Medical Training Courses - CareFlight

CareFlight’s commitment to excellence and leadership in pre-hospital and transport critical care goes beyond training our own people.

Our highly experienced education team comprises specialist doctors, nurses, paramedics and rescue staff. Our courses include content on Pre-Hospital Trauma, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Aeromedical Retrieval Training, Tactical & Hostile Response Emergency Access & Treatment, and Remote Emergency & Critical Care Trauma.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Course (PHTC)

The CareFlight Pre-hospital Trauma Course is our flagship course. Over two and a half days, participants cover the technical skills, knowledge and critical decision-making required to perform effectively as a clinician in the pre-hospital environment. The course is evidence based and reflects contemporary practice in pre-hospital medicine. It is highly practical and involves several high fidelity and immersive scenarios.

The Pre-hospital Trauma Course is taught by a senior and experienced multi-disciplinary faculty of paramedics, nurses, doctors and fire and rescue instructors, representative of teams at a pre-hospital scene. The course is suited to any clinician (doctor, nurse, paramedic, medic) wanting to learn about pre-hospital medicine and participants will learn amongst a multi-disciplinary group.

Topics include:

  • Teamwork, communication, and other non-technical skills
  • Pre-hospital skills – haemorrhage control, splinting, surgical airways, management of chest trauma
  • Initial assessment in the pre-hospital setting
  • Pre-hospital airway management
  • Trauma systems.

How long is the course?
The PHTC course is two and a half days

  • Day one 4:00pm – 8:00pm 
  • Day two 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Day three 8:00am – 6:00pm 

When is it held?    

  • 26 – 28 May 2021 – At capacity
  • 27 – 29 October 2021 – At capacity

Where is it held?
CareFlight Education Centre
Off Redbank Road, Northmead
NSW 2051

Enquiries to bobbi.bailey@careflight.org

CPD Points; 20 hours

Cost?
$2,200 (doctors)
$1,400 (others).

Price includes all course materials and catering. 

Please note as of August 2021 our costs will be increasing to ensure we can continue to deliver the same quality and instructor ratios.

$2,750 (doctors)
$1,750 (nurse / paramedic / others)

CareFlight Aeromedical Retrieval Training (CART)

CareFlight’s Aeromedical Retrieval Training (CART) is an introductory course specifically designed for doctors, nurses and paramedics (including students) who are new to aeromedical work or are interested in pursuing a career in the aeromedical field.

The course is comprised of a mix of lectures, clinical workshops and immersive scenarios designed to help clinicians understand the unique challenges of working in this area. The scenarios are high fidelity, using simulators as well as real vehicles. There is a strong focus on teamwork and non-technical skills. Working in multidisciplinary groups also provides participants with the opportunity to learn from different skillsets.

Course instructors are all experienced retrieval clinicians and include retrieval specialists, intensive care and helicopter paramedics and critical care flight nurses. With a high instructor-to-student ratio, participants will have the opportunity to learn in a true multidisciplinary environment.

CART provides an insight into what it takes to work within this highly challenging but rewarding field of modern pre-hospital medicine.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to aeromedical retrieval platforms
  • Aircraft safety awareness when working around fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
  • A visit to our operational base and aircraft (when available)
  • Introduction to aviation physiology
  • Aeromedical transport challenges
  • Patient packaging both pre-hospital and inter-hospital
  • Management of chest pathology in flight
  • Introduction to pleural ultrasound
  • Crew Resource management and essential communication skills
  • Airway checklists and introduction to RSI Intubation process
  • International retrieval and travel safety.

How long is the course?
The CART course is two and a half days:

  • Day one 4:00pm – 8:00pm 
  • Day two 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Day three 8:00am – 6:00pm 

When is it held?
2-4 June 2021 – At capacity
23-25 November 2021 – At capacity

Where is it held?
CareFlight Education Centre
Off Redbank Road, Northmead
NSW 2051

Enquiries to bobbi.bailey@careflight.org

CPD Points – 20 Points

Cost?
$2,000 (doctors)
$1,300 (Nurse / Paramedic / others).

Price includes all course materials and catering.   

Please note as of August 2021 our costs will be increasing to ensure we can continue to deliver the same quality and instructor ratios.

$2,500 (doctors)
$1,650 (nurse / paramedic / others)