Professional Development

CRANAplus Remote Emergency Care Course

CRANAplus Remote Emergency Care Course

Join CRANAplus in Alice Springs for the Remote Emergency Care (REC) course

Workshop Content

The Remote Emer­gency Care (REC) course is designed by remote health clin­i­cians for remote health clin­i­cians. The course is con­tex­tu­alised to the remote and iso­lat­ed prac­tice, with cur­rent evi­dence-based con­tent with­in a cross-cul­tur­al frame­work aligned with Nation­al Stan­dards. By using a blend­ed learn­ing approach, clin­i­cians will devel­op the knowl­edge, skills and con­fi­dence to recog­nise an emer­gency, pro­vide ini­tial sta­bil­i­sa­tion and man­age a range of med­ical and trau­ma presentations.

CRANAplus encour­ages clin­i­cians to apply the knowl­edge and skills acquired learnt with­in the con­text of the poli­cies of the employ­ing health ser­vice and with­in each indi­vid­u­al’s own scope of practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demon­strate ini­tial assess­ment and man­age­ment of a seri­ous­ly ill or injured client in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting.
  • Per­form a sys­tem­at­ic pri­ma­ry sur­vey to iden­ti­fy actu­al or immi­nent life threat­en­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and pro­vide life­sav­ing inter­ven­tions to estab­lish a client’s air­way, breath­ing and circulation.
  • Con­duct a sys­tem­at­ic sec­ondary sur­vey to col­lect addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and per­form a com­pre­hen­sive phys­i­cal assess­ment to detect oth­er sig­nif­i­cant but not imme­di­ate­ly life-threat­en­ing injuries or conditions.
  • Demon­strate accu­rate doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­cate a clear con­cise han­dover of find­ings and inter­ven­tions using the ISBAR approach.
  • Per­form Basic Life Sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guide­lines. (Option­al)

Who should attend?

The REC course is designed to facil­i­tate a per­son­alised learn­ing expe­ri­ence for the remote and iso­lat­ed clin­i­cian (Nurs­es, Mid­wives, Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Health Workers/​Practitioners, Para­medics and Med­ical Offi­cers) who may be required to pro­vide emer­gency care to the crit­i­cal­ly ill or injured patient.


  • $900 for members
  • $1000 others


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