APNA in conjunction with Cynergex Group Pty Ltd, will be conducting the Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Medical Practice workshops in VIC, NSW, SA and TAS in 2014.

Management of the emergency patient is a subject familiar to primary health care nurses working in general practice. However, the opportunity to train with the practice team is often not available until an emergency occurs.

Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Medical Practice is a one-day course (7 hours) which will enable primary health care nurses working in the general practice setting to:

  • Identify the most common medical emergencies affecting patients, using a risk management approach
  • Manage the immediate care of medical emergencies utilising a practice management (crew resource management) system
  • Apply techniques and protocols consistent with current emergency medical guidelines for pre-hospital care
  • Refer the patient to further appropriate care.

Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Medical Practice training covers:

  • Identification and management of poor perfusion
  • Signs and symptoms of life threatening conditions including:
    • Cardiac chest pain
    • Altered conscious state, CVA and TIA
    • Respiratory conditions
    • Seizures
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Cardiac Arrest
  • Use of the pulse oximetry and observation of vital signs
  • CPR including Team CPR and use of defibrillators
  • Introduction to the ECG
  • Use of Laryngeal Masks and Bag/Mask ventilation
  • Oxygen therapy and titration recommendations
  • Emergency drugs




Earlybird prices apply to registrations purchased more than two weeks prior to workshop
APNA member earlybird $249
Non member earlybird $349
Standard bookings purchased within two weeks prior to workshop     
APNA member standard $299  
Non member standard $399

Registration includes:

  • Course notes and booklet
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • APNA Endorsed
  • Certificate with recognition of 7 CPD hours
  • Paramedic trainer
  • Training equipment

Workshops still available this year are as follows: -

Murray Bridge, SA – Saturday 6 September              REGISTER NOW ONLINE

Melbourne, VIC – Friday 19 September                     REGISTER NOW ONLINE

Hobart, TAS – Friday 10 October                               REGISTER NOW ONLINE

Launceston, TAS – Saturday 11 October                   REGISTER NOW ONLINE

Ararat, VIC – Friday 24th October                              REGISTER NOW ONLINE

Ballarat, VIC – Saturday 25th October                       REGISTER NOW ONLINE

APNA Endorsed Educational Activity

This activity has been endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, according to approved criteria.

Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 7 CPD hours.

Details taken form http://www.apna.asn.au/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=APNA/ccms.r?PageId=12257