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Remote Area Trauma Education (RATE) NT0071

13 September 2018
Angurugu, Groote Eylandt Northern Territory, Australia

This one-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 & 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


It is aimed at remote health personnel, particularly General Practitioners, Remote Area Nurses (RANs) and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs).

COURSE COST: Sponsored by the NCCTRC

 [prices and course availability are subject to change]

REGISTRATIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE: Friday 1000hrs 07 September 2018 


Participant Testimonials

"Each objective was well taught & relevant to our remote clinic"

"Reinforcing patient care, use of equipment and team building"

"Having a better understanding of equipment / other resources available in remote clinics."