EMET Program

Enhancing the quality and access to emergency care in rural and regional South Australia through the provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision.

About EMET

The Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) program provides education, training and supervision to doctors and other health professionals working within emergency departments and emergency care services in rural, regional and remote Australia.

SAPMEA is an appointed EMET Hub by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to deliver the EMET program in South Australia.

Of the over 600 hospitals with Emergency Departments (EDs) or emergency services in Australia, only 25 percent are staffed by FACEMs. Hospitals without FACEMs are typically located in rural locations with clinical staffing models that include general practitioners, medical officers, nurses, paramedics and allied health workers.

For these locations, the EMET Program gives much needed support in the form of education, training and supervision, to better equip the doctors and other healthcare providers at these hospitals to deal with critically ill or complex trauma patients.

EMET provides supervision and support for doctors working in EDs to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC), and Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD). EMET funding is also used to support hospitals to provide outreach training to the teams in smaller hospitals on a wide range of skills and areas required for emergency medical care.

Who is EMET for

The SAPMEA EMET Program is aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals, Nursing staff, Allied Health Professional and Paramedics working within an Emergency Care Setting in a rural or regional hospital in South Australia.

CPD and Accreditation

EMET activities will be accredited through ACRRM and RACGP (Cat 1 and Cat 2), with selected workshops meeting the criteria for the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP).

Please refer to each workshop for specific CPD information and eligibility.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Upcoming EMET Activities

EMET Webinar - Shock - How to identify shock in Emergency Situations

23 May 2022 - 7pm - 8pm
click here to register


For questions and enquiries, please contact the EMET Coordinator at EMET@sapmea.asn.au.

SAPMEA has received Commonwealth Department of Health funding and ACEM support for participation in the EMET program under the Specialist Training Program.