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CRANAplus Education Update: April 2023
This year, the CRANAplus Education team has rolled out a new two-day face-to-face workshop for the Maternity Emergency Care course. Readers can also look forward to the relaunch of our Advanced Remote Emergency Care Course this October (in Cairns following the 40th CRANAplus Conference) and may wish to express interest in joining our growing pool of talented course facilitators.
The 2023 Education course schedule is well underway. Teams and equipment have been on the road and in the air since late January, moving across the length and breadth of the country delivering clinical education on location. What participants see and experience on a CRANAplus clinical course is the product of efforts from many people, much of which is accomplished ‘behind the scenes’. The recently published CRANAplus Education Services Charter highlights many components of our work and what you, the sector, can expect from us.
This year will see a continued focus on continued quality improvement (CQI) in our systems and products. Our comprehensive CQI Framework, and the key roles dedicated to its implementation, are building momentum and driving innovation. As we emerge from the worst impacts of the pandemic and associated disruptions to course delivery, there is a palpable energy and creativity emerging across the team.
The new two-day Maternity Emergency Care (MEC) course workshop commenced in January. The maternity stream Clinical Educators have approached this with great thought and care and initial feedback from participants is very positive. We will continue to refine and adjust the program based on feedback from all of our stakeholders during the transition phase.
The much-anticipated Advanced Remote Emergency Care (AREC) course will make a return in 2023.
While service delivery disruption throughout the pandemic impeded progress on the re-write of this course, development is well underway for the launch of the new course following the CRANAplus Conference in Cairns this October. A second course will run in Darwin in November.
The new AREC course includes Advanced Adult Life Support and builds on the core principles of early recognition, assessment and management of the critically unwell or injured patient.
It is designed for practising remote and isolated health professionals who are experienced and have an advanced level of clinical knowledge and skills. Keep an eye on our website for further information and registrations.
As the year gets into full swing we remain indebted to the generosity and skill of our volunteer clinical education facilitators. Our pool of over 140 volunteers remains strong and growing.
Each course is enriched by their clinical experience and knowledge, as well as their good will and desire to ‘give back’ in a way that is practical and purposeful.
We hope to bring more First Peoples facilitators on board in coming months, especially Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health workers/practitioners.
Hope to see you on course sometime soon!
Deputy CEO & Executive Director of Education