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Remote Area Trauma Education (RATE)

July 11 8:00 am 5:00 pm Gove

Open for registration

Number of participants: Min 12 / Max 18
Registration closes: 16 May 23

Location: Gove/Nhulunbuy

This 1-day course is designed to provide remote area health professionals with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be able to safely assess and manage trauma patients within the remote health centre until the arrival of the retrieval team.

RATE is provided in remote health centres with an emphasis on practical skills, small interactive groups and relevant scenarios.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the initial assessment of the trauma patient in a remote setting.
  • Demonstrate the assessment and management of a compromised airway (utilising basic and advanced airway manoeuvres).
  • Demonstrate the assessment and management of chest / trauma injuries.
  • Demonstrate the assessment and management of spinal injuries and haemorrhage control.
  • Demonstrate how to give an effective clinical handover.
  • Describe the requirements for retrieval and transport of the remote trauma patient.
  • Trauma Scenario
    • An opportunity for participants to demonstrate and highlight key learning points of the day
      • Primary survey
      • Secondary survey
      • How to avoid missed injuries
      • Clinical handover
      • Packaging and transporting


Suitable Participants:

It is aimed at remote health personnel particularly General Practitioners (GPs), Remote Area Nurses (RANs) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners (ATSIHPs).

Course Cost:

Sponsored by the NCCTRC.

[prices and course availability are subject to change]