An engaged group of nurses at the RAHC-sponsored Remote Emergency Care course
A group of 23 RAHC registered nurses attended the Remote Emergency Care (REC) course from 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the Hub Training and Community Centre in Melbourne.
In collaboration with CRANAplus, RAHC tailored and sponsored the existing REC course to best meet the needs of the RAHC Health Professionals (HPs). This is a three-day, face-to-face course designed to upskill and enhance knowledge of remote HPs, to help them to respond with confidence and deliver quality care in emergency situations.
The course consisted of pre-course readings and activities, while the face-to-face component included lectures and various hands-on scenario skill stations covering important aspects of emergency care in remote areas including; cardiac emergencies, airway management, suturing, spinal injuries, intravenous and intraosseous insertion, trauma assessment and more.
CRANAplus – Director of Education Services, Sue Crocker and her team of volunteer facilitators delivered a great learning and development experience, catering to the diverse skill set of the group and addressing a wide range of clinical incidents and situations that occur in a remote setting.
Sue Crocker said, “RAHC and CRANAplus share a common goal to strengthen the remote and isolated workforce through quality education and support. We deliver both the Remote Emergency Care and Maternity Emergency Care courses annually, specifically for RAHC’s experienced and new-to-remote registered nurses. In collaboration, the courses are tailored to meet the unique needs of their HPs. It is always a pleasure to work with the RAHC team to plan and deliver these courses.”
Aaron Richardson, NT Manager of RAHC, said, “The annual REC course that we sponsor is an essential part of our professional development support to our HPs. It is a training that covers key topics around remote area nursing that is seamlessly delivered by the experienced CRANAplus team. Exclusive to this course is the session on wound-closure, including suturing, an important and useful skill for those who work remote.”
The REC course is equivalent to 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and it is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP), and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
To learn more about other RAHC professional development courses, click here.