Professional Development

CRANAplus Mirii (Star) – a Course for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners/Workers in Darwin

CRANAplus Mirii (Star) – a Course for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners/Workers in Darwin

If you are an Aboriginal Health Worker or Practitioner looking to upskill in the use of local clinical care manuals and guidelines to respond to common patient presentations, then Mirii is for you.

This CRANAplus two and a half day course is designed with plenty of opportunities for participants to develop and practice their clinical skills.   Both chronic and acute disease presentations will be covered in a simulated environment which will include skills stations under the guidance of highly experienced instructors.

The practical scenarios will include common clinic presentations in a remote health setting:

  1. A basic famil­iari­sa­tion of local man­u­als (CARPA, PCCM), and using them to per­form a med­ical con­sul­ta­tion and access the cor­rect treat­ment protocol.
  2. Describ­ing and using a sys­tem­at­ic patient assess­ment approach using Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Sur­vey and the local man­u­al guidelines.
  3. Under­stand­ing the impor­tance of good clin­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, ver­bal and writ­ten han­dover and being able to refer patients appropriately.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, clinicians will be able to:

  • Under­stand the impor­tance of ear­ly recog­ni­tion of a dete­ri­o­rat­ing patient using the ABCDE approach
  • Per­form a sys­tem­at­ic assess­ment process and under­stand esca­la­tion needs and path­ways available
  • Con­sid­er the rel­e­vant pre­sen­ta­tion and be guid­ed by out­comes of assess­ment in treat­ment and man­age­ment based on local manual/​guide­lines
  • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear, con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach
  • Under­stand the legal and eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions of deci­sion making.

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.


  • $700 for CRANAPlus members
  • $800 for non-members

Workshop Schedule

14 – 16 Oct 2024

  • Mon 14 Oct, 8am-5:30pm,
  • Tue 15 Oct, 8am-5:30pm,
  • Wed 16 Oct, 8am-1:30pm


Contact CRANAplus



14 - 16 Oct 2024


8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Harry's Place
1 Willaroo Street, Tiwi NT 0810

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