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

Costs
Member: $650
Non Member: $700

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About this Course

Communication, Consultation and Competency in Clinical Skills.

  • Are you required to use the PCCM or CARPA Manual to assess and communicate findings to
    plan care?
  • Are you looking to improve your competency and communication during handover?     

Then the CRANAplus Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communication, Consultation and Competency in Clinical Skills course is for you.

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. The development of these skills will assist Health Workers/Practitioners to deliver safe quality health care to the communities in which they work.

Course Delivery

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communication, Consultation and Competency in
Clinical Skills course is designed to meet the learning needs of the remote and isolated
health workforce (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners) who
may be required to utilise communication, consultation and competency in clinical skills in
their workplace.


The course is flexible, interactive and delivered face to face. It has a focus on using the
PCCM/CARPA in the everyday clinical presentations experienced in remote health services
with an emphasis on using the guidelines to document, consult and communicate.
The course consists of attendance at a face to face course that includes;

  • Lectures that cover common remote health clinic presentations
  • Scenarios that involve the “deteriorating” patient.
  • Scenarios in which the participants are required to document, communicate and consult with a Medical Officer or Registered Nurse.

This course can be modified and delivered according to needs of individual health services.
Please contact us to plan a course for your health service.


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

Grad­u­ates of this course will be able to:

  • Describe and use a sys­tem­at­ic patient assess­ment approach using Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Sur­vey and the PCCM/CARPA Man­u­al guidelines. 
  • Refer to the PCCM/CARPA Man­u­al to per­form a med­ical con­sul­ta­tion and to access the cor­rect treat­ment protocol. 
  • Describe and use a sys­tem­at­ic patient assess­ment approach using Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Sur­vey and the PCCM/CARPA Man­u­al guidelines. 
  • Under­stand the impor­tance of good clin­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, ver­bal and writ­ten han­dover and be able to refer patients appropriately. 

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus 4C’s Pro­gram Cer­tifi­cate of Attendance