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ATSI Maternity Emergency Care course

Testimonial

  • We like this course, it’s for all Australia, not just Queensland. When we ask you are happy to break down the big words so we understand.

    Andrew, Thursday Island

Overview

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care course is designed to up skill health workers/practitioners to provide emergency care for pregnant women and their babies in the remote setting.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care course content can be modified according to needs of the health service, with male and female specific courses available as well as courses including Nationally Accredited units of Competency if required

CRANAplus encourages candidates to apply the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care knowledge and skills learnt within the context of the policies of the employing health service.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed to meet the learning needs of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners.

Please note:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are also eligible to attend any multidisciplinary MEC course. Contact the Course Coordinator for any clarification.


Course Delivery

The CRANAplus Maternity Emergency Care course consists of 3 parts:

  • Attendance at a three day workshop consisting of lectures, skill stations and practical based scenarios which incorporate National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. 
  • Completion of an on course multi-choice quiz.
  • Completion of a final one to one assessment.

If wishing to complete the Nationally Accredited units of competency a further 2 parts require completion:

  • One module of online learning 'Cultural Considerations in Maternity Care’ that must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.
  • Completion of on course Cultural Consideration activities.

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the principles managing an unexpected birth in a remote and/or isolated setting
  • Demonstrate the principles of giving first line emergency care to a woman in labour and immediately following childbirth.
  • Identify appropriate responses to the following maternal and neonatal complications:
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

  • Hypertension

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Maternal trauma
  • Pre-term labour


  • A baby requiring resuscitation after birth


  • Post partum haemorrhage





• Develop strategies for providing timely referrals to trained maternity service providers and newborn health services in geographically isolated regions

On successful completion participants will be awarded:

  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Certificate

If Nationally Accredited units of competency are completed - A statement of Attainment for;

  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers.
  • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people 

Nationally recognised training:                              

The ATSI MEC Course contains the following Units of Competencies;                                                                      

    HLTHIR403C     Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    HLTHIR404D     Work effectively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people 

More information regarding these Units is available via the official www.training.gov.au website.

ATSIHP MEC course costs:

CRANAplus Member: $600.00 per person

Non-CRANAplus Member: $650.00 per person      


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