Remote Trauma Skills
Centre for Remote Health

Who should attend
Remote Area Nurses, Registered Nurses, GPs, Medical Students,Physiotherapists and Aboriginal Health Practitioners

SuturingAbout this course
This one-day practical hands-on workshop aims to provide remote health professionals with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be able to safely assess and manage:

  • the principles of triage
  • basic suturing and
  • the application of backslabs within a pre-hospital environment


Learning Outcomes
Provide an understanding of:

  1. The principles of triage
  2. How to triage using the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS)
  3. How to triage in a mass casualty setting using the SMART Casualty Triage Pack
  4. How to prepare and process for wound assessment, cleaning and treatment in the remote setting
  5. Suturing techniques
  6. How to stabilise a fracture by applying a backslab


Location Alice Springs
Cost $400
Dates Monday 11 March
Monday 24 June
Monday 19 August
Facilitators Karen Collas
Amanda Gill Education Consultant
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Registration Registration Form
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Comments from course participants
"Really enjoyed learning new skills associated with plastering and suturing"
"Whole day was excellent"


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