Following the introduction of paramedic registration and the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) requirement to complete at least 30 hours of CPD each year, Edoceo Group will be introducing a programme in late 2020 designed to assist paramedics meet their CPD obligations.
This programme will combine face-to-face workshops and courses with a suite of online modules developed specifically for the modern paramedic, with the aim of providing interactive learning experiences on a range of subjects, including clinical decision making; patient assessment; pain management; mental health, end of life care and clinical leadership. At the completion of each session a CPD certificate will be awarded that identifies completion of 2 hours of CPD – each session will include an overview, case studies, assessment and a summary.
Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives. Our interactive workshops and courses will also be able to be selected, for example 12-lead ECG interpretation; trauma management; paramedic skills workshop; advanced airway management; pre-hospital newborn delivery; or the internationally recognised Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses to be included as part of the programme.
Participants will be able to choose how they complete the programme and this will depend on their preferred method of learning. Those comfortable with online learning may opt for the minimum of 8 face-to-face contact hours, for example, participating in an one day workshop and completion of 11 online modules, while those who favour a more traditional learning approach may choose two or three face-to-face learning activities with minimal online modules.
In the meantime the following section links to Edoceo Group’s online lessons and exams along with free third-party online CPD opportunities relevant to Australian paramedics (we take no responsible for the third-party resources). Further learning opportunities will continue to be added in the future.
Remote Area Health Corps free suite of online eLearning modules has been developed to increase awareness about various aspects of working within remote Indigenous communities.
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