ATSI MEC - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care
About this Course
- Does a pregnant woman coming to your clinic make you feel nervous?
- Would you know what to do if a pregnant woman came to your clinic/hospital in labour and there was no midwife available?
- Can you give good care, within your scope of practice to pregnant women?
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Course is designed to up skill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners to provide emergency care for pregnant women and their babies in the remote and isolated setting.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care course content can be modified according to needs of the health service, with male and female specific courses available.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed to meet the learning needs of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners.
Please note: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are also eligible to attend any of the following multi-disciplinary courses; Remote Emergency Care, Maternity Emergency Care, Practical Skills
If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, please contact the Remote Clinical Educator Team.
The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Course consists of the following components:
- Pre-course reading — CRANAplus Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Course Manual
- Attendance at a three day face to face workshop consisting of lectures, skill stations and practical based scenarios
- An on course multi-choice quiz.
- An individual scenario based clinical skills assessment
Graduates of this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate the principles managing an unexpected birth in a remote and/or isolated setting
- Demonstrate the principles of giving first line emergency care to a woman in labour and immediately following childbirth.
- Identify appropriate responses to the following maternal and neonatal complications:
- Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy
- Maternal trauma
- Pre-term labour
- A baby requiring resuscitation after birth
- Post partum haemorrhage
- Develop strategies for providing timely referrals to trained maternity service providers and newborn health services in geographically isolated regions
On successful completion participants will be awarded:
- A CRANAplus Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Maternity Emergency Care Certificate