Clinical Upskilling

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Specif­i­cal­ly for the Bush

These mod­ules have been devel­oped to pre­vent ​“skill rust­ing” by pro­vid­ing clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion for those remote, rur­al and iso­lat­ed health pro­fes­sion­als who require clin­i­cal knowl­edge and sup­port until they are able attend a REC/AREC course. 

Cost $19 — $69 per mod­ule or $199 for the suite.

1) 12 Lead ECG 

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge in inter­pret­ing 12 Lead ECG’s. Pack­ages 1 — 6 cover: 

  • 12 Leads (Lead Groups — Iden­ti­fy the groups on a 12 Lead ECG) 
  • Blood Sup­ply (Coro­nary Arter­ies — Relate these groups to coro­nary artery anatomy) 
  • Myocar­dial Changes (Ischaemia & MI Changes — Recog­nise the changes caused by ischaemia, injury and infarction) 
  • Axis Deter­mi­na­tion (Axis Deter­mi­na­tion — Deter­mine the elec­tri­cal car­diac axis using the quad­rant and hexa­x­i­al systems) 
  • Bun­dle Branch Block (Nor­mal Con­duc­tion & Bun­dle Branch Block — Recog­nise the nor­mal car­diac con­duc­tion path­way — Iden­ti­fy right and left bun­dle branch block) 
  • Cham­ber Enlarge­ment (Recog­nise atri­al and ven­tric­u­lar cham­ber enlargement)

2) Air­way Management 

This mod­ule gives a brief overview of anato­my and phys­i­ol­o­gy of air­ways and breath­ing in rela­tion to air­way man­age­ment adjuncts including: 

  • Indi­ca­tions
  • Con­traindi­ca­tion and precautions 
  • Equip­ment
  • Patient prepa­ra­tion
  • Pro­ce­dure
  • Complications

3) Arrhyth­mia Interpretation

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge to inter­pret arrhyth­mias. Pack­ages 1- 6 cover: 

  • Iden­ti­fy wave­forms of an ECG 
  • Iden­ti­fy five types of sinus arrhyth­mias, list the caus­es and treatment 
  • Iden­ti­fy five types of atri­al arrhyth­mias, list the caus­es and treatment 
  • Iden­ti­fy three types of junc­tion­al rhythms, list the caus­es and treatment
  • Iden­ti­fy four types of atri­oven­tric­u­lar blocks, the caus­es and treatment 
  • Iden­ti­fy six types of ven­tric­u­lar, list the caus­es and treatment

4) Chest Pain Assessment 

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge on man­ag­ing a patient pre­sent­ing with chest pain. It is antic­i­pat­ed that on com­ple­tion of the pack­age you will be able to: 

  • Assess patients with chest pain
  • Iden­ti­fy dif­fer­en­tial diag­noses for chest pain
  • Iden­ti­fy sequence of events in admit­ting a patient with chest pain 
  • Under­stand the dif­fer­ent car­diac path­ways and management

5) Clin­i­cal Deterioration 

Recog­ni­tion of clin­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion, fol­lowed by prompt response is asso­ci­at­ed with a low­er lev­el of inter­ven­tion to sta­bilise patients and reduced adverse events. Effec­tive recog­ni­tion and response to dete­ri­o­ra­tion requires defined obser­va­tion para­me­ters, trained staff, appro­pri­ate equip­ment, poli­cies, esca­la­tion pro­to­col, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and rapid response. This mod­ule takes you through the process of ear­ly recog­ni­tion to sup­port the learn­er through to ini­ti­at­ing a response for a dete­ri­o­rat­ing patient

  • To under­stand the sig­nif­i­cance and the con­se­quences of altered obser­va­tions and the under­ly­ing physiology
  • To recog­nise and inter­pret abnor­mal values
  • To assess and match ​“obser­va­tions” to the patient’s con­di­tion in line with local charts and protocols
  • To under­stand that time­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion and esca­la­tion when clin­i­cal dete­ri­o­ra­tion is iden­ti­fied is important

6) Defib­ril­la­tion

This mod­ule takes the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er through defib­ril­la­tion use, care and safe­ty pre­cau­tions to sup­port the learn­er through the appli­ca­tion of a defib­ril­la­tor dur­ing a car­diac arrest. 


