AREC - Advanced Remote Emergency Care

Accreditations & Endorsements
ACRRM RACGP

Costs
Member: $1200
Non Member: $1300

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About this Course

  • Are you expected to be a competent and current practitioner with advanced emergency skills and knowledge?
  • Do you have the ability to lead your team taking on a senior position?
  • Are you expected to be a competent Advanced Life Support provider?

The CRANAplus Advanced Remote Emergency (AREC) Care course aims to extend the competencies of the experienced remote and isolated health practitioner to an advanced level beyond that of the Remote Emergency Care course. It has a focus on team leadership, critical thinking and communication in emergency situations.

Who is this course for?

The CRANAplus AREC Course is designed to meet the learning needs of the experienced rural, remote and isolated health practitioner especially Nurses and remote GP’s who are involved in the immediate care of the critically ill or injured person and are required to provide advanced emergency skills, critical thinking, advanced communication skills and team leadership

Prerequisites include:

  • Successful completion of a CRANAplus Remote Emergency Care Course (REC) or equivalent emergency care course within the last 2 years and/or;
  • Recent and relevant acute clinical experience within the last 2 years and/or
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in emergency or critical care
  • Current Basic Life Support certificate

Please note: Our ALS program no longer includes Basic Life Support (BLS) and you will need to confirm your annual BLS currency when enrolling in this course. If you have not done BLS within 12 months prior to your ALS, the CRANAplus BLS course is available online. Please do not hesitate to contact clinicalteam@crana.org.au with any queries regarding this change to our practice.

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, please contact the Clinical Educator Team.

Course Deliv­ery

The CRANAplus Advanced Remote Emer­gency Care course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components: 

  • Online pre-course learn­ing and assess­ments that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course 
    • Advanced Life Sup­port online the­o­ry mod­ules and assess­ment — approx. 8 hours of study 
    • Advanced Remote Emer­gency Care online the­o­ry read­ing, learn­ing activ­i­ties — approx. 30 hours of study
  • Atten­dance at a three day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios 
  • A pre-course and on-course mul­ti­ple-choice quiz
  • Two indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assess­ments (Advanced Life Sup­port and Trau­ma Management)

If you are seek­ing RACGP con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment points you must also, in addi­tion to the above, com­plete and sub­mit a rein­forc­ing activity.

Grad­u­ates of this course will be able to:

  • Demon­strate the appli­ca­tion of the Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil algorithm/​s in case sce­nar­ios and the final indi­vid­ual assessment 
  • Demon­strate a com­pre­hen­sive, sys­tem­at­ic approach using the pri­ma­ry, sec­ondary sur­vey to deliv­er emer­gency care to the crit­i­cal­ly ill adult and child. 
  • Iden­ti­fy ear­ly phys­i­o­log­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion and under­stand the use of appro­pri­ate treat­ment options in a time­ly manner 
  • Analyse and dis­cuss treat­ment options, includ­ing the esca­la­tion or de-esca­la­tion of man­age­ment choic­es in the trau­ma patient 
  • Demon­strate effec­tive team lead­er­ship dur­ing the man­age­ment of an emer­gency presentation 
  • Demon­strate effec­tive and accu­rate clin­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion and handover 

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded;

  • A CRANAplus Advanced Remote Emer­gency Care Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)
  • A CRANAplus Advanced Life Sup­port Cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)