Health services in rural and regional Australia can be stretched in emergencies. Often the first people to arrive at the scene of a serious incident are local rescue volunteers. CareFlight developed the MediSim program to take vital trauma care training directly to communities that need it.

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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.

Read more below about the Trauma Care Workshops.

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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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MediSim Map - Dec 2016

MediSim Map

Featuring locations we have visited (updated Feb 2018).
Key Facts:
> Since 2011, MediSim’s trained more than 4,000 participants
> In more than 400 workshops around Australia
> Including first responders from 45 different agencies

To view a larger version of the MediSim map  click here (PDF) 

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