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Course art­work by Gary (Gus) Drap­er of the Yuwaalaraay nation. Mirii means star and in this art­work, the dots rep­re­sent peo­ple, the cir­cles gath­er­ings, and the path­ways show the jour­ney towards the guid­ing light, Mirii.

About this course
  • Do you need to recog­nise the ear­ly dete­ri­o­ra­tion in a patient?
  • Would you like to effec­tive­ly use clin­i­cal care man­u­als and guide­lines such as CARPA and PCCM

Then the CRANAplus Mirii (Star): a course for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Practitioners/​Workers is for you.

The CRANAplus Mirii course is based on cur­rent clin­i­cal guide­lines and best prac­tice prin­ci­ples. The course pro­vides remote health clinicians/​work­force with skills to effec­tive­ly use clin­i­cal care manuals/​guidelines (e.g. CARPA, PCCM) in response to com­mon patient presentations.

There is par­tic­u­lar focus on ear­ly recog­ni­tion of the dete­ri­o­rat­ing patient, appro­pri­ate assess­ment, treat­ment, man­age­ment and esca­la­tion in the con­text of a remote and iso­lat­ed setting.

Who is this course for?

The Mirii course is designed for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Health Practitioners/​Workers who use clin­i­cal care manuals/​guidelines (e.g. CARPA, PCCM) in response to com­mon patient presentations.

Course deliv­ery

The course is flex­i­ble, inter­ac­tive and deliv­ered in face-to-face envi­ron­ment and cov­ers both acute and chron­ic dis­ease presentations.

Con­sid­er­a­tion is giv­en to the lim­it­ed resources avail­able in the remote and iso­lat­ed set­ting. Mul­ti­ple prac­tice oppor­tu­ni­ties enable clin­i­cians to repeat and devel­op their clin­i­cal skills in a sim­u­lat­ed envi­ron­ment, all under the guid­ance of high­ly expe­ri­enced instructors.

The CRANAplus Mirii course con­sists of a face to face work­shop inclu­sive of pre­sen­ta­tions, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based sce­nar­ios that look at com­mon clin­ic pre­sen­ta­tions in the remote health set­ting and includes:

  1. A basic famil­iari­sa­tion of local man­u­als and using them to per­form a med­ical con­sul­ta­tion and access the cor­rect treat­ment protocol.

  2. Describ­ing and using a sys­tem­at­ic patient assess­ment
    approach using Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Sur­vey and the local man­u­al guidelines.
  3. Under­stand­ing the impor­tance of good clin­i­cal
    doc­u­men­ta­tion, ver­bal and writ­ten han­dover and being able to refer patients appropriately. 
On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to:
  • Under­stand the impor­tance of ear­ly recog­ni­tion of a dete­ri­o­rat­ing patient using the ABCDE approach
  • Per­form a sys­tem­at­ic assess­ment process and under­stand esca­la­tion needs and path­ways available
  • Con­sid­er the rel­e­vant pre­sen­ta­tion and be guid­ed by out­comes of assess­ment in treat­ment and man­age­ment based on local manual/​guide­lines
  • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear, con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach
  • Under­stand the legal and eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions of deci­sion making.
Cater­ing information

Giv­en the remote loca­tion of many of our cours­es, we are some­times restrict­ed to Veg­e­tar­i­an and Gluten Free dietary options. While we always sup­ply fresh food and fruit, par­tic­u­lar foods may not be eas­i­ly accessed in remote areas. Should you have quite spe­cif­ic restric­tions we encour­age you to bring some basics and then pick and choose from the fresh food offered on the day. You should also inform us of any aller­gies you may have so we can advise the cater­er and be aware of the situation.

Finan­cial sup­port to attend

CRANAplus Mem­bers receive a dis­count on face-to-face course reg­is­tra­tion and are eli­gi­ble to apply for var­i­ous CRANAplus pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment grants to meet the costs asso­ci­at­ed with course atten­dance. You can also find a list of grants and schol­ar­ships offered by exter­nal providers, such as the Health Work­force Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, on our Path­way Incen­tives page.

Addi­tion­al FAQs

View the answers to oth­er fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions about CRANAplus face-to-face courses.