Learn practical, critical procedural skills that you can use on your next shift in the Emergency Department or ward
You will be taught by expert emergency medicine educators with a passion for procedural skill teaching
Course material and procedure techniques are sourced from the latest literature and FOAMed information
We also run an ED Procedures blog, which will bring you the latest updates, practical tips and evidence related to doing procedures in the ED.
FACEMs can satisfy the ACEM CPD “core” procedural skills component and multiple “scope of practice” skills on our courses
Courses for everyone
We have procedures courses for interns, RMO’s, Registrars and Consultants
“I felt it was important that I write and let you know how valuable I found the Critical Procedures Course on February 3rd. As you know the Austin EP group have been grappling with the growing problem of skills atrophy in the setting of the “4 hour rule” and procedure hungry trainees. The Critical Procedures Course that you put together was an excellent way for our EPs to revise and learn procedural skills and of course help fulfil the ACEM credentialing requirements. I felt the course content and skills stations were well thought out and intelligently presented in a realistic clinical context. For anxious older EPs such as myself, I also thought that you were able to create a good learning environment which was supportive and allowed EPs to discuss challenges and issues safely. Well done and thank you. I look forward to our next group of EPs going through the course in 6 months”.
Dr. Fergus Kerr
Director of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director – Medicine and Emergency CSU
Acting Medical Director of Molecular Imaging and Therapy
“As a FACEM in a busy ED, it is a challenge to fit in on-the-floor skills maintenance, particularly for the rare but important skills. The Critical Procedures Course was a cost-and time-effective way of brushing up on those critical skills (and MOPS points!) in a friendly and knowledgeable atmosphere”.
“Andy Buck and George Douros put on an excellent day of education for our Austin Critical Procedures Course. The flexibility of being able to design a one day course for the specific needs of an audience from our ED was great. For ED consultants who struggle to compete with their registrars for opportunities to practice and learn procedures a course like this is gold. Just the right mix of discussion and practical hands on training. The teaching resources and the facility that Andy has set up is a testament to the dedication and commitment that he has for emergency medicine education. Thanks heaps”.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do your courses cover?
Our courses cover theory and hands-on practical skill procedure training for doctors who work in the ED, or who need to be able to perform life-saving emergency procedures. We offer set courses covering the main ED procedures for junior and senior doctors, and we can also bespoke course content and tailor it to the needs of your senior ED medical staff and your equipment.
Who should attend?
The Junior Doctor Procedures Courses are designed to meet the procedural learning needs of interns, PGY2/PGY3 RMOs/HMOs and junior registrars, however any doctor who works in the Emergency Department, or who needs to learn critical procedural skills can attend including rural General Practitioners, ICU, Anaesthetic and Surgical trainees and fellows. The Critical ED Procedures Course is specifically designed to meet the procedural learning and CPD needs of Consultant Emergency Physicians and senior Emergency Registrars, so access is restricted for this course.
Who runs the courses?
ED Procedures is run by Emergency Trauma Management, which also runs the popular ETM Course. The content has been created by two Melbourne Emergency Physicians, Andy Buck, and George Douros. Andy is the co-creator and current director of the ETM Course, he is the co-producer of the monthly Australian edition of the world-famous EM:RAP podcast, and also runs the free ACEM Fellowship Exam blog, EDExam. George is a passionate Emergency Medicine educator, and is well known in Australia for his contribution to RSI checklists, extubation guides, plastering and joint reduction tips, and for developing the widely used “Own the Oxylog” guides to invasive and non-invasive ventilation with the Oxylog 3000 Ventilator.