The ACRRM Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) program is an optional extra level of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record keeping and reporting for members who have extended skills in procedural, mental health or emergency practice. The ACRRM Professional Development Program reports on behalf of members to the appropriate bodies for MOPS purposes. Activities undertaken for MOPS will also contribute to your overall CPD requirements. If you would like to add or change your MOPS requirements, please contact the Professional Development team on pdp@acrrm.org.au.

The 2020-22 triennium MOPS requirements are

 Anaesthetics

Any two of the following practice evaluation activities:

  • Clinical audit
  • Clinical attachment
  • Multi-source feedback (MSF)
  • Observation of clinical practice (peer review)
  • Case-based discussion (peer review)
  • Maintain and reflect on procedural logbook

Each MOPS activity should be a minimum of six hours long (can be accumulated over multiple sessions).

One activity may be completed twice, although two different activities is encouraged.

 Plus

Two Emergency response activities as per the ANZCA prescribed Emergency Responses requirement (or equivalent).

  • Management of 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate'
  • Management of cardiac arrest
  • Management of anaphylaxis
  • Management of major haemorrhage
  • Acute severe behavioural disturbance

Note: An ACRRM accredited Advanced Life Support course can be substituted for the Management of cardiac arrest course.

Management of major haemorrhage can be completed via the following BloodSafe e-Learning courses:

ACRRM will provide a certificate at the end of triennium stating that the JCCA CPD standard has been achieved for successful completion of the ACRRM anaesthetics MOPS program.

 Emergency, Obstetrics, Surgery and Medical Acupuncture

Any two of the following activities related to your MOP's area:

  • Clinical audit
  • Clinical attachment
  • Multi-source feedback (MSF)
  • Observation of clinical practice (peer review)
  • Case-based discussion (peer review)
  • Maintain and reflect on procedural logbook
  • Skills simulator training with assessment
  • Scenario training with evaluation

Each MOPS activity should be a minimum of six hours long (can be accumulated over multiple sessions)

One activity may be completed twice, although two different activities is encouraged.

 Radiology

Any of the following options:

  • Successful completion of 3 blocks of 10 cases (30 cases) and their associated assessments in the ACRRM online module '150 Shades of Radiology'
  • Completion of 15 film reviews, supervised and signed off by a Radiologist
  • Two radiology and/or ultrasound courses with hands-on practical training – each a minimum of six hours long, or one twelve hour course (choice to depend on individual scope of practice)

  Mental Health Skills Training (MHST)

To continue accessing relevant MBS Item numbers, GPs who have completed a GPMHSC accredited Mental Health Skills Training* course since 1 July 2001 and are registered with Medicare, are:

  • not required to repeat this training, and are
  • not required to complete a mental health continuing professional development activity (MH CPD).

However, the GPMHSC strongly recommends that GPs undertake Mental Health Continuing Professional Development (MH CPD) to maintain their mental health skills. (*Note: MHST was previously known as Level 1 mental health skills training).

 

  Focused Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST)

To maintain registration for Focused Psychological Strategies, GPs who have completed a Focused Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) course are required to complete a Focused Psychological Strategies Continuing Professional Development (FPS CPD) course each triennium.

For more information, please visit the GPMHSC website.