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Remote Emergency Care
Designed for Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Paramedics, and Medical Officers, the Remote Emergency Care course allows participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence to emergency situations and to deliver safe and quality care in the remote setting.
- 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
- 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 (Optional)
- 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. (Optional)
- 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) (Optional)
- 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.