Enhancing the quality and access to emergency care in rural and regional South Australia through the provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision.
EMET (Emergency Medicine Education and Training) is an Australian Government Department of Health funded education program administered by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). SAPMEA has been appointed by ACEM, the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia to deliver the EMET program in South Australia.
The EMET Program aims to enhance the quality and access to emergency care in rural and regional Australia through the provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision. As the majority of South Australian regional and rural hospitals are not staffed by Specialist Emergency Medicine doctors, the EMET program provides vital education and support to the general practitioners, medical officers, nurses, and paramedics who provide emergency care to these rural communities.
EMET also provides supervision and support for doctors working in EDs to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) and Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD).
SAPMEA EMET Hub
The SAPMEA EMET Hub runs three streams of EMET Programs:
- Adult EMET program – Adult emergency medicine topics delivered primarily in Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Victor Harbor.
- Perinatal EMET Program – Obstetric, Neonatal and Paediatric topics delivered statewide (commencing July 2023)
- Emergency Medicine ECHO Program (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) – A virtual ‘hub and spoke’ learning and mentoring program that aims to build communities of practice for shared learning and peer support (commencing July 2023)
Our faculty of facilitators are happy to deliver EMET wherever there is a need. So, if your local rural/regional team require emergency medicine education, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is EMET for
EMET workshops are aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals, Nursing staff, Paramedics and Allied Health Professionals 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, 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 Workshops
For further information and registration links for each workshop, please visit the SAPMEA Education Calendar.
- Victor Harbor - Mental Health Emergencies
18 October | 6-10pm
- Elliston - Cardiac Emergencies
18 October | 12 - 4:30pm
- Cummins - Cardiac Emergencies
19 October | 8:30 - 11:30am
- Tumby Bay - Cardiac Emergencies
19 October | 1 - 4pm
- Ceduna - Neonatal & Paediatric Emergencies
20 November | 10am - 6pm
Contact SAPMEA EMET
For questions and enquiries, please contact the EMET Coordinator at email@example.com.
Other EMET Hubs in South Australia
In addition to the SAPMEA EMET Hub, there are three other Hubs in South Australia delivering EMET workshops. Contact details for our partner EMET Hubs can be found below:
- Mount Gambier Hospital EMET Hub
- NALHN EMET Hub - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Royal Adelaide Hospital EMET Hub
SAPMEA has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and support from ACEM, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australia's peak body for emergency medicine, to run an EMET Program.