CPD emergency response category

Information for anyone providing or participating in emergency response (ER) activities, courses, and workshops, including how to apply for recognition of suitability.

Emergency response activities require prior recognition of suitability.

Recognised ER activities

Forms and guidelines

Before submitting a recognition of suitability application, please read the relevant emergency response guideline. 

To apply for recognition of suitability, submit the relevant form and your course outline to the CPD team. The team will review your application and forward it for approval by the CPD committee chair. Applications take approximately 10 business days to be processed. 

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Acute severe behavioural disturbance ER session guideline PDF
Acute severe behavioural disturbance - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Anaphylaxis ER session guideline PDF
Anaphylaxis - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Can't intubate can't oxygenate ER session guideline PDF
Can't intubate can't oxygenate - Recognition of suitability form DOCX
Cardiac arrest ER session guideline PDF
Cardiac arrest - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Cardiac arrest for specialist pain medicine physicians ER session guideline PDF
Cardiac arrest for specialist pain medicine physicians - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Central nervous system oxygen toxicity ER session guideline PDF
Central nervous system oxygen toxicity - Recognition of suitability form PDF
COVID-19 airway management ER session guideline PDF
COVID-19 airway management - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Major haemorrhage ER session guideline PDF
Major haemorrhage - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Malignant hyperthermia ER session guideline PDF
Malignant hyperthermia - Recognition of suitability form PDF
Opioid induced ventilatory impairment ER session guideline PDF
Opioid induced ventilatory impairment - Recognition of suitability form PDF
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Approved applications

If we approve your application, we'll send you the following:

  • Confirmation that the course/workshop delivered from that date is recognised as suitable.
  • A recognition of suitability code that ANZCA and FPM CPD Program participants need to record in their CPD portfolios. This recognition code will have an expiry date. Prior to this date, we'll contact the course provider to request a new application or declaration (only ongoing applications).
  • Wording to use in advertising materials.

Please note:

  • Any changes to the course content will result in the activity no longer being valid as an emergency response activity. If your course/workshop content changes, you'll need to submit a new recognition of suitability application.
  • Recognition of suitability is based on the provider confirming that course/workshop content meets the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program requirements. The delivery of course/workshop content is not endorsed, accredited or assessed.

ER facilitators can claim the ER activity

Course provider/facilitator for an Emergency Response (ER) course/workshop with recognition of suitability with the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program can claim the ER activity using the same recognition code until the end of 2024. More details here.
 

Recognised ER courses and workshops

The following courses/workshops have all been recognised as suitable emergency response activities for the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program.

​If you have any concerns about the below list, please contact us.

Online courses and workshops

Anaphylaxis - Perioperative anaphylaxis response ER-22-AN-004

Major haemorrhage - Critical bleeding ER-19-MH-016

Major haemorrhage - Posrtpartum haemorrhage ER-19-MH-015

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC)

Information for participants
Participating in a full Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course will cover both the CICO and cardiac arrest activities from the emergency responses category.

To claim these activities within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition codes:

  • EMAC CICO recognition code: ER-19-CICO-888
  • EMAC cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-888

Information for instructors
Instructors who teach on the airway emergencies module of the EMAC course for the duration of the module can claim this as the CICO activity in the emergency responses category, by using the following recognition code:

 
  • EMAC instructors CICO recognition code: ER-19-CICO-777

Instructors who deliver the full cardiovascular module of the EMAC course for the duration of the module can claim this as the Cardiac arrest activity in the emergency responses category, by using the following recognition code:

 
  • EMAC instructors cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-777

Please note: if as an instructor you did not teach for the duration of the airway emergencies or cardiovascular emergencies module of the EMAC course, you cannot claim this activity under the emergency response category. You can however claim the time spent teaching the course as a teaching activity under the knowledge and skills category.

Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)

A full EMST course covers the major haemorrhage activity from the emergency response category. To claim this activity within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition code:

  • EMST major haemorrhage recognition code: ER-19-MH-888

Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET)

A full MOET course covers both the major haemorrhage and cardiac arrest activities from the emergency response category. To claim these activities in your CPD portfolio please use the following recognition codes:

  • MOET major haemorrhage recognition code: ER-19-MH-866
  • MOET cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-866

Advanced Life Support courses (ALS 1 and ALS 2)

A full ALS 1 or ALS 2 course by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) or the New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) will cover the cardiac arrest activity from the emergency response category. To claim these activities within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition codes:

  • ARC cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-877
  • NZRC cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-899

Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)

A full APLS course will fulfil the cardiac arrest activity from the emergency response category. To claim this activity within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition code:

  • APLS cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-19-CA-855

Definitive Surgical and Anaesthesia Trauma Course (DSATC)

The DSATC course fulfils the requirements of the CICO and the major haemorrhage activities from the emergency response category. To claim these activities within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition codes:

  • DSATC recognition code: ER-19-MH-024
  • DSATC recognition code: ER-19-CICO-049

Emergency Trauma Management (ETM)

The ETM course fulfils the requirements of the major haemorrhage activity from the emergency response category. To claim these activities within the CPD portfolio please use the following recognition code:

  • ETM recognition code: ER-19-MH-021

Further information

Got a question we haven't covered off in the FAQs? Our CPD team's on hand to help.

Email: cpd@anzca.edu.au
Call: +61 (0)3 9510 6299
Hours: 9am-5pm AEST/AEDT, Monday-Friday (excluding public and college holidays).

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