ACRRM accredits educational activities to provide Fellows and members with access to a broad range of quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
The College's standards for CPD require educational activities to be high quality and relevant. Educational activities are assessed against the Professional Development Program (PDP) framework and curriculum before they are
accredited, awarded hours and promoted to Fellows and members. The College accredits activities rather than providers.
Why accredit with ACRRM?
No fees are charged for accreditation, attendance reporting or ongoing provider support services and the process is simple. Accrediting your activity with ACRRM provides:
Access to the PDP accreditation logo to promote your activity
Access to our online portal to add activities and report attendees
Assurance for GPs that content has been reviewed against the PDP framework and curriculum and their attendance is reported directly to ACRRM
Apply for PDP accreditation
Submit your details to receive access to the ACRRM online portal. You can then log in and add your activity. It will generally be assessed within 10 business days and we will email confirmation when this has been done.
The following criteria are used to assess activities for accreditation:
Does the educational activity help to update knowledge and skills, review performance and/ or measure outcomes?
Does the activity relate to the College's Primary Curriculum?
Does the educational event/activity have clear, specific learning objectives?
Are the planned educational strategies based on adult learning principles?
Does the application show that some impact evaluation (changes in knowledge, skill, attitude, practice or patient outcome) is planned?
Accrediting Advanced Life Support courses
ACRRM Fellows are required to complete Advanced Life Support (ALS) training in each triennium as part of their compliance for CPD. To comply, an Advanced Life Support activity congruent with the Australian Resuscitation Council ALS guidelines must be completed.
Please note - ALS courses must be a minimum of six hours long, include pre and post reflective activities, have a robust assessment process and provide members with the following skills and knowledge:
Recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including manual defibrillation
Management of life-threatening arrhythmias
Preparing and planning for post resuscitation care
Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special circumstances such as asthma, anaphylaxis, and pregnancy
Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover
Consideration for end of life decision making
For the purposes of accreditation, that means that all participants are required to demonstrate competency in the skill stations provided, are advised of the outcome (satisfactory or otherwise), and are given guidance on how to remedy any deficits. Generally this involves a marking matrix where participant performance can be graded in a consistent way.
To retain the College’s accreditation on your educational activities, you agree to:
log in and upload a list of ACRRM member attendances (template provided) one week following the activity
provide attendees with a record of their participation.
Promoting your activity
You will be provided with a Professional Development Program accreditation logo which can be used when you promote the accredited activity. The logo must only be used for the accredited activity, is not transferable to other activities, and must not be used to promote associated events that are held in conjunction with the accredited activity.
The College also offers a range of ways to promote your educational activity.
All accredited activities will feature in the Activity Search on our website at no cost
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