Clin­i­cal Skills Courses

Nation­al­ly Recog­nised Train­ing (NRT) cours­es con­tain at least one Unit of Competency. 

All CRANAplus cours­es attract CPD points with the accept­ed method of cal­cu­la­tion being 1 hour of learn­ing earns 1 CPD point.

Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Con­sul­ta­tion and Com­pe­ten­cy in Clin­i­cal Skills (4C’s Program)

The Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Con­sul­ta­tion and Com­pe­ten­cy in Clin­i­cal Skills course is designed devel­op the skills and knowl­edge of Health Workers/​Practitioners to con­fi­dent­ly use the Pri­ma­ry Clin­i­cal Care Man­u­al (PCCM) or Cen­tral Aus­tralia Rur­al Prac­ti­tion­ers Asso­ci­a­tion Stan­dard Treat­ment Man­u­al (CARPA). Skills are devel­oped through­out the work­shop to con­sult and com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly with doc­tors and nurs­es and accu­rate­ly doc­u­ment episodes of care.

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ALS — Advanced Life Support

Designed for Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Para­medics, and Med­ical Offi­cers, but open to any remote health care work­ers, the Advanced Life Sup­port Pro­gram is based on ANZ­COR Guide­lines and best prac­tice prin­ci­ples. The course will pro­vide the remote health work­force with the advanced life sup­port skills required in the man­age­ment of the patient pri­or, dur­ing and after a car­dio res­pi­ra­to­ry arrest with an empha­sis on care in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting.

Accreditations & Endorsements
ACRRM RACGP

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AREC — Advanced Remote Emer­gency Care

Designed specif­i­cal­ly for Nurs­es and remote GP’s, but open to a vari­ety of remote health care pro­fes­sion­als, the Advanced Remote Emer­gency Care course aims to extend the com­pe­ten­cies of the expe­ri­enced Remote Health Prac­ti­tion­er to an advanced lev­el. It has a focus on team lead­er­ship, crit­i­cal think­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in emer­gency situations.

Accreditations & Endorsements
ACRRM RACGP

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ATSI MEC — Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care

Designed for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners, the Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course up skills health work­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers to pro­vide emer­gency care for preg­nant women and their babies in the remote setting.

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ATSI REC — Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Remote Emer­gency Care

Designed for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners, the Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander — Remote Emer­gency Care course up skills health work­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers to man­age trau­ma and med­ical emer­gen­cies in the remote setting.

Accreditations & Endorsements
RTO NAT NRT

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BLS — Basic Life Support

An annu­al organ­i­sa­tion­al require­ment designed for all remote health work­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers, the Basic Life Sup­port cours­es are designed to pro­vide a flex­i­ble learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty that will ensure best practice.

Accreditations & Endorsements
RTO NAT NRT

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FLTC — First Line Triage 

Designed specif­i­cal­ly for Med­ical Recep­tion­ists and/​or Prac­tice Nurs­es with a focus on the appli­ca­tion of triage prin­ci­pals in a pri­ma­ry health setting

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MEC — Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care

Designed for Nurs­es, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers, Para­medics and Med­ical Offi­cers, the Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care course enables the remote health work­force to devel­op the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to pro­vide emer­gency care for expec­tant moth­ers and their babies in a remote or iso­lat­ed setting.

Accreditations & Endorsements
ACRRM RACGP

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MHE — Men­tal Health Emergencies

The remote and iso­lat­ed health work­force fre­quent­ly iden­ti­fy that they feel inad­e­quate­ly equipped to man­age acute men­tal health issues, sub­stance affect­ed patients, and episodes of acute dis­tress result­ing from attempted/​completed sui­cide and oth­er trau­mat­ic events. This course aims to build par­tic­i­pant con­fi­dence in respond­ing to such issues.

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MID — Mid­wifery Upskilling

Designed for Mid­wives or GP’s with rel­e­vant obstet­ric expe­ri­ence, the Mid­wifery UpSkilling Course pro­vides an overview of cur­rent best prac­tice in ante­na­tal, intra­partum and post­na­tal care. This includes a dis­cus­sion of com­pli­ca­tions in pregnancy/​birth and the emer­gency man­age­ment of a preg­nant woman and her baby, with an empha­sis on care in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting.

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PEC — Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care

Designed for Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Inten­sive Care Para­medics and Med­ical Offi­cers, the Pae­di­atric Emer­gency Care Course is a two day prac­ti­cal course that cov­ers aspects of the emer­gency man­age­ment of chil­dren in a remote and rur­al set­ting, based on best prac­tice prin­ci­ples and Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Guidelines.

Accreditations & Endorsements
ACRRM RACGP

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PS — Prac­ti­cal Skills

Designed for Nurs­es, Para­medics, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers and Med­ical Offi­cers, the Prac­ti­cal Skills course is based on best prac­tice prin­ci­ples and will pro­vide the remote health work­force with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to receive instruc­tion in and prac­tice of the key skills need­ed in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting.

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PSTEC — Prac­ti­cal Skills Triage Emer­gency Care

Designed for Nurs­es, Para­medics, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers and Med­ical Offi­cers, the Prac­ti­cal Skills Triage Emer­gency Care course is based on best prac­tice prin­ci­ples and will pro­vide the rur­al, remote and iso­lat­ed work­force with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to receive instruc­tion in and the prac­tice of key skills need­ed in the remote and iso­lat­ed set­ting includ­ing: Triage, Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Sur­vey, Wound Clo­sure and Plas­ter Back Slabbing.

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REC — Remote Emer­gency Care

Designed for Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers, Para­medics, and Med­ical Offi­cers, the Remote Emer­gency Care course allows par­tic­i­pants to devel­op the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to respond with con­fi­dence to emer­gency sit­u­a­tions and to deliv­er safe and qual­i­ty care in the remote setting.

Accreditations & Endorsements
RACGP

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SSS — Stay Safe & Secure

The Stay Safe and Secure (SSS) course is designed to enable the remote health staff to devel­op the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to pre­vent and man­age with con­fi­dence inci­dences that threat­en per­son­al safe­ty and secu­ri­ty in a remote health set­ting with a focus on aggres­sion and violence.

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TEC — Triage Emer­gency Care

Designed specif­i­cal­ly for Nurs­es (includ­ing prac­tice nurs­es) and Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers but open to a vari­ety of health care pro­fes­sion­als, the Triage Emer­gency Care Course is based on the Emer­gency Triage Edu­ca­tion Kit (ETEK) with a focus on its appli­ca­tion for rur­al, remote and iso­lat­ed set­tings. The course up-skills the rur­al triage prac­ti­tion­er to con­fi­dent­ly assess patients and apply the Aus­tralasian Triage Scale to allo­cate an appro­pri­ate triage category.

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TPC — Trau­ma Preparedness

Designed for Nurs­es, all pur­pose Orderlies/​Ambulance Dri­vers, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers and Work­ers, the Trau­ma Pre­pared­ness Course focus­es on the pre-hos­pi­tal envi­ron­ment and is designed to pre­pare and up skill the remote, rur­al and iso­lat­ed health work­force to work as a team so they may con­fi­dent­ly respond to med­ical emer­gen­cies and trauma.

Accreditations & Endorsements
RTO NAT NRT

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