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

September:

Ceduna Full day Emergency Skills Workshop

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Ceduna Full Day Skills Workshop

Tuesday September 6th 9am - 5pm

Ceduna Hospital - Venue to be confirmed

To register click here
RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES EVENING WORKSHOP Port Lincoln 19th October 2022

Respiratory Emergencies Evening Workshop Pt Lincoln

We will examine the patient presenting with difficulty breathing and consider immediate management priorities, differential diagnosis, role of investigations, treatment and disposition. The topic will be explored using a series of clinical case discussions and include examples of chest x-rays and blood gases, consider the increasing role of ultrasound in assessment and detail new approaches to providing respiratory support.

The aim of this education is to help all emergency medicine disciplines to gain a greater understanding of emergency skills in rural areas:

  • Differentiate clinical findings distinguishing moderate, severe and life threatening respiratory distress
  • Prioritise the immediate management of the adult with serious or life threatening respiratory distress
  • Contrast the differential diagnosis and emergency management of acute respiratory distress
  • Discriminate the roles of CPAP/BiPAP and high flow humidified nasal prong therapy in the management of severe respiratory distress

This full day workshop is aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals, Paramedics and Nursing staff working within an Emergency Care Setting in a rural or regional hospital in South Australia.

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Port Lincoln 2 Day Critically Ill Child Workshop 20-21 October 2022

The aim of this education is to help all emergency medicine disciplines to gain a greater understanding of emergency skills in rural areas:

Differentiate the physiological and anatomical differences in infants / children compared to adults

Discriminate the clinical presenting features and “Red Flags” for serious illness or injury in an infant / child

Prioritise the assessment and resuscitation of the critically ill or injured child

Outline the presentation and immediate management of a range of medical, surgical and trauma related emergencies in a child

Structure resuscitation of a child using basic airway manoeuvres, bag/mask ventilation, intraosseous vascular access and provision of definitive


This full day workshop is aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals and Nursing staff working within an Emergency Care Setting in a rural or regional hospital in South Australia.

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August Topic : Cardiac Emergencies

Cardiac Emergencies Victor Harbor - Wednesday August 10th

Wednesday August 10th 6pm - 10pm

Victor Harbor McCracken Country Club, McCracken Dr, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Afternoon ECG session available

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Cardiac Emergencies Murray Bridge - Tuesday August 30th

Tuesday August 30th 6pm - 10pm

Murray Bridge Bridgeport Hotel

2 Bridge St, Murray Bridge SA 5253

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Cardiac Emergencies Mt Barker - Tuesday August 9th

NALHN EMET HUB Workshop

Tuesday August 9th 6pm - 10pm

Mt Barker Summit Health Centre

85 Wellington Road, Mt Barker 5251

For more information the NALHN EMET Program please visit myemet.org

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Cardiac Emergencies Barossa - Tuesday August 23rd

NALHN EMET HUB Workshop

Tuesday August 23rd 6pm - 10pm

Barossa Vine Inn Nuriootpa

14-22 Murray St, Nuriootpa SA 5355

Afternoon ECG Session available
For more information the NALHN EMET Program please visit myemet.org

To register click here

Contact SAPMEA EMET

For questions and enquiries, please contact the EMET Coordinator at EMET@sapmea.asn.au.
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SAPMEA has received Commonwealth Department of Health funding and ACEM support for participation in the EMET program under the Specialist Training Program.