Updates to CPD emergency response standards

Important information on flexibility with hands-on objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANZCA Council and the ANZCA and FPM CPD committee have agreed to allow flexibility for virtual and online education sessions.  This is specifically for the hands-on requirements of the CICO, Cardiac arrest and Cardiac arrest specialist pain medicine physicians emergency response standards. The other CPD emergency response standards do not require hands-on learning objectives.
This decision caters to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions by providing an alternative delivery for the hands-on learning objectives to be completed using virtual/online methods. It also supports the workforce learnings in these core areas, specifically airway management.
Course providers must complete an emergency response declaration form or a new application form to acknowledge a change of delivery. They must also demonstrate how all the learning objectives are being met, which can be done through submitting a course outline. Those with restrictions who are unable to provide face-to-face options will be welcomed.
The approved declarations/applications will receive a unique recognition of suitability code that will identify those workshops/courses meeting the learning objectives through virtual/online methods. These recognition codes will be valid for up to 12 months (up to 30 September 2021), or until there is a return to regular delivery methods currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If this affects you or your course facilitator, please visit the CPD emergency response webpage. Here you will find the CPD Emergency response declaration forms, application forms, standards and recognition of suitability process.  All declaration and application forms are to be submitted to the CPD team with the course outline for consideration.
Please contact the CPD team if you would like to discuss this further.

Last updated 12:37 14.10.2020