Update regarding COVID-19 (Course paused from 17 March 2020)

CareFlight’s mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. The Education team are passionate about helping to deliver that mission in all that we do.

Coronovirus (COVID-19) is presenting a threat to our community and to our healthcare workforce. Many hospitals, emergency services and businesses have cancelled all conferences, workshops and other forums where there will be in excess of 6-10 people (workplace dependent) in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, and therefore the impact on the healthcare workforce.

We take our responsibility to our learners and to our community very seriously. It is with this sense of responsibility that we feel it is necessary to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and cancel our courses until later in the year when it is safe to resume group activities. This is a short-term emergency measure to serve our community and save lives by reducing the risk of spread of COVID-19.

Our learners are usually health professionals and/or other emergency services personnel who will be needed to look after patients and the community. We, as CareFlight need to do the right thing and ensure they remain fit to do so. We thank you for your understanding. We will contact all people currently enrolled in the following courses in May to advise them of the cancellation. We will keep everyone updated about resumption of our courses and we will endeavour to offer alternative dates where possible.

Many thanks,

Eliza Charlett
MediSim Manager
CareFlight

ABOUT MEDISIM

The care received by a patient immediately after they are injured can determine their long term outcome. In regional, rural and remote areas, this care is usually provided in the first instance by local emergency services personnel and volunteers. It is then followed up by care from often stretched regional health services.

CareFlight, through our MediSim program, takes vital training to regional, rural and remote communities in Australia. This helps to save lives and improve health outcomes.

Download Trauma Care Workshop Brochure

Thanks to donations from individuals and businesses, the program is provided at no cost to participants. This makes the program accessible to those who may not have the time or funds to travel to specialist education centres in capital cities.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact us here.

CareFlight has implemented some changes to our operations and working practices in response to COVID-19. We take our responsibility to our learners and communities we serve very seriously. It is with this sense of responsibility that we feel it necessary to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and cancel our workshops for the time being. 

View our MEDISIM SCHEDULE HERE 

Keep up to date with upcoming MediSim workshops through our EventBrite page. You can follow it to receive alerts on any new workshops we have added to the roster.

MediSim around Australia

Since 2011, more than 400 MediSim workshops have been delivered across Australia. We have educated over 6,000 Australians and equipped them with the necessary skills to save lives after a trauma.

TRAUMA CARE WORKSHOPS (TCW)

Regional, rural and remote emergency services personnel (for example SES, RFS, Parks Rangers, Volunteer ambulance and police) are often first on scene at major trauma incidents. These first responders may need to help sustain life until professional emergency medical help arrives. They frequently then assist medical staff in situations where there are multiple patients.

Many of the first responders are already trained in Advanced First Aid. CareFlight’s Trauma Care Workshop builds upon that training with additional knowledge, skills and confidence. These attributes may significantly enhance the long-term outcome of trauma patients.

The workshops cover:

  • basic airway management procedures and skills
  • spinal precautions
  • crush injury
  • the use and fitting of hard collars
  • burns management
  • motorbike helmet removal
  • haemorrhage control skills
  • aeromedical aircraft familiarisation
  • triage in a mass casualty situation

The workshop is delivered over eight hours and involves theoretical aspects and skill stations overseen by experienced doctors, nurses and paramedics. Participants practice skills on sophisticated simulator manikins, emulating real-life scenarios.

This program is not just for emergency services. Many commercial operations and companies can and do benefit from the MediSim program every year. If you think your staff could benefit from being better prepared in the case of an accident, please contact CareFlight for more information.