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Emergencies in General Practice On-Demand

Emergency presentations are a common occurrence in general practice. While many are less severe and can be managed in the general practice setting, others need urgent assessment, management and secondary care referral. The rate of referral to A&E was estimated at 2.7 per 1000 encounters, and 1 per 200 problems managed.

The most common reasons for ED referral were chest pain, abdominal pain, and fractures.

The assessment and management of medical emergencies in general practice is a constantly evolving field. The Medcast ‘Emergencies in General Practice’ course has been developed to address the management of common and serious emergencies in general practice, as well as incorporate the latest research and practice updates. This series will focus on the assessment and management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies including: 

  • Anaphylaxis 
  • Acute Asthma 
  • Acute coronary syndrome 
  • Arrhythmias
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Diabetic emergencies 
  • Envenomation, toxins & poisons
  • Eye emergencies
  • Mental health emergencies 
  • Paediatrics - Bumps, Burns & Fractures 
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke & TIA

Course content includes a range of learning options including case based interactive eLearning modules, clinical opals, online community, predisposing and post course knowledge quiz and interactive webinars inclusive of poll questions and moderated chat box.


This course has been formally accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for a total of 8 hours.

RACGP Activity ID: 415328

ACRRM Activity ID: 29313

On completion of all components of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

RACGP and ACRRM Accreditations

Course Educators
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP

Simon is a GP based in Newcastle, NSW, and a senior medical educator with Medcast. He also has medical education roles with the RACGP and GPSA. Over the past th...

Ken Hambrecht
Ken Hambrecht

Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in Critical Care practice & Medical edu...

Dr Genevieve Yates
Dr Genevieve Yates

Genevieve is a GP in Regional Victoria who likes to inject creativity into medicine and medicine into creativity. She also works as an educator/ facilitator for...

Dr Justin Coleman
Dr Justin Coleman

Justin is a GP who works in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health on the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin. He is also a medical writer and editor of the Dia...

Dr Nadia Clifton
Dr Nadia Clifton

Dr Clifton is a family medicine practitioner with special interest in paediatrics, reproductive medicine, women's health, sexual health and menta...

Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...

Dr Sam Vidler
Dr Sam Vidler

Dr Sam Vidler is a GP and FACEM currently working in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine in NSW.   His working life has included rural and remote posting...


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8 hours of CPD

Educational Activities: 6 hours

Reviewing Performance: 2 hours

Areas Of Interest: Emergencies, General Practice


Medical Practitioners, Paramedics

Price $300.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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