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Rural generalist anaesthesia (RGA) training: RGA roles in practice

The Rural Generalist Anaesthesia (RGA) Roles in Practice describe the roles of a RGA and how they apply to a contemporary practice. There are seven RGA Roles in Practice, modelled closely upon ANZCA’s “Roles in Practice”. These Roles are relatively generic (by their nature) and are assessable via learning outcomes throughout RGA training. They have relevance in all RGA Clinical Fundamentals and Specialised Study Units.

This guide contains resources to aid in understanding these roles based on the ANZCA Roles in Practice and will be expanded to provide any RGA specific resources as required.

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ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

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