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Course length: 3 Days
Course Cost: POA

Entry requirements
Current registration as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Nurse or Paramedic

Accreditation
Acredited by the HPCSA for 29 CPD points

Course Programme Guidelines

DAY 1 - A STRUCTURED APPROACH

08H00

MORNING TEA & REGISTRATION



Hand in Pre-Course Ethics assessment

08H30

Welcome & Introduction

 

08H45

ENTRY MCQ WRITTEN TEST

 

09H30

The Structured approach

 

10H00

Primary Assessment

1o Survey

10H30

TEA

 

10H45

Secondary Assessment

2o Survey

12H00

LUNCH

 

12H45

Airway problems

Airway Practice

13H30

The Breathless Patient

Breathing - Simulations

14H15

Skill stations

 

15H30

TEA

 

15H45

The Shocked Patient

Circulation - Simulations

16H30

Skill Stations - Vascular access

 

17H30

Patients in shock

 

19H00

Day Summary

 

18H45

Closure

 

DAY 2 - THE ILL PATIENT

08H00

Review

PRACTICALS

08H30

Chest pain (ECGs,)

ECG Review

09H15

The Collapsed Patient

 

09H45

Altered LOC - Stroke

Disability

10H30

TEA

 

10H45

Headache (Adjuncts – CT)

Neuro assess

11H15

The Overdosed patient

 

12H00

LUNCH

 

12H45

Skill Stations – (X-Rays, FAST, S-B tube, Aortic balloon)

Rotations

16H00

TEA

 

16H15

Abdominal pain

 

17H00

Scenario based practical

Practice

18H30

Day Summary

 

18H45

Closure

 

DAY 3 - ADVANCED EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING

08H00

Review

PRACTICALS

08H30

Special circumstances – Elderly Patient, Hypothermia

 

08H45

Organ Failures (Respiratory, Circulatory)

Discussion

09H15

Organ Failures (Liver, Renal, Adrenal)

Discussion

10H00

TEA

 

10H15

Workshops – Clinical data, Arrhythmias, U&E, A-B, Ethics

Interactive

12H00

LUNCH

 

 

TESTING STATIONS

13H00

Transportation of the ill Patient

Simulations

13H30

Team management in trauma

Megacodes

14H00

Putting it all together

Assessments

16H00

Individual Clinical Assessment Test

 

18H30

Faculty meeting Test results

 

18H45

Candidate evaluation and feedback

 

19H00

Closure & farewell

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Topic introductions are followed by hands-on scenario based practicals.
  • The Course finishes when all Candidates satisfy the requirements, therefore closing times will depend on their capabilities.

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