Competency across ALS is a basic requirement for the rural practitioner as
Relevance to General Practice
well as being invaluable to the on-call GP practicing in any environment, or the urban GP whose extended skill mix maybe limited, assuring confidence in dealing with medical emergencies presenting within their community or in
Generally, a GP practicing in
Through participation in the ALS scenarios the general practitioner will have the ability in detecting, treating and managing a medical emergency.
On completion of the skills stations the general practitioner will have modeled and carried out the skills applicable to emergency situations.
At the end on the scenario rotations the general practitioner will have gained the knowledge required to treat a critically ill or injured patient.
By completing the course the gp will be able to illustrate and integrate their critical thinking when treating a patient in an emergency situation
By completing the course the gp will outline the structured approach required to ensure a safe approach is undertaken when treating a critical ill patient
Rural and Remote Australia is often at time working in isolation or in a solo
They are required to draw on a broad range of skills in caring for the
community at large - either in practice; supervising and treating inpatients at
small local hospitals; or as first responders in isolated trauma situations.