Registrations are now open for the 2022 CRANAplus Conference.
To join the remote healthy community in Adelaide from 4-6 October, head to our conference website.
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Curated professional development and training opportunities to grow your qualifications and enhance your skill set.
Centre for Remote Health
The Centre for Remote Health offers a broad range of educational activities for health professionals working in rural and remote regions of Australia, and for those who have an interest in joining this workforce. Course range from TRAN (transition to remote area nursing), pharmacotherapeutics, trauma skills and more. Head to their website.
The Benchmarque Group
The Benchmarque Group offer courses ranging from otitis media, ear and hearing health, screening and identifying chronic disease, wound management, venous blood collection, intravenous cannulation, fracture management and casting, and more. Find out more.
Remote Area Health Corp (RAHC)
RAHC offer free e‑learning opportunities. Modules are available to anyone interested in remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Modules range from rheumatic heart disease, administrating BiCillin, staying safe around dogs in communities, introduction to scope of practice, scabies and more. Find out more.
Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia
Free Professional E‑Learning. RHDAustralia provides this suite of free online clinical education modules to improve the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Head to their website.
Across Australia, requirements to be approved as a nurse or midwife immunisation provider differ vastly. Some states and territories require specific courses from specific university or health department based providers. Some require prescribed clinical immunisation experience. However, most jurisdictions accept a range of immunisation courses and list these publicly.
Health Education Services Australia (HESA) is currently accrediting immunisation courses. Accredited courses are transferable nationally. Direct links to individual state and territory requirements for authorisation to immunise are provided on the HESA web site. If you have questions about your specific requirements, it is essential to contact the state or territory health department directly to discuss your requirements to ensure you make a training choice that meets your needs.
For up-to-date accredited course information, visit the HESA site.
For information about the courses accepted in the various states and territories, you can click through to the information relevant to individual states and territories from our resources page under the Immuniser Requirements section.
**COVID-19 immunisation requires completion of the appropriate modules from the Australian Government Department of Health**
Retirement of the Endorsement for scheduled medicines for registered nurses (rural and isolated practice) (RIP endorsement)
The RIPRN Course no longer leads to endorsement with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice). The endorsement has been retired.
According to the NMBA ‘The two states that relied on the RIP endorsement within their legislation (Victoria and Queensland) have finalised alternative regulatory mechanisms for RNs to obtain, supply and administer certain scheduled medicines in rural and isolated practice settings. These changes enable RIP endorsed RNs to continue their medicines practice without requiring an endorsement from the NMBA’.
For further information on these changes, please visit the NMBA website, speak with your health service manager/local health department or email the NMBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery’s eLearning Platform
The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery’s eLearning Platform offers educational modules, videos, and resources to support and encourage the delivery of education in the wound assessment and management space. It complements their face-to-face Wound Management Program to build the capacity of the remote health workforce to better assess and manage wounds in remote healthcare settings and supports those working in community clinics in remote locations by providing access to key resources on wound assessment and management techniques. Access it here.
Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults
Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine and consortia partner, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), have developed a three-unit Course for health practitioners in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence. The training will equip healthcare professionals to recognise and respond appropriately to adult disclosures of sexual violence. Consideration is given to rural and remote practitioners and those whose practice catchment includes patients at higher risk of experiencing sexual violence. Each unit is delivered online over a six-week period and includes live sessions with clinicians with expertise in responding to sexual violence. Units include: 1) Sexual Violence: Drivers and Impacts; 2) Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults, and 3) Responding to Sexual Violence in At-Risk Patients. For dates and to register your interest, head to the Monash University website.