Foundation Seminar in Emergency Medicine

10:00am Saturday, 13 February 2021
6:00pm Saturday, 13 February 2021

This seminar will be delivered by a combination of self paced online learning and a one day virtual seminar. It is designed to cater for pharmacists interested in emergency medicine, who are setting up a service or are early-career emergency pharmacists.  A 3-part self-paced virtual learning package focusing on core emergency medicine topics will be followed by a one day live virtual seminar on Saturday 13 February 2021 to consolidate learning.

A range of key emergency medicine topics will be covered, including resuscitation and advanced life support, toxicology, acute pain control and quality use of medicines and information resources in emergency departments.  Case based discussions and small group activities will be used to explore a range of commonly encountered emergency medicine scenarios, such as anaphylaxis, arrhythmias, behavioural disturbances, sepsis, seizures and trauma. Unsure if this is the right level for you? View the seminar level descriptors.

The self-paced learning package will be delivered in 3 parts released on Monday 7 September, Monday 5 October and Monday 2 November. This will be followed by the live virtual seminar on Saturday 13 February 2021.

Please note: You are required to complete the self-paced learning package material (approximately 6hrs) prior to attending the live virtual seminar on Saturday 13 February 2021.

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All times listed are in AEDT


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Contact Information

Additional Information


  • Leonie Frick, Senior Emergency Pharmacist, Barwon Health, Univeristy Hospital Geelong, Vic
  • Andrew Harding, Senior Pharmacist, Emergency, Austin Hospital, VIC
  • Cristina Roman, Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency and Trauma, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Dr Simone Taylor, Senior Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine and Research, Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic
  • Alicia Thomas, Senior Pharmacist - Emergency Department, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA
  • Christopher Hidayat, Specialist Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine, Westmead Hospital, NSW

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 3.1.1 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.1.3 Collaborate to develop a medication management strategy or plan
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use
  • Standard 4.2.1 Work with established systems
  • Standard 4.2.2 Plan and prioritise work
  • Standard 4.2.3 Maintain productivity
  • Standard 4.2.4 Monitor progress and priorities
  • Standard 4.3.2 Foster initiative and contribute to innovation, improvement and service development
  • Standard 4.3.3 Encourage, influence and facilitate change
  • Standard 5.2.3 Undertake critical evaluation activities
  • Standard 5.3.1 Identify information needs and resource requirements

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016


This activity has been accredited for 9.25 hours of Group-1 CPD and 10 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 29.25 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2020/51.