REC - Remote Emergency Care

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Member: $700
Non Member: $800

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About this Course

  • Are you prepared for a critically ill or injured patient?
  • Would you like to develop a systematic approach to trauma assessment and prioritising care?
  • Are you required to stabilise a patient before transporting?

The Remote Emergency Care (REC) Course is designed to enable the health workforce to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence to emergency situations and to deliver safe, evidence based quality care in the remote and isolated setting.

CRANAplus encourages candidates to apply the knowledge and skills 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 meet the learning needs of the remote and isolated health workforce (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, please contact the Remote Clinical Educator Team.

Course Delivery

The REC Course consists of the following components:

  • Online pre-course learning and assessments that must be completed one week before the course
    • Remote Emergency Care Manual and assessment - approx. 12 hours of study
    • Basic Life Support readings and assessment - approx. 1 hour of study
  • Attendance at a two and a half day face to face workshop consisting of lectures, skill stations and practical based scenarios
  • An on-course multiple-choice quiz
  • A Basic Life Support clinical skills assessment
  • An individual scenario based clinical skills assessment

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 principles of management of the acutely ill and injured patient/s in the remote and isolated setting
  • Describe and implement a systematic patient assessment approach to the acutely ill or injured patient
  • Explain the different requirements of ill or injured patients through the life span including the unique differences in managing paediatric and obstetric patients
  • Demonstrate competence in skills required to support the findings of the systematic assessment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the management of airway, breathing, circulation and spinal immobilisation
  • 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)