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Diploma of Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine (DipPHRM)

The Diploma of Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine (DipPHRM) will provide doctors with backgrounds in emergency, critical care and intensive care medicine the opportunity to obtain a formally recognised qualification in the practice of Pre-Hospital and Retrieval medicine (PHRM). This includes rural generalists who provide PHRM services in rural and regional parts of Australasia. For further information please see the DipPHRM web page

Emergency Medicine Certificate and Diploma Programs

The revised Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) and Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD), and the new Emergency Medicine Advanced Diploma (EMAD) will commence on 1 February 2021.
 
Enrolments will open on 11 January 2021 for a program start date of 1 February 2021.
 
The programs have been developed jointly between ACEM, RACGP, RNZCGP, ACRRM and DRHMNZ with specific scope of practice in mind for each program, helping medical practitioners working in emergency medicine align their stage of professional development with an appropriate qualification.

Which Emergency Medicine Certificate or Diploma Program is for me?

EMC

EMD

EMAD

Beneficial for all doctors. This qualification is suited to and intended for doctors working:

  • in an emergency department with access to off-site advice and rapid access to on-site critical care support; or
  • as part of the team in an emergency department with senior assistance available on the floor when needed.

The EMD is a training program that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained during the EMC. This qualification is suited to and intended for doctors working:

  • in an emergency department with access to offsite support, but without rapid access onsite critical care support; or
  • as part of the team in an emergency department where they are a senior decision maker (SDM).

The EMAD is a training program that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained during the EMD. This qualification is suited to and intended for doctors:

  • providing clinical support to EMC & EMD qualified doctors and as a Director of a smaller Emergency Department (not accredited by ACEM for fellowship training); or
  • working in an emergency department as a senior decision maker with the ability to be a part of the education and management team.

Skills and Knowledge developed by the end of training

EMC

EMD

EMAD

  • Manage and treat patients with common emergency presentations.
  • EMC doctors will also have basic knowledge and skills relating to:
    • Prioritisation;
    • Risk management;
    • Detecting red flags of serious illness;
    • Carrying out an initial focused assessment of an undifferentiated patient; and
    • Delivering safe patient care in a modern emergency care system.
  • Independently manage and treat a range of higher complexity emergency presentations.
  • In Addition to those of the EMC, they will also have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to:
    • stabilise critically ill and injured patients;
    • provide safe sedation for emergency procedures. 

EMD doctors will also have the knowledge, skills, and attributes to communicate and collaborate effectively with patients and families from different cultures, members of their local healthcare team, and clinicians from other services.

  • Independently manage and treat a wider variety of and higher complexity emergency presentations, with telephone support from emergency specialists within the ED network, when required. EMAD doctors will also have the knowledge and skills to:
    • use ultrasound as appropriate;
    • use a wider variety of resuscitative and other emergency techniques;
    • improve their practice, the practice of junior team members, and the practice of emergency medicine in their environment.

The EMAD qualification provides the skills for a medical officer to work as the senior decision maker, provide critical care support and be a director of a smaller Emergency Department. In larger Emergency Departments (accredited by ACEM for fellowship training) the holder of the EMAD qualification will be equipped to work as a senior decision maker at middle grade (registrar) level.

  • How Does it Work?
  • Training and Assessment Requirements
  • Eligibility Requirements and Fees


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