EMD trainees are required to complete the following program components:
EMD online learning modules:
- Manage complex emergency presentations
- Participate in advanced clinical support activities
- Demonstrate advanced professional, legal and ethical practice.
- Eight x Mini Clinical Exercises (Mini-CEXs)
- Nine x Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
- Four x Case Based Discussions (CbDs)
- One Audit
- Procedural Checklist.
Two of the following four workshop options:
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or Advanced Paediatric Emergency Medicine (APEM)
- Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) or Emergency Trauma Management (ETM)
- Advanced Complex Medical Emergencies (ACME)
- Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC).
- 12 written ED case reflections
- Statement of attainment submitted by the primary EMD supervisor
- Online EMD MCQ exam.
Unit 1: Manage complex emergency presentations
The practice of emergency medicine requires the practitioner to be able to treat both simple and complex presentations. On completion of unit 1, the trainee will have acquired more advanced knowledge and skills, including a range of critical care procedures, necessary to assess and manage patients with more complex emergency presentations.
- Difficult airway
- Complex breathing difficulties
- Cardiac emergencies
- Haemodynamic emergencies
- Complex trauma emergencies
- Neurological emergencies
- Complex burns
- Complex wounds
- ENT emergencies
- Ophthalmological emergencies
- Environmental emergencies
- Infectious diseases
- Metabolic and endocrine emergencies
- Musculoskeletal emergencies
- Obstetric and gynaecological emergencies
- Advanced pain relief
- Complex psychiatric emergencies
- Complex toxicological and toxinological emergencies
- Newly born baby
- Ill infant
- Injured infant or child.
Unit 2: Participate in advanced clinical support activities
The practice of emergency medicine involves the ongoing maintenance of the emergency department as an environment suited for patients. On completion of unit 2, the trainee will have acquired knowledge and skills to contribute to the operations of an emergency department.
- Quality assurance and improvement
- Public health issues
- Disaster management
- Emergency health care in rural and remote context
- Indigenous health issues
- Emergency retrieval and transportation
- Referral and transfer.
Unit 3: Demonstrate advanced professional, legal and ethical practice
An emergency doctor is expected to have lifelong skills to sustain and grow professionally and as a reflective practitioner. On completion of unit 3, the trainee will have acquired knowledge, skills and attributes to continually mature their practice post-training.
- Professional and ethical behaviour
- Legal practice and forensic medicine
- Leadership and management skills
- Prioritisation and decision-making skills
- Evidence-based approach to medicine
- Advanced communication skills
- Supervision and teaching.