TPC - Trauma Preparedness

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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)