About this course

  • Are you pre­pared to pro­vide emer­gency care and man­age a crit­i­cal­ly ill or injured client in the remote context?
  • Would you like to devel­op the knowl­edge and skills to recog­nise life-threat­en­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and use a sys­tem­at­ic pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary sur­vey estab­lished by best prac­tice stan­dards to accu­rate­ly assess and man­age a client in the remote environment?
  • Are you required to pre­pare a client for retrieval and pro­vide clin­i­cal inter­ven­tions and treat­ment pri­or to client transfer?

The Remote Emer­gency Care (REC) course is designed by remote health clin­i­cians for remote health clin­i­cians. The course is con­tex­tu­alised to the remote and iso­lat­ed prac­tice, with cur­rent evi­dence-based con­tent with­in a cross-cul­tur­al frame­work aligned with Nation­al Stan­dards. By using a blend­ed learn­ing approach, clin­i­cians will devel­op the knowl­edge, skills and con­fi­dence to recog­nise an emer­gency, pro­vide ini­tial sta­bil­i­sa­tion and man­age a range of med­ical and trau­ma presentations.

CRANAplus encour­ages clin­i­cians to apply the knowl­edge and skills acquired learnt with­in the con­text of the poli­cies of the employ­ing health ser­vice and with­in each indi­vid­u­al’s own scope of practice.

Who is this course for?

The REC course is designed to facil­i­tate a per­son­alised learn­ing expe­ri­ence for the remote and iso­lat­ed clin­i­cian (Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners, Para­medics and Med­ical Offi­cers) who may be required to pro­vide emer­gency care to the crit­i­cal­ly ill or injured patient.

For many employ­ers REC is a manda­to­ry pre­req­ui­site to work in remote locations.

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

Course Deliv­ery

The REC course uses a blend­ed learn­ing approach:

  • Online pre-course mod­ules that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course:
    • Remote Emer­gency Care pre-course mod­ules — approx. 12 hours of study
    • Basic Life Sup­port mod­ule — approx. 1 hour of study
  • Atten­dance at a two day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of guid­ed dis­cus­sions, prac­ti­cal skill sta­tions led by high­ly expe­ri­enced clin­i­cians, and con­text based scenarios
  • A basic life sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based assessment

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

  • Demon­strate ini­tial assess­ment and man­age­ment of a seri­ous­ly ill or injured client in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting. 
  • Per­form a sys­tem­at­ic pri­ma­ry sur­vey to iden­ti­fy actu­al or immi­nent life threat­en­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and pro­vide life­sav­ing inter­ven­tions to estab­lish a client’s air­way, breath­ing and circulation. 
  • Con­duct a sys­tem­at­ic sec­ondary sur­vey to col­lect addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and per­form a com­pre­hen­sive phys­i­cal assess­ment to detect oth­er sig­nif­i­cant but not imme­di­ate­ly life-threat­en­ing injuries or conditions. 
  • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach. 
  • Per­form Basic Life Sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines. 

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Remote Emer­gency Care course cer­tifi­cate (Valid for two years)
  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port (Adult, Child & Infant) cer­tifi­cate (Valid for one year)

“Consolidated learning and reinforced the CRANA process. Captivating and engaging throughout all presentations. Really appreciated time and effort. Brilliant course”

“Excellent course. Way exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to do more courses”

REC Course Participants, March 2020, Cairns, QLD

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