7) Inter­pre­ta­tion of Blood Results Includ­ing Arte­r­i­al Blood Gases

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al health prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge in inter­pret­ing com­mon blood results impact­ing on the man­age­ment of patient out­comes in the dis­ease process. It is antic­i­pat­ed that on com­ple­tion of the pack­age you will be able to: 

  • Iden­ti­fy the most com­mon blood results and their impact on patient health outcomes
  • Urea and Electrolytes 
    • Liv­er Func­tion Tests
    • Lipase and Amylase
    • C‑Reactive Pro­tein and Fast­ing Glu­cose Level
    • INR
    • Full Blood Count
  • Arte­r­i­al Blood Gas­es (ABG’s)
  • Define what con­sti­tutes an acid and a base
  • Describe the 3 reg­u­la­to­ry sys­tems of acid-base balance
  • List respiratory/​metabolic caus­es of acid-base derangement
  • Inter­pret ABG results
8) Intra­venous Cannulation 

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge on inser­tion of an intra­venous can­nu­la. At the com­ple­tion of this pack­age the par­tic­i­pant will be able to: 

  • Describe the anato­my and phys­i­ol­o­gy of the vas­cu­lar system
  • List the indi­ca­tions for IV therapy 
  • Iden­ti­fy poten­tial com­pli­ca­tions of IV therapy 
  • Utilise appro­pri­ate nurs­ing mea­sures to pre­vent com­pli­ca­tions and pro­pose solu­tions to any com­pli­ca­tion of IV therapy 
  • Out­line the aims of patient edu­ca­tion regard­ing the pro­ce­dure and sub­se­quent therapy 
  • Accu­rate­ly con­ducts a patient his­to­ry and assess­ment pri­or to com­menc­ing therapy 
  • Demon­strate an under­stand­ing of the legal issues relat­ing to Health Prac­ti­tion­ers per­form­ing IV cannulation

 

9) Intra­venous Nar­cot­ic Pain Relief 

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge of Intra­venous Nar­cot­ic admin­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment of patient receiv­ing the same.
It is antic­i­pat­ed that on com­ple­tion of the pack­age you will be able to: 

  • Assess a patient with pain and under­stand the phys­i­o­log­i­cal aspects 
  • Care for a patient under­go­ing IV Nar­cot­ic pushes. 
  • Under­take gen­er­al nurs­ing care, obser­va­tion of pain and the effec­tive­ness of the treat­ment involved, mon­i­tor for side effects and com­pli­ca­tions of ther­a­py imple­ment­ing emer­gency inter­ven­tion if necessary.

10) Non Inva­sive Pos­i­tive Pres­sure Ventilation 

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in devel­op­ing knowl­edge con­cern­ing Non Inva­sive Pos­i­tive Pres­sure Ven­ti­la­tion (NIP­PV) and patient man­age­ment. On com­ple­tion of this top­ic out­line, the par­tic­i­pant will be able to: 

  • Dis­cuss patho­phys­i­ol­o­gy of nor­mal ventilation.
  • Iden­ti­fy the indi­ca­tions and con­traindi­ca­tions for non- inva­sive ventilation. 
  • Dis­cuss the prin­ci­ples of both CPAP and Bi PAP. 
  • Iden­ti­fy dif­fer­ent equip­ment used to deliv­er CPAP/​BiPAP in a clin­i­cal set­ting includ­ing the cir­cuit assem­bly and typ­i­cal settings. 
  • Describe the care of a patient receiv­ing non-inva­sive ventilation. 
  • Dis­cuss com­pli­ca­tions of non-inva­sive ven­ti­la­tion and how they may be recognised.

11) Plas­ter­ing

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the remote and rur­al Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge on plas­ter­ing tech­niques for com­mon frac­tures. On the com­ple­tion of this pack­age the learn­er will have increased their knowl­edge of plas­ter­ing by under­stand­ing the: 

  • Patho­phys­i­ol­o­gy of com­mon frac­tures of upper & low­er limbs.
  • Signs and symp­toms of com­mon frac­tures of upper & low­er limbs. 
  • Neu­rovas­cu­lar assess­ment of upper & low­er limbs. 
  • Prin­ci­ples of frac­ture man­age­ment & casting. 
  • Com­pli­ca­tions of casting. 
  • Prin­ci­ples of cast removal.
12) Sutur­ing

This mod­ule has been com­piled to assist the rur­al and remote Health Prac­ti­tion­er in gain­ing the the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge to car­ry out sim­ple sutur­ing and alter­na­tive wound clo­sure. On the com­ple­tion of this pack­age the learn­er will have increased their knowl­edge of Wound Clo­sure and Sutur­ing by:

  • Defin­ing the pur­pose of suturing. 
  • Out­lin­ing the prin­ci­ples of wound heal­ing and sim­ple suturing. 
  • Describ­ing the assess­ment of the patient and the wound pri­or to con­sid­er­ing the use of sutures. 
  • Describ­ing alter­na­tive meth­ods of wound closure. 
  • Dis­cussing the appro­pri­ate use of suture mate­ri­als and equipment. 
  • Demon­strate an abil­i­ty to assess wounds. 
  • Demon­strate an abil­i­ty to infil­trate local anaesthetic. 
  • Dis­cuss the legal impli­ca­tions relat­ed to suturing.
Type
Online Learning
Delivery
Online
Title
Clinical Upskilling
Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
ONLINE
Provider Type
Education Provider
CPD Points
All CRANAplus cours­es attract CPD points with the accept­ed method of cal­cu­la­tion being 1 hour of learn­ing earns 1 CPD point.
Price
Free
Price Details
Member: $179.10 Non Member: $199
Location
Online
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