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The tables below outline the FACEM Training Program Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in the ACEM Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD) and ACEM Emergency Medicine Advanced Diploma Programs.
 

 

EMC, EMD and EMAD DOPS Requirements

FACEM Training Program DOPS Equivalent Procedure

EMC

Suture Wounds

Suture Wounds (non-core DOPs on the procedures list)

Bag Valve Mask

May be part of Advanced Airway (information in notes on the DOPS recorded on the trainees record will be used to guide decision)

Safe Defibrillation

DC Cardioversion

C-Spine manoeuvre, including 3 person log roll 

C-Spine manoeuvre, including 3 person log roll (non-core DOPs on the procedures list)

Plaster upper limb
Plaster lower limb

Both may be part of Emergent Fracture / Dislocation Reduction (information in notes on the DOPS recorded on the trainees record will be used to guide decision)

EMD

Non-invasive ventilation

Use of non-invasive ventilation device

Procedural Sedation

Administration of procedural sedation

Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar Puncture

Rapid Sequence induction (RSI) plus ventilator set up

Advanced Airway

Joint or fracture reduction – major/extremity

Emergent fracture / dislocation reduction

EMAD

Ventilator – assessment, adjustment and troubleshooting (eg. alarms)

Advanced Airway

US guided peripheral vascular access

US guided peripheral vascular access (non-core DOPs on the procedures list)

Central venous access

Central Venous access

 

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