Salient Training in Emergency Medicine International, STEMI

was formed in 2004 to address the emergency medical training

needs of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals

currently in postgraduate training, or in existing practice in Australia.

Understanding the challenges facing clinician participation with continuing education programs, STEMI provides a highly flexible system to overcome these obstacles. Small classes, taught on-site using salient information and delivery methods, are the cornerstones of the STEMI system. Rather than promoting a “cookie cutter” model, where courses are blindly developed, STEMI develops courses around the industry and clinicians’ needs at varying levels.

Courses are taught by senior instructors, with extensive backgrounds in emergency medicine, in small classes of your peers, on-site at your facility/office. All instructors have a minimum of 5 years instructing experience, and are well versed with medical emergency treatments in the pre-hospital and hospital setting. All presented information requires a minimum of 2 independent reviews, often one from an accrediting college or your organization (hospital, surgery, school, etc), and sourcing to Australian and international protocols prior to delivery. We’ve taken that extra step to ensure you will have the very best instructors with the very best information- always!

STEMI enjoys relationships with numerous international institutions and experts, granting unparalleled access to information, and research worldwide.


Why should I trust STEMI?

Where does STEMI get their information?

Why do I need a STEMI certification?

  1. Most fields requiring continuing education have explicit standards, recognizable within the field. Many airlines require their pilots to complete standardized simulator recertification every 6 months, regardless of their seniority, to minimize the chance of accidents and loss of life. For the medical profession, our initial training is very well regulated and standardized, with diminishing regulations after medical school. True, most colleges/associations require us to complete “X” amount of continuing education per period of time (i.e. every two or three years), but how does that time spent translate into consistency or assurance to knowledge received? If two professionals complete 100 credits over two years, but took entirely different classes, are they both equally prepared to deal with an emergency? How does an Advanced Life Support class offered in Sydney compare to one offered in Cunnamulla? How can you and your employer ensure you staff’s knowledge and skill levels are up-to-date and consistent? The answer is STEMI.

  2. STEMI courses are presented and tested exactly the same, to a predetermined standard, across all locations. Furthermore, the building block system and certification cards allow employers/colleagues to understand the level of training completed and skill competence of the card holder. Employers can be assured a rural healthcare worker in Nhulunbuy successfully completing a STEMI course has completed the exact same training as a healthcare worker in urban Melbourne.

Why is does STEMI only certify for 2 years?

How are classes setup?