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REC - Remote Emergency Care

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About this Course
  • Are you prepared for a critically ill or injured patient?
  • Would you like to develop a systematic approach to trauma assessment and prioritising care?
  • Are you required to stabilise a patient before transporting?

The Remote Emergency Care (REC) Course is designed to enable the health workforce to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence to emergency situations and to deliver safe, evidence based quality care in the remote and isolated setting.

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

Who is this course for?

The REC Course is designed to meet the learning needs of the remote and isolated health workforce (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.

For many employers REC is a mandatory prerequisite to work in remote locations 

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, please contact the Remote Clinical Educator Team.


Course Deliv­ery

The REC Course con­sists of the fol­low­ing components: 

  • Online pre-course learn­ing and assess­ments that must be com­plet­ed one week before the course 
    • Remote Emer­gency Care Man­u­al and assess­ment — approx. 12 hours of study
    • Basic Life Sup­port read­ings and assess­ment — approx. 1 hour of study
  • Atten­dance at a two and a half day face to face work­shop con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based scenarios 
  • An on-course mul­ti­ple-choice quiz
  • A Basic Life Sup­port clin­i­cal skills assessment
  • An indi­vid­ual sce­nario based clin­i­cal skills assessment

If you are seek­ing RACGP con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment points you must also, in addi­tion to the above, com­plete and sub­mit a rein­forc­ing activity.

Grad­u­ates of this course will be able to:
  • Demon­strate prin­ci­ples of man­age­ment of the acute­ly ill and injured patient/​s in the remote and iso­lat­ed setting 
  • Describe and imple­ment a sys­tem­at­ic patient assess­ment approach to the acute­ly ill or injured patient 
  • Explain the dif­fer­ent require­ments of ill or injured patients through the life span includ­ing the unique dif­fer­ences in man­ag­ing pae­di­atric and obstet­ric patients 
  • Demon­strate com­pe­tence in skills required to sup­port the find­ings of the sys­tem­at­ic assessment 
  • Demon­strate knowl­edge and skills in the man­age­ment of air­way, breath­ing, cir­cu­la­tion and spinal immobilisation 
  • Per­form basic life sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines. 
On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:
  • A CRANAplus Remote Emer­gency Care Course cer­tifi­cate (Valid for two years)
  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (Valid for one year)
REC - Remote Emergency Care
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2 and half day of face to face and 13 hours online
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CPD Points
All CRANAplus cours­es attract CPD points with the accept­ed method of cal­cu­la­tion being 1 hour of learn­ing earns 1 CPD point.
Price Details
Member: $700 Non Member: $800
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