Prelearning - RESP Workshop (2018)

RDWA RESP Workshop eLearning

Latest Course update: January 2018

The RESP workshop was developed by a team of emergency physicians, rural GPs, and nurse and paramedic educators.

The program provides 24 hours of training incorporating online (eLearning) and a 2 day practical skills workshop. Topics include: Resuscitation of the Critically Ill/Injured Patient, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Basic and Advanced Airway Management, Ventilation using an Oxylog Ventilator, Resuscitation Team Leadership and Teamwork, Difficult Vascular Access, Cervical Spine Management in Trauma, Chest Tube Insertion, Needle Aspiration, Cardiac Pacing/Cardioversion, and Newborn Resuscitation.

The workshop pre- and post-learning is delivered online and comprises 10 modules covering the topics:

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS)

  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ALS)

  3. Approach to the Critically Ill Patient

  4. Recognising and Managing the Obstructed Airway

  5. Mechanical Ventilation: Use of the Oxylog Ventilator

  6. Managing the Patient with Acute Respiratory Compromise/Ventilation

  7. Non-Invasive Ventilation in Acute Care

  8. Assessment and Management of Circulatory Shock

  9. Assessing and Treating the Critically Ill Child/Newborn Resuscitation

  10. Immediate Management of the Patient with Major Trauma

Please note: Access to the online course is restricted to participants registered for the RESP Workshop

Information about the course

  • Designed for ED medical and nursing staff, Rural Medical Practitioners and Training Medical Officers

  • CME hours: Certified for 24 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Procedural Grant: Meets requirements for the Procedural Grant in Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

Course Accreditation

The course is an accredited CME activity for


RACGP QA and CPD (40 Category 1 points)

RACGP Accredited Activity


10 ALS, 6 Extended Skills and 4 Core Points

16 Anaesthetic Extended

4 MOPS anaesthetic core points

ACRRM Accredited Course