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CRANAplus Education Update: April 2023

7 Apr 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!

Amelia Druhan
Deputy CEO & Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Education

If you or some­one you know may be inter­est­ed in becom­ing a CRANAplus facil­i­ta­tor please reach out to myself (amelia@​crana.​org.​au) or our Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of First Peo­ples’ Strate­gies, Dal­las McK­e­own (dallas@​crana.​org.​au).