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
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