EMERGENCY MEDICINE EDUCATION
The BESST project is supported by Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) funding from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
Our workshops are accredited with ACEM, ACRRM and RACGP and as well as accruing PDP they are eligible for the Rural Procedural Grants Program which provides financial assistance for procedural GP's/CMO's in rural and remote areas to access relevant activities in order to assist in maintaining or updating skills. A grant of $2,000 per day for a maximum of 3 days per financial year is available. Your application can be submitted to either ACRRM or RACGP for administration and must be approved before attending any education event.
Hospital Based Training
Dr Blake Eddington visits the hospitals within the Tweed / Byron Health Services Group to provide on site Emergency Medicine education. These sessions are multidisciplinary skills and simulation based and are run in the resus room whenever possible.
Participants are able to apply for the Rural Procedural Grant ($2,000) for attending four 90 minute sessions.
All course participants are sent interactive pre reading that is in different formats to suit different peoples learning styles. There is literature, videos, podcasts, and interactive MCQ questions that can be read at work, home or listened to when doing other activities to efficiently maximize your learning.
Go to the LIBRARY page to access prereading and learning resources.
"The EMET training has been of huge benefit to me in my role as a VMO in the ED. The scenarios take me out of my comfort zone and are a great opportunity to practice what actually happens in reality. I have noticed that at work I feel much more confident and importantly the team work with the nurses runs a lot more efficiently. It is a great initiative and I am very grateful." Dr Arne Rubinstein
“I've never enjoyed an educational event more than the Sim course yesterday. I thought the scenarios were highly relevant and the atmosphere excellent!”