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Retrieval Medicine

  • : Online

This is the new and updated Retrieval Medicine (Basic) course on ACRRM Online Learning.

It forms the basic component of a two part series on Retrieval Medicine that has been created as part of a collaboration between the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS).

The RFDS has the longest record for a dedicated aeromedical service in the world dating from 1928 and together with ACRRM we hope to improve the confidence of doctors working in rural and remote areas in dealing with acute emergencies.

  • Australian retrieval environment
  • Circulatory support - the basics for busy rural GPs
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Non invasive ventilation and CPAP
  • Patient handover
  • Patient transfer
  • Pregnancy related retrievals
  • Pre-hospital care Preparation of Patients for Transport
  • Psychiatric aeromedical retrieval - towards best practice
  • Psychiatric emergencies in remote areas
  • Rapid sequence intubation
  • Retrieval triage
  • Case studies


Learning objective

• To list general principles of retrieval medicine • To outline the unique aspects of the retrieval environment in Australia • To appreciate aspects of prehospital environment • To understand critical factors in retrieval/transfer decision making • To be able to better prepare a patient for transport/retrieval • To understand the basic stages that occur during a patient retrieval

Assessment info

To complete the basic module successfully (and receive ACRRM PDP points) you need to review all the materials and must complete the 4 multiple choice question exams. The pass mark is 80% for each assessments. 4 quizzes (minimum of 5/6 for part 1, minimum of 5/6 for part 2, minimum of 4/5 for part 3 and 3/3 for part 4).

Additional info

Methods of Study - Online

Retrieval Medicine
Provider Type
Education Provider
CPD Points
30 PRPD, 30 Emergency Medicine
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