EMC trainees are required to complete eLearning modules within three main curriculum areas as well as a range of workshops and assessments.
EMC curriculum and online learning modules:
- Undertake initial assessment and management
- Manage common emergency presentations
- Participate in clinical support activities and administration
- Five x Mini-Clinical Exercises (Mini-CEXs)
- Six x Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
- Two x Case Based Discussions (CbDs)
- Procedural Checklist
- Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
- 10 x written ED case reflections
- Statement of attainment submitted by the primary EMC supervisor
- Online EMC MCQ exam.
Unit 1: Undertake initial assessment and management
Emergency medicine is characterised by the need to assess patients who maybe undifferentiated at presentation. On completion of Unit 1, the trainee will have acquired the fundamental knowledge and skills to apply a systematic approach to common undifferentiated presentations.
- Prioritisation, history taking and examination
- Infection control
- Patent airway
- Breathing difficulties
- Circulation difficulties
- Seizure or altered level of consciousness/confusion
- Relieve pain
- Psychiatric emergencies
- Elderly patients.
Unit 2: Manage common emergency presentations
The nature of emergency medicine requires the practitioner to ensure ongoing safe care in a time pressured environment. On completion of Unit 2, the trainee will have acquired the basic knowledge and skills to perform a focused assessment and provide initial treatment in a range of patients with specific common emergency presentations.
- Altered level of consciousness/confusion
- Chest pain
- Febrile child
- Child with breathing difficulty
- Paediatric trauma
- Children with vomiting
- Orthopaedic trauma
- Skin and soft tissue injury
- Early pregnancy bleeding/pain
- Pregnancy bleeding/pain greater than 20 weeks
- Toxicological emergencies
- Abdominal/pelvic pain
- Ophthalmological emergencies.
Unit 3: Participate in clinical support activities and administration
The practice of emergency medicine includes addressing aspects of the whole patient journey in the emergency department that do not relate directly to treating disease. On completion of unit 3, the trainee will have acquired fundamental knowledge and skills that complement the clinical care of any emergency patient.
- Legal issues
- Clinical risk management
- Pre-hospital care and retrieval
- Admission, transfer and discharge
- Team work
- Personal health and well-being