Continual Professional Development

Continual Professional Development

Earning CPD Points

CPD is the means by which members of the professions maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

Colleges that currently recognise the Australian Resuscitation Council
ALS courses include:

(ACEM) Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

A comprehensive Professional Development Program (PDP) which sets and upholds high standards that define and govern Australia’s unsupervised general practitioners. The curriculum and requirements help to ensure you become better-equipped to take on the exciting challenges of rural generalism. Procedural Grant - eiligible for 2 days Emergency Medicine or Anaesthetics.

Accreditation

  • Accredited for Rural and Remote Procedural GP's Program: Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Post Graduate / VP / PDP: Advanced Basic Core Clinical

PDP Points

  • 10 ALS
  • 30 PRPD

MOPS points

  • 30 Emergency Medicine
  • 1 Anaesthetics (Emergency Response)
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(ACRRM) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Accreditation

  • Accredited for Rural and Remote Procedural GP's Program: Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Post Graduate / VP / PDP: Advanced Basic Core Clinical

ALS 1 PDP Points

  • 20 Planned Reflective Professional Development (PRPD) points
  • MOPS: 1 Anaesthetics (Emergency Response Activity)
  • 10 mandatory Advanced Life Support (ALS) points
  • 30 Emergency Medicine PRPD

ALS 2 PDP Points

  • PDP Core Points- 36 Points
  • Extended Skills Points - 30 Points
  • ALS Points - 10 Points
  • This course also attracts 30 Anaesthetic Extended Skill MOPS Points
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(ANZCA) Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

The ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program operates on a three-year cycle, with triennial and annual minimum requirements. Participants record, monitor and provide evidence of their CPD activities under the categories of practice evaluation, knowledge and skills and emergency responses in their online CPD portfolio.

Points

  • Short courses - 2 credits per hour

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

  • ARC cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-14-CA-877
  • NZRC cardiac arrest recognition code: ER-14-CA-899
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(CICM) College of Intensive Care Medicine

The Colleges' CPD program was established in 2012 with the main objective of fostering continued learning of Fellows in order to improve standards of clinical practice.

Points

  • Category 3B: Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities - directly related to personal practice (3 points per hour)
  • Category 4A: Teaching and Training (1 point per hour)
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(RACGP) Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Australian Resuscitation Council is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program supports Australian general practitioners (GPs) to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities. Continuing professional development for GPs includes a range of activities to meet individual learning that is relevant to their scope of practice. The QI&CPD Program has been developed for the Australian general practice setting to: - provide GPs with opportunities to improve patient safety and quality outcomes - support continuous quality improvement within the general practice setting - enable GPs to fulfil their individual and vocational continuing professional development (CPD) requirements

Points

  • 40 (Category 1)
  • CPR points - GP's attending this activity will satisfy their basic CPR requirement for the 2017-2019 triennium
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(RACP) Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The RACP CPD Program is a self-directed and self-reporting program. Physicians' record and report on their own continuing professional development activities annually. It is the responsibility of individual physicians to select the activities appropriate for their continuing professional development and to claim the appropriate level of points.

Points

  • Category 4 -Structured Learning Projects at 3 credits per hour

Course Hours

  • ALS 2 is stated at 18 hours over two days
  • ALS 1 is stated at 8 hours in one day
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