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96398 - Management of Medical Emergencies

  • : Online


Interactive workshop for GPs to learn about the management of emergencies scenarios and discuss their own experiences with emergencies.

Relevance to General Practice

General Practitioners and after hours home visiting doctors can occasionally face a medical emergency. As these events are usually rare the doctor needs to be prepared with a simple practical structure to approaching critically ill patient, as well as familiarity with commonly used emergency drugs and equipment. Anaphylaxis rates in Australia have more than doubled in the period of 1995 to 2005, now at rates of over 10 in 100 000 patients. Recognition and the use of adrenaline are life saving measures in this condition. Asthma is another common condition that can be severe and life threatening, requiring transfer to hospital. It is important the GP or home doctor knows how to manage the initial stages of this presentation prior to transfer to a hospital. Applying a structured approach to a medical emergency is associated with reduced overall mortality, in what’s known as the “golden hour”.

Learning outcomes
  • Apply a structured approach when assessing and managing a critically ill patient
  • List emergency drugs and their indications
  • Use basic and advanced life support algorithms
  • Delivery
    96398 - Management of Medical Emergencies
    2 hours
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