About this course

  • Are you an Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Pro­fes­sion­al work­ing in a remote or iso­lat­ed health care setting?
  • Are you required to be a com­pe­tent prac­ti­tion­er and take first on call in your clinic?
  • Do you need to have up to date knowl­edge and skills to per­form this role?

The CRANAplus First Peo­ples Remote Emer­gency Care course is designed to upskill health workers/​practitioners to man­age trau­ma and med­ical emer­gen­cies in the remote and iso­lat­ed health care set­ting, using the DRSABCDE pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary sur­vey approach.

The First Peo­ples Remote Emer­gency Care course con­tent can be mod­i­fied accord­ing to needs of the health ser­vice, with a first aid com­po­nent or focus as required.

Who is this course for?

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

Please note: Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Prac­ti­tion­ers are also eli­gi­ble to attend oth­er mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary cours­es includ­ing Remote Emer­gency Care and Mater­ni­ty Emer­gency Care.

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

Course deliv­ery

The CRANAplus First Peo­ples Remote Emer­gency Care course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components: 

  • Pre-course read­ing — CRANAplus First Peo­ples Remote Emer­gency Care course manual
  • Atten­dance at a 3 day work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios.
  • An on course mul­ti­ple-choice quiz
  • A car­diopul­monary resus­ci­ta­tion clin­i­cal skills assessment 
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessment 

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

  • Iden­ti­fy the process to respond in a safe, time­ly and appro­pri­ate man­ner to an emer­gency in the remote con­text includ­ing using equip­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems, trans­port and retrieval.
  • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of man­age­ment for the severe­ly ill or injured patient in the remote setting.
  • Demon­strate a sys­tem­at­ic approach to pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary survey.
  • Demon­strate imme­di­ate life sup­port skills required in the man­age­ment of the crit­i­cal­ly ill patient.
  • Recog­nise the role of the Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Practitioners/​Workers in the man­age­ment of the crit­i­cal­ly unwell patient.
  • Per­form car­diopul­monary resus­ci­ta­tion as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines.

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded: 

  • A CRANAplus First Peo­ples Remote Emer­gency Care cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 2 years)
  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (Valid for 1 year)
  • State­ment of Attain­ment for: HLTAID001 — Per­form car­diopul­monary resuscitation



This is the 2nd course that I have been involved in. Certainly gets the thought processes thinking. Really appreciated trainers efforts & participation. Really good to keep up our skill levels (clinical). Thank you.

Participant Katherine, 2016, NT

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