RESP - EMET Conference 2017

RESP EMET Conference 2016

RESP / EMET Conference 2017

Mon - Tues : May 1st - 2nd : Adelaide Convention Centre

For Rural Practitioners, GPs, Registrars / RMOs, ED Nurses / Rural Nurses, Paramedics, Students

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The conference has 4 concurrent teaching sessions throughout the two days of the conference. Some workshops have limited places and early booking is essential for these sessions.

Program Highlights include : Approach to the Difficult Airway, Emergency Radiology, Diagnosis and treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Managing the Severely Agitated Patient, Plastics : Advanced Wound Management, Basic Wound Management, Eye Emergencies, Paediatric Rash, Managing Joint Dislocation, Paediatric Orthopaedic Injury, Emergency Ventilation, ALS, Acute Poisoning.

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Pre-learning for Workshops

There is pre-learning for the four workshops : ALS, Airway, Ultrasound 1 and 2. If you do not have one already you will need to create an account on LearnEM before you can enrole in the following online prelearning  modules.

Please note you will only be able to access the Ultrasound Pre-learning if you are enroled in the Conference Ultrasound workshops. 

About the program


  1. Basic Wound Management : This workshop will discuss how to assess wounds looking for nerve, tendon or vascular injury, how to clean and debride wounds and manage foreign bodies, how to close wounds using staples, glue and sutures and how to assess and treat minor burns. The session will teach suturing and is ideal for those with limited or no experience in suturing skills.

  2. Plastics Workshop : This workshop focuses on the management of hand injuries and provides training in advanced techniques for wound management including skin flaps, skin grafts and tendon repair. It is ideal for those with some experience in basic wound repair.

  3. ALS Workshop : This workshop teaches the approach to the patient with cardiac arrest beginning with basic CPR and progressing to advanced cardiac life support. Skills stations and simulations are used throughout the workshop.

  4. Airway Workshop : This workshop explores both basic and advanced airway management in the emergency patient and includes training in basic airway management, laryngeal mask airway, endotracheal intubation, procedure for rapid sequence intubation and cricothyrotomy.

  5. Emergency Ultrasound #1 : In this workshop we cover how to operate and use the ultrasound machine, techniques for the effective use of the ultrasound probe at the bedside and ultrasound assessment of the abdominal aorta focusing on the patient with suspected or possible abdominal aortic aneurysm. The session is hands on and incorporates simulation of ultrasound pathology

  6. Emergency Ultrasound #2 : In this workshop we cover the use of the ultrasound for assessment of the trauma patient including identification of intra-abdominal bleeding, pericardial fluid, haemothorax and pneumothorax. It assumes a knowledge of how to use ultrasound that taught in Ultrasound #1. The session is hands on and incorporates simulation of ultrasound pathology

Individual sessions

Monday Morning (Day 1)

  1. Emergency X-Ray : In this session we explore the use of X-rays in assessment of the acute illness and injury. The session is interactive and examines a range of clinical cases that assist to identify where common errors and misses occur with radiological interpretation.

  2. Emergency Head CT Interpretation : CT head is increasingly used in emergency care due to it's wider availability and with digital displays is often immediately available to the treating doctor. to assist diagnosis. This session provides a good foundation to understanding the anatomy and common radiological abnormalities that may be see with head CT in the emergency patient.

  3. ENT Emergencies : This session explores a wide range of common and life threatening clinical ENT presentations using a case based approach.

  4. Eye Emergencies : This session explores a wide range of common and life threatening clinical ophthalmological conditions and trauma presentations involving the eye using a case based approach.

Monday Afternoon (Day 1)

  1. Paediatric Rash : This session explores the often puzzling issue of Paediatric Rash using a series of case studies to discuss both common and life threatening rashes in children.

  2. Paediatric Orthopaedic Injury : This session explores Paediatric Orthopaedic injuries and is aided by the use case studies to discuss both minor and major limb injuries in children.

  3. Acute Poisoning  : In this session we explore the assessment and management of the poisoned patient including current approaches to decontamination and detoxification, use of antidotes and a range of common and life threatening presentations.

  4. Behavioural Emergencies : This session explores the approach and current pharmacological management of the patient presenting with severe agitation or violence with a specific focus on how to assess and manage the drug intoxicated patient

Tuesday Morning (Day 2)

  1. Managing the Difficult Airway : In this session we explore how to identify, prepare for and discuss techniques that may be used for managing the difficult airway. The session will cover airway trauma and infection, airway foreign bodies, the obese patient, the obstetric patient and the paediatric patient. Case studies and newer techniques and approaches to airway management will be discussed.

  2. Emergency Ventilation  : In this session we explore the current approaches to emergency ventilation in the intubated patient and for noninvasive ventilation. The session will provide a practical understanding of how to set up and use the Oxylog ventilators for mechanical and noninvasive ventilation.

  3. Paediatric Emergencies : This session explores a range of serious and life threatening paediatric conditions that may present and outlines how to recognise and treat these emergencies using a case based approach.

  4. Critically ill Infant : This session explores many of the life threatening emergencies that may present in the neonate or the first year year of life focusing on the red flags for serious illness and immediate management. The session uses a case based approach.

Tuesday Afternoon (Day 2)

  1. Procedural Sedation : This session explores the wide range of approaches and pharmacological options that may be used for procedural sedation in the setting of acute care using a case based approach to discussion.

  2. Joint Dislocations : This session examines how to identify and treat a range of common dislocations seen in clinical practice.

  3. Cardiac Emergencies  : This session explores a range of commonly encountered cardiac emergencies using a case based approach.

  4. Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment : This session explores the diagnosis, pharmacological management and electrical management of cardiac arrhythmias using a case based approach

Conference Registration

Early bird registration before April 14th, 2017 are shown below.

  • Rural Practitioners / GPs / Specialists  $1320 (inc GST)

  • Registrars, RMOs - Interns, Nurses, Paramedics, Allied Health, Students   $770 (inc GST)

  • Day Registration  $700 (inc GST)


ACRRM Accredited Course

RACGP Accredited Activity

ACEM Accredited Course

Rural Skills Procedural Grant 

Depending on sessions attended meets criteria for the Rural Procedural Skills Grant for Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Surgery and Obstetrics.

Information / Registration

For further information contact: Nikki Crichton, Program Coordinator, LearnEM

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