CPD POINTS FOR DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – First Aid & CPR training
RACGP – CPD POINTS FOR GPS
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) state that GPs need to complete CPR training every three years. This is the minimum requirement to meet CPD and the standards.
First Aid Coach Sydney in conjunction with Allens Training’s, offeres nationally recognised CPR courses, officially known as HTLAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. These courses meet the requirements by RACGP to be counted towards the BLS/CPR CPD requirement for the 2020-2022 triennium.
Our courses follow Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines, include the use of an AED (defibrillator) and are typically a around 90 minutes for the face to face training and 45 minutes for online pre-study.
After successful completion of the HLTAID009 Provide CPR course, GPs will be awarded 5 CPD points, and the course also meets the 3 yearly CPR/BLS requirement.
Further information can be found here on the RACGP website.
To claim the CPD points for your CPR course, all you need to do it submit your CPR certificate (statement of attainment) via your CPD dashboard or send the certificate to RACGP direct.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works with the 15 National Boards to regulate Australian health professionals. This covers a range of health professionals including chiropractors, dentists, nurses and midwives, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapist, podiatrists, psychologists, and others. All these professions have CPD requirements that they must meet.
According to Ahpra, CPD is how members maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, expertise, and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities needed throughout their professional lives.
The Optometry Board states that you must have completed training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within the previous three registration periods. Similar requirements apply for other health professionals.
To find out more about each boards requirement please visit the relevant boards website.
NURSES AND MIDWIVES
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) also require its members to participate in annual continuing professional development (CPD).
This involves nurses and midwives to complete a minimum number of hours directly relevant to a nurse or midwife’s context of practice. Our HTLAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation courses can count towards nurse CPD.