Welcome to the LearnEM website.

Emergency Medicine Education and Training for Health Professionals

LearnEM aims to provide health professionals working in a wide variety of roles and health services accessible training and upskilling in the management of acutely ill or injured patients. The training is suited for nurses, doctors, paramedics and students working in prehospital, community based and hospital based circumstances.

  • The LearnEM website has been given a new look and upgraded to include a number of new features. You can now track your progress through a module as easily as ticking a box. You can remove the columns by docking the blocks to widen the page - a great feature for those using tablets such as ipads. Oh and I almost forgot - all those eTutorials, yes they can now be viewed on an ipad and even downloaded as a file onto the ipad so you do not need to log in to the site or even need the internet to view them again. And coming in 2014 ... a new set of videos of procedural skills that will be more easily viewed on your browser.

    Please Note : From March 31st enrolement in some courses will incur a small cost ($20 + GST). This will only apply to the "CPD courses". The remaining courses including the EDGE program will remain free. Payment may be made using Paypal or Credit card at the time of enrolement in the course. For all courses on the site the duration of enrolement will remain active for 12 months.

    Is this Your First visit to LearnEM ?

    If this is the first time you have visited the site you will need to first Create an Account. Creating an account is free. When you have an account you will be able to log in to the site and enrole courses on the site. Please note you will require an active email address to confirm your account. If you encounter any problems please feel free to email LearnEM to let us know of any issues. We are also interested in your thoughts and comments and suggestions.

    Happy eLearning !

    Peter Stuart and the LearnEM development team

  • RESP Conference

    RESP Conference 2014 : May 28 - 29th

  • Conference Registrations now open 

    For Rural practitioners, GPs, Medical Officers, Nurses, Paramedics, Students

    The Conference features the following clinical workshops : Difficult Airway, Advanced Life Support, Emergency Ultrasound, Dental Emergencies, Procedural Ultrasound, EM on the EDGE workshops - Cardiac Emergencies / ECG Interpretation, Respiratory Emergencies / ABG interpretation, Emergency Paediatrics, Toxicology / Neurological Emergencies, Deteriorating Patient, ENT Emergencies, Eye Emergencies, Procedural Sedation, Emergency Radiology, Cardiac Arrhythmias.

    Early Bird Conference Registration (Before April 22nd)       

    • GP / Rural Practitioner / Specialist    $990 (inc GST)
    • Training MO / CMO / Nurse / Paramedic / Student   $770 (inc GST)

  • ABCDs front coverABCDs of Emergency Medicine

    New 2013 edition now available

    The ABCDs of Emergency Medicine is an easily readable and practically based textbook written for health professionals working in acute care.

    The book features

    • Hardcover. 439 pages. Printed in Australia
    • 77 chapters, 60 guidelines, comprehensive index
    • Appendix of critical care drug infusions and paediatric emergency drug doses
    • Incorporates recent research / EBM
    • Integration with the LearnEM eLearning website

    The book is written to facilitate individual learning and includes key learning points for each chapter, summary tables, recommendations for further reading and eLearning resources for formative and summative assessment.

    The new edition incorporates recent developments in acute care including changes in the procedure for pre-oxygenation in rapid sequence intubation, treatment of paediatric hypoglycaemia and guideline for the reversal of warfarin in the patient with bleeding. New topics covered in the text include lung protective strategies for mechanical ventilation, vasopressors and serum lactate in the patient with circulatory shock, Ketofol and capnography in procedural sedation, Ketamine analgesia in the acutely ill or injured patient, highly sensitive troponins in suspected AMI and DC cardioversion for new onset AF.