This course takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple, innovative, 3-level approach: Level 1 provides basic information for those with minimal experience interpreting ECGs, and covers basic rhythm recognition and acquisition of a 12 lead ECG. Level 2 provides intermediate information for those with a basic understanding of the principles of electrocardiography. Level 3 provides advanced information to master the subject covering critical cases.
Acute Coronary Syndrome Management
Thousands of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients fail to receive critical therapy in a timely fashion each year, and nearly 30 percent do not receive any reperfusion treatment at all. This course is designed to address the ongoing need for training in the early recognition of STEMI.
This course is designed to provide the advanced level provider an understanding of Advanced Airway Management, pre and post intubation management, and airway management considerations in the critically ill or injured patient.
Critical Care for EMT's
Though this course, students are taught how to function as competent members of a critical care team by covering the material that everyone—EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and specialty crew—needs to know to operate effectively in the critical care environment. It covers both ground and flight transport. The information covered in the course represents the most current, state-of-the-art information on management of critical care patients.
Critical Care Transport
This course is designed to prepare paramedics to provide advanced critical care during inter-facility transports, including performing advanced clinical patient assessments and providing invasive care beyond the standard scope of advanced pre-hospital care.
ECG and Pharmacology
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel working in areas such as pre-hospital, nursing homes, GP surgeries etc.
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Response is designed to provide non-EMS responders including government, corporate, police, and other personnel with a level of theory learning comparable to a professional Emergency Medical Responder.
Emergency Medical Technician Basic
Through this course, students are taught how to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness. Graduates of the programme will have demonstrated the theory to safely and competently care for a diverse population as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate
Through this course, students are taught the theory to practice advanced emergency out-of-hospital medical/trauma care and to function as an integral member of the health care team in assisting victims of injury or illness.
Students will develop advanced theory competence in the following areas: advanced assessment, use of an advanced airway, intravenous therapy, and the management of (including pharmacological interventions) for patients suffering from non-traumatic chest pain, difficulty breathing consistent with bronchoconstriction, severe allergic reactions, and patients suffering altered mental states including diabetic and narcotic overdose emergencies.
Geriatric Education for EMS
The proportion of the aged in society today is greater than ever before, and growing faster than any other segment of our population. Current indications are that approximately 34% of calls for emergency medical services, millions of emergency responses, involve patients over the age of 60. The Theory of Geriatric Education for EMS course is designed to address all of the special needs of the older population.
Meds and Maths for Medics
Students will gain a complete, practical understanding of pharmacology for the most effective patient care in prehospital settings with this innovative course. It provides a unique problem-based approach to the administration techniques students need to provide quality prehospital emergency medical care.
This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients in pre-hospital and hospital settings.
This course is designed to provide the provider with a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain in the pre-hospital setting.
Far too often, patients die or suffer injuries from the care they receive. In this course, students learn why patient safety is such an important topic for pre-hospital care providers to learn about.
The Pre-Hospital Thrombolysis course is aimed at clinicians who may encounter a STEMI patient with extended journey times or who are not within catchment areas of Primary PCI.
Sick or Not Sick
The Sick/Not Sick Rapid Patient Assessment Course is designed to help EMS personnel develop rapid patient assessment skills. This resources distils years of field experience into a workable formula that both inexperienced and experienced providers can use. This course teaches EMS personnel how to quickly collect information and discern what details are important in order to provide immediate initial care. After all, in EMS it comes down to whether the patient is SICK or NOT SICK.
Intravenous (IV) and intraosseous (IO) therapy are two of the most invasive procedures handled in the pre-hospital environment. Proficiency in these therapy techniques is important for most procedures required in advanced life support. This course prepares emergency medical personnel for the job of administering or assisting with the administration of IV/IO therapy.
Recognise healthy body systems
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
This course applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations
This course covers the competency required to identify and prevent the development of workplace emergency situations, or to minimise their consequences, and to report if emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems are compromised.
For this course the term workplace is defined as the area encompassed by an individual's responsibilities. All aspects of the course must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and accepted safe practices.
1. has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 37452002
2. covers the work required before the emergency services or specialist response team arrives
3. does not cover the specific use of equipment to prevent workplace emergency situations
Provide first aid
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The course applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Provide advanced first aid
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
The course applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.
This course applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.
It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.
Work Effectively with Others
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict.
It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
This course applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
Provide basic emergency life support
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This course applies to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Provide cariopulmonary resuscitation
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This course applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Conduct manual tasks safely
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks, and then to prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner.
This course applies to all workers involved in manual handling tasks.
Administer and monitor medications
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to administer medications to people and monitor them, as per the delegation from a relevant health professional, in accordance with legislation and the employing organisation’s medication and delegation policies and practice.
This course applies to community services and health workers with the relevant authority in their state or territory to administer medication and monitor them as per the delegation from a relevant health professional.
Ongoing requirements to demonstrate competency in drug calculations may apply, and users should refer to relevant regulatory requirements.
Show social and cultural sensitivity
This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be socially aware when serving customers and working with colleagues. It requires the ability to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity, and to address cross-cultural misunderstandings should they arise.