ATSI MEC - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care

Costs
Member: $650
Non Member: $700

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About this Course

  • Does a pregnant woman coming to your clinic make you feel nervous? 
  • Would you know what to do if a pregnant woman came to your clinic/hospital in labour and there was no midwife available?  
  • Can you give good care, within your scope of practice to pregnant women?   

Overview

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Course is designed to up skill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners to provide emergency care for pregnant women and their babies in the remote and isolated setting.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care course content can be modified according to needs of the health service, with male and female specific courses available.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to meet the learning needs of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners.

Please note: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are also eligible to attend any of the following multi-disciplinary courses; Remote Emergency Care, Maternity Emergency Care, Practical Skills

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

Course Deliv­ery

The Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care Course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components: 

  • Pre-course read­ing — CRANAplus Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care Course Manual
  • Atten­dance at a three day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios
  • An on course mul­ti-choice quiz.
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessment 

Grad­u­ates of this course will be able to:

  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples man­ag­ing an unex­pect­ed birth in a remote and/​or iso­lat­ed setting
  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples of giv­ing first line emer­gency care to a woman in labour and imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing childbirth.
  • Iden­ti­fy appro­pri­ate respons­es to the fol­low­ing mater­nal and neona­tal complications:
    • Vagi­nal bleed­ing in pregnancy 
    • Hyper­ten­sion
    • Pre-eclamp­sia
    • Mater­nal trauma
    • Pre-term labour
    • A baby requir­ing resus­ci­ta­tion after birth 
    • Post par­tum haemorrhage 
  • Devel­op strate­gies for pro­vid­ing time­ly refer­rals to trained mater­ni­ty ser­vice providers and new­born health ser­vices in geo­graph­i­cal­ly iso­lat­ed regions

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care Certificate