MediSim Trauma Training - CareFlight


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.

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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. As per health guidelines, we have COVID-19 safe practices in place and select workshops available.

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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.


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.

We also run a Sick and Injured Kids in the Bush Workshop that is designed to train clinicians on how to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in children and babies.