REC - Remote Emergency Care

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About this Course

  • Are you prepared to provide emergency care and manage a critically ill or injured client in the remote context?
  • Would you like to develop the knowledge and skills to recognise life-threatening presentations and use a systematic primary and secondary survey established by best practice standards to accurately assess and manage a client in the remote environment?
  • Are you required to prepare a client for retrieval and provide clinical interventions and treatment prior to client transfer?

The Remote Emergency Care (REC) course is designed by remote health clinicians for remote health clinicians. The course is contextualised to the remote and isolated practice, with current evidence-based content within a cross-cultural framework aligned with National Standards. By using a blended learning approach, clinicians will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise an emergency, provide initial stabilisation and manage a range of medical and trauma presentations.

CRANAplus encourages clinicians to apply the knowledge and skills acquired learnt within the context of the policies of the employing health service and within each individual's own scope of practice.

Who is this course for?

The REC course is designed to facilitate a personalised learning experience for the remote and isolated clinician (Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Paramedics and Medical Officers) who may be required to provide emergency care to the critically ill or injured patient.

For many employers REC is a mandatory prerequisite to work in remote locations

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.

Course Deliv­ery

The REC course uses a blend­ed learn­ing approach:

  • Online pre-course mod­ules that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course:
    • Remote Emer­gency Care pre-course mod­ules — approx. 12 hours of study
    • Basic Life Sup­port mod­ule — approx. 1 hour of study
  • Atten­dance at a two day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of guid­ed dis­cus­sions, prac­ti­cal skill sta­tions led by high­ly expe­ri­enced clin­i­cians and con­text based scenarios
  • A Basic Life Sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based assessment

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:

    • Demon­strate ini­tial assess­ment and man­age­ment of a seri­ous­ly ill or injured client in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting. 
    • Per­form a sys­tem­at­ic pri­ma­ry sur­vey to iden­ti­fy actu­al or immi­nent life threat­en­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and pro­vide life­sav­ing inter­ven­tions to estab­lish a client’s air­way, breath­ing and circulation. 
    • Con­duct a sys­tem­at­ic sec­ondary sur­vey to col­lect addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and per­form a com­pre­hen­sive phys­i­cal assess­ment to detect oth­er sig­nif­i­cant but not imme­di­ate­ly life-threat­en­ing injuries or conditions. 
    • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach. 
    • Per­form Basic Life Sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines. 

    On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

    • A CRANAplus Remote Emer­gency Care course cer­tifi­cate (Valid for two years)
    • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (Valid for one year)