Careflight MediSim Trauma Training

Once again Careflight is offering their MediSim Trauma Care Workshop to emergency service volunteers in Tasmania. Participants who attended last year found this training extremely valuable and interesting.

This program runs over one day (8:30 to 4:30) or two evenings (6pm to 10pm) and is specifically designed to give participants the skills needed until emergency services arrive. While AT volunteers are already trained in Apply First Aid or Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, CareFlight’s Volunteer Trauma Care workshop will build upon that training with additional knowledge, skills and confidence that may significantly enhance the long-term outcome of trauma patients. There are more details in the attached brochure.

The dates and locations for 2014 are as follows:

– Port Sorell November 25 & 26 (a two night workshop starting at 1750 and finishing at 2200 each night)

– Cradle Mountain November 28 (a one day workshop starting at 0820 and finishing at 1700)

– Hobart November 30 (a one day workshop)

– Freycinet December 1 (a one day workshop)

This training is not offered through or by Ambulance Tasmania. Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements and must wear casual clothes not AT uniform. AT cannot reimburse travel expenses and cannot provide Workers Compensation or any other insurance cover to participants.

Techniques taught by Careflight may differ substantially from those required by AT for VAOs and attaining competency in a skill or technique through CareFlight does not authorise a VAO to practice that skill or technique while working on-road under the auspices of AT.

AT recognise this is a valuable training opportunity for VAOs and the Director of Clinical Services has indicated that any VAO who completes the CareFlight training may apply to the Manager of Education and Professional Development for recognition of third-party training and will be awarded four training points towards their annual Minimum Requirements.

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