Medical Emergencies in Primary Care (2021)

Patients with life threatening illness may present to the GP surgery for medical care. Early recognition and treatment are essential in most cases to avoid serious long term morbidity or even unexpected death. This course focuses on these presentations and draws on a symptom based approach to review the recognition and treatment for a range of life-threatening emergencies including anaphylaxis, acute myocardial ischaemia, abdominal disease in the elderly and acute headache.

The course will specifically review:

  • 1. Acute Anaphylaxis - recognition and emergency management

  • 2. Severe Headache - red flags for serious disease

  • 3. Acute Abdominal Pain in the Elderly - assessment and investigation

  • 4. Cardiac Chest Pain - immediate management and ECG diagnosis

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 enrolement: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolement)

  • CPD certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseAccreditation


      • Course Code : 19896

      • Points Allocation : 2 Educational Activity, 6 Performance Review PDP Points and 6 MOPS Points

      RACGP : 

      • Course Code : 194697

      • Points Allocation : 17 CPD Activity Points

Instructions: Course Enrolment

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  • Course Fee: $75.00 (AUD) + $7.50 (GST) = $82.50

  • Duration of enrolement is 12 months from date of payment


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