TPC - Trauma Preparedness

Accreditations & Endorsements
RTO NAT NRT

Costs
Member: $650
Non Member: $700

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About this Course

  • Are you part of the team that needs to “go out in the ambulance”? 
  • Do you and your team members know your ambulance and equipment? 
  • Do you and your health personnel know about scene safety? 

The CRANAplus Trauma Preparedness Course (TPC) focuses on the pre-hospital environment and is designed to prepare and upskill the remote, rural and isolated health workforce to work as a team so they may confidently respond to medical emergencies and trauma.

This course upskills primary health care and/or hospital personnel in the pre hospital early management of trauma. It includes safe extrication from vehicles and psychological education that explores ways of minimising difficult emotions that could lead to further complications if not addressed.

The Trauma Preparedness Course content can be modified according to needs of the health service.

Who is this course for?

You do not need to be a Health Professional to attend this course.

The course is designed to meet the needs of the remote, rural and isolated workforce (Nurses, all purpose Orderlies/Wardpersons/Ambulance Drivers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners/Workers) who may be required to provide an emergency ambulance service.

CRANAplus actively encourages a mix of health personnel to participate to promote the practice of teamwork.

These courses are delivered on an organisational basis with potential dates being provided upon application.

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

Course Deliv­ery

The CRANAplus Trau­ma Pre­pared­ness Course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components:

  • Atten­dance at a two day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based sce­nar­ios includ­ing a Bush Sup­port Ser­vices ses­sion on explor­ing ways of min­imis­ing dif­fi­cult emo­tions that could lead to fur­ther com­pli­ca­tions if not addressed
  • An on-course Basic Life Sup­port mul­ti-choice quiz
  • Basic Life Sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment

Grad­u­ates will be able to:

  • Describe and imple­ment a sys­tem­at­ic patient assessment
  • Demon­strate the prin­ci­ples of man­age­ment for the acute­ly ill and the trau­ma patient in the pre hos­pi­tal setting 
  • Demon­strate and apply the prin­ci­ples of man­ag­ing an inci­dent involv­ing mul­ti­ple casualties
  • Demon­strate com­pe­tence in clin­i­cal skills; air­way, breath­ing, cir­cu­la­tion spinal immo­bil­i­sa­tion and extri­ca­tion from vehicles
  • Describe types and man­age­ment of com­mon mater­ni­ty emergencies
  • Demon­strate aware­ness and use of ambu­lance equipment 
  • Per­form Basic Life Sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines
  • Demon­strate aware­ness and iden­ti­fy cop­ing mech­a­nisms in a trau­mat­ic event or unex­pect­ed death 

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Trau­ma Pre­pared­ness Course Certificate
  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port Certificate
  • A State­ment of Attain­ment for HLTAID001 Per­form car­diopul­monary resus­ci­ta­tion (print­ed on heavy paper includ­ing an embed­ded water­mark depict­ing the CRANAplus cross)