ABCDs of Resuscitation of the Critically Ill Patient

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ABCDs of Resuscitation of the Critically Ill

Latest Course update: January 2017

How we approach the management of the seriously ill or injured patient in the first few minutes may significantly determine their chances of survival, risk for complications, and long-term disability. In seriously ill patients, we are frequently required to commence management of the patient before we have the diagnosis or have had the opportunity to complete a thorough clinical assessment. We begin by considering the process for the immediate assessment and intervention in the seriously ill adult or child and then focus our attention on immediately life threatening problems affecting the airway, breathing and circulation.

This course explores the following topics:

1. Immediate priorities in the assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient

2. Recognition and treatment of airway obstruction

3. Emergency management of the patient with severe respiratory distress

4. Diagnosis and management of the patient with circulatory shock

Information about the Course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 8.5 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited Course

Course Accreditation


    • Course Code: 7381

    • Points Allocation:  30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

    • Activity Number: 86762

    • Points Category: Category 1

    • Points Allocation:  40 Points