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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote emergency care (REC) and maternity emergency care (MEC) courses

 

Overview

Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals

Course summary: This course is designed to up-skill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to manage medical, trauma and maternity emergencies in remote communities. The courses are delivered over a three day period to allow for a more appropriate learning environment. The course content is flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the participants. Course delivery is in the form of a workshop with:

  • a combination of lectures
  • scenarios
  • skill stations 
  • practical assessment. 
A male only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professional MEC course is offered separately to the female MEC course.
 
The REC course contains the following Units of competency:
The MEC course contains the following Units of competency:
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals are also eligible to attend any multidisciplinary REC or MEC course.

Graduates of the course will be able to:
  • identify the process to respond in a safe, timely and appropriate manner to an emergency in the remote context including using equipment, communication systems, transport and retrieval
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management for the severely ill or injured patient in the remote setting
  • demonstrate a systematic approach to primary and secondary survey
  • demonstrate immediate life support skills required in the management of the critically ill patient
  • recognise the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners in the management of the critically unwell patient.
Fee payable: Yes
Delivery mode: On site and in regional centres

Contacts

Alice Springs Office
1, 1B Stokes Street
PMB 203 
Alice Springs NT 0872
Ph: (08 8959 1111
Fax: (08) 8959 1199
Email: crana@crana.org.au


Adelaide Office
Unit 1, 81 Harrison Road
Dudley Park SA 5082
PO Box 127
Prospect SA 5082
Ph: (08) 84088200
Fax: 908) 8408 8222
Email: crana@crana.org.au

Cairns Office
Unit 2, Wallamurra Towers
189 - 191 Abbott Street
PO Box 7410
Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4047 6400
Fax: (07) 4041 2661
Email: crana@crana.org.au

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Last updated: 23 January 2014
 
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