We have generated a list of CPD activities tailored around the cancellation of events and restrictions imposed by COVID-19, please review list above or visit ANZCA library COVID-19 resources Education/CPD guide.
The list includes where to access online emergency response activities, practice evaluation activities to complete remotely and quicklinks to knowledge and skills resources.
We will continue to update and evaluate this list to best support members and their needs. Additions/suggestions are welcomed, please email the CPD Team.
The college sends regular emails and posts updates to the website, click here for recent news. In addition, the ANZCA Library has established clinical resources useful for airway management and infection control, accessible by clicking here. For exemplar samples visit the COVID-19 resources Education/CPD guide.
The college recognised the need for a CPD Emergency response standard COVID-19 airway management. It relates to airway management and essential use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is now available as an emergency response activity in your CPD portfolio.
In an effort to minimise paperwork, no recognition of suitability application process is required. The recognition code to use (ER-20-COVAIR-123) will appear when you add this activity in your CPD portfolio.
Hospital departments and private practice groups are encouraged to develop education sessions that satisfy local needs, incorporating local staff, work environment and equipment. The adaptive skills needed to limit the spread of the disease have required additional education, thus, a specialised emergency response.
Please contact the CPD team if you have any further enquiries.
Emergency response activities do not accrue credits, they have their own CPD requirement - a mandated minimum of 2 per triennium for the clinical practice type.
For non-clinical and non-interventional practice types, and/or you prefer to receive credits for time spent attending, you may claim this under Knowledge and skills activity Short courses, or Practice evaluation activity Team training if it was with your usual theatre team. Please refer to the CPD hanbdook for more details.
The college and ANZCA and FPM CPD committee have closely monitored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on participants meeting their CPD requirements. Most notably with the action to waive our 2020 verification (audit) of CPD activities process.
The 2021 college CPD operations will proceed:
- Participants in the 2019 – 2021 CPD triennium will continue with the final submission date of 31 December 2021.
- The college will prepare to conduct a 2021 annual verification (audit) with selection and notification provided from September 2021.
There are no changes to annual or triennial CPD requirements or final submission dates (December 31) across trienniums.
Participants who may be concerned about meeting their requirements are encouraged to connect with the CPD team to discuss their options and/or consider our special consideration process.
For information that directly relates to your training we recommend you visit the information for trainee section of the website.
We appreciate the clinical environment is evolving with the demands to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have completed COVID-19 specific workshops, training, courses, or changes to enhance your professional development (including facilitating) and require clarification on where to claim it under the CPD framework, please contact the CPD team or consult the list below of already clarified enquiries.
Upskilling to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
You may consider the Practice evaluation activity -Team Training provided this is within your usual work team. Alternatively, it may fall under Practice evaluation activity Review of patient care pathways.
2020 ASM poster presentation
Although the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) has been cancelled, if you had submitted a poster presentation and had this accepted, you may still claim credits under Knowledge and skills activity Presenting, as you have still completed the preparation and presented to a colleague/supervisor.
Facilitating ER COVID-19 airway management sessions
If this involves your usual theatre team, then it could fall under the Practice evaluation activity Team training. Alternatively, if the session was conducted as a workshop, then it will likely fall under the Knowledge and skills activity Presenting.
Please refer to the CPD handbook for full descriptions of each activity to determine the most suitable.
Yes, there is temporary flexibility (for up to 12 months or until September 30 2021) to run virtual/online education sessions specifically for the hands-on objectives under the Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate (CICO), Cardiac arrest and Cardiac arrest Specialist Pain Medicine Physicians Emergency response activities. The other CPD Emergency response activities do not require hands-on learning objectives. Full details in our news item, update on CPD emergency response.
To gain recognition of suitability from the college course providers/facilitators must complete an emergency response declaration form or new application form to acknowledge a change of delivery. Information and forms available on our CPD Emergency response webpage.
We recommend CPD participants check their course provider/facilitator has an updated recognition of suitability code before enrolling in this format of emergency response workshops/courses.
We’re doing our best to keep you updated, and appreciate the rapid pace of information. If you can’t find your answer here, please email the CPD team. We’ll aim to respond to your email promptly and update the FAQ’s as the pandemic evolves.