentialing Examination.
This 12 month program is run as a series of 7 didactic modules and 6 peer review sessions. Extensive supporting material is provided via our online learning platform. This allow busy doctors to utilise the occasional gap to access the learning material expediently. Candidates are required to submit all scans for review by the instructors.
Introduction to Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)
PoCUS in Trauma
PoCUS in Cardiovascular Emergencies
PoCUS in Haemodynamic Monitoring
Vascular ultrasound – assessment and access
PoCUS Guided Procedures
Critical image interpretation and exam preparation