Continuing Professional Development

Basic Life Support

In special circumstances, RAHC is able to assist our Health Professionals (HP), in particular GPs and Allied Health Professionals, with the remote recommendation for regular CPR competency. The training is via an e-learning package and face to face practical assessment. It is essential to discuss this package with the RAHC clinical team in advance as we need to ensure assessors are available.

HPs that have an annual compulsory requirement of CPR for their registration that is not specific to working in remote Northern Territory ( e.g. Registered Nurses) are required to obtain their annual updates in the normal fashion.

St John’s ambulance and Red Cross as well as many other groups train and assess CPR around Australia.

For further information please email elly@rahc.com.au

About Giving Vaccines

Registered Nurses (RN) working in remote and community health have to complete the Northern Territory’s About Giving Vaccines (AGV) course in order to legally administer vaccines. This is a requirement of Section 90 of the NT Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Act. At RAHC, all RNs registered with us are expected to complete the AGV course.

In particular, all RNs seeking to work with the Northern Territory Government Department of Health (DoH) are required to have completed or be working towards their AGV certificate. At RAHC, all RNs registered with us are expected to complete the AGV course.

If you are a RAHC RN and would like more information or wish to apply for the AGV, please refer to the Health Professional page and complete the Request for PD Support documents and return them to elly@rahc.com.au

For more information on the AGV course please follow this link http://health.nt.gov.au/Centre_for_Disease_Control/Immunisation/About_Giving_Vaccines_Course/index.aspx.

If you have any questions about this, please email the RAHC Clinical Manager, Elly Fontes (elly@rahc.com.au) or RAHC Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia, Genevieve Lewis (genevieve@rahc.com.au) for more information.

AGV EXPIRY Information:

The AGV qualification is viable for 3 years. Please refer to the following link for the latest vaccination updates and information and also a list of dates for those of you who have reached your 3 year expiry date and require up skilling: http://health.nt.gov.au/Centre_for_Disease_Control/Immunisation/About_Giving_Vaccines_Course/index.aspx

Please note you only have a 6 month leeway once you reach your AGV  3 year expiry date, from that point on you are not legally covered to vaccinate unless under direct supervision of a medical doctor.

CRANA: Short Courses and corporate supported membership

RAHC is a corporate sponsor of the Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANAplus).

This membership entitles our Health Professionals to a discounted membership rate which entitles you to discounted course fees, regular updates and the CRANAplus magazine.

Any courses supported by RAHC through the Request for PD Support process are reimbursed at the membership rate. To apply for membership, follow this link: https://crana.org.au/members/join/

Please note that RAHC does not reimburse membership fees.

Remote Emergency Care (REC) Course

The Remote Emergency Care (REC) course has been developed in consultation with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the College of Emergency Medicine. The REC course is designed to enable Remote Health Workers to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence in emergency situations and to deliver safe and quality care in the remote setting. The course is challenging, informative and relevant to the management of the critically ill or injured.

For consideration for support for the REC, please read the policy and complete the Request for PD Support documentation to be returned to elly@rahc.com.au

Details of REC course dates can be found on the CRANA website or by following this link; https://crana.org.au/education/courses/remote-emergency-care-course/dates-registration/

Maternity Emergency Care (MEC) Course (Non-Midwives)

The Maternity Emergency Course (MEC) has been developed for non-midwives in consultation with the Australian College of Midwives. The MEC course is designed to give Remote Health Practitioners the basic skills necessary to provide emergency care for expectant mothers and their babies in a remote or isolated setting.

This is in response to declining obstetric services in rural and remote areas necessitating non-midwifes to be able to deliver emergency maternal care. Through improving the quality of health services for the pregnant woman in remote and isolated areas, the course aims to thereby improve overall health outcomes.

For consideration for support for the MEC, please read the policy and complete the Request for Support documentation at the HP login page and return to elly@rahc.com.au

Details of MEC course dates can be found on the CRANA website or by following this link: https://crana.org.au/education/courses/maternity-emergency-care-course/dates-registration/

MIDUS Midwifery Up-skilling

The Midwifery Up-skilling (MIDUS) course has been developed in response to the specific needs identified by midwives working in remote and isolated areas. This program aims to provide an overview of current practice in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This will include a discussion of complications in pregnancy and birth, and the emergency management of a pregnant woman and her baby, with an emphasis on care in the remote and isolated setting.

The MIDUS course is endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing Australia and The Australian College of Midwives (MidPlus) and attracts 20 CNE points. It is also accredited by Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

For consideration for support for the MEC, please read the policy and complete the Request for PD Support documentation at the HP login page and return to elly@rahc.com.au

Details of MEC course dates can be found on the CRANA website or by following this link: https://crana.org.au/education/courses/midwifery-up-skilling-course/dates-registration/

iStat Training

istat training is required for RAHC nurses, doctors and midwives working in Department of Health Remote clinics.
For further information on this training please contact RAHC Clinical Manager, Elly Fontes at elly@rahc.com.au

http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Remote_Health_Atlas/Information_Sheets/Point_of_Care/index.aspx