About this Course
TacMed’s Remote Casualty Care Course can be described as educational, adventurous, challenging and fun!
If you picture a course that combines Remote Area First Aid, Military Prolonged Field Care and Wilderness Medicine all mixed into 2.5 days (including some night training) worth of learning, then that’s what our Remote Casualty Care Course is.
We’ll introduce you to the concepts of remote casualty care and wilderness rescue through a combination of theory, skill stations and immersive scenarios. With the experience of our highly qualified cadre, we’ll challenge you (yes, our aim is to put you out of your comfort zone) both clinically and mentally. There will be some physically challenging components but you don’t need to be an ironman to join us.
TacMed Australia nationally accredited courses are delivered under the auspice of TacMed Training Australia RTO 41552
This blended training program is offered to individuals, groups or organisations and consists of the following elements:
- Online E-Learning package including online E–Learning Modules and Assessment required for completion prior to face to face delivery days.
- Face to Face (2.5 Day) practical training and assessment package
On successful enrolment, the participant will receive a confirmation email of enrolment, followed by log in details to the Pre-course E Learning Material and Assessment where the participant also has access to E- Learning resource.
Day 1 – Safety Access Rescue
1700 – 2100
Day 2 – Blue Mountains Bush location
1000 – 1700 (Session 1)
1900 – 2200 (Session 2 – Night Exercise)
Day 3 – Bush Mountains Bush location
0800 – 1500
Life support management including:
- Allergic Reaction
- Airway and choking management
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Fracture management
- Envenomation Management
- Environmental Impacts
- Seizure and Epilepsy
- Spinal Injuries
Remote First Aid Topics covered:
Basic Life Support in the Remote Environment
Massive Bleeding control using Tourniquets and Wound Packing
Managing Penetrating Chest Trauma
Manage a Trauma Casualty’s Airway
Prevent and Treat Hypothermia/Hyperthermia
Advanced and Improvised Fracture Management
Remote Casualty Movement Techniques and Improvised Stretchers
Medical Planning for Remote and Austere Environments
Assess and Treat Casualties in a Remote and Austere Environment
Monitor and Maintain Casualties in a Prolonged Field Care Setting
Casualty Evacuation from the Remote Environment
Lightning and other Environmental Injuries
Upon successful completion of the course assessment package, the participant will be awarded attendance Statement of Attainment
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in Remote and Isolated Situations
These will be forwarded to the participant’s nominated email address.
(Where a participant successfully completes individual units without completion of the full qualification a Statement of Attainment will be issued for those individual units completed)
Participants with injuries or conditions that present limitations for them participating in the practical activities need to be aware that the Community and Health Industry Skills Council has directed RTO’s undertaking this training that participants must satisfactorily complete all practical tasks without modification.
Thus, participants who have physical issues that limit their ability to perform CPR as per the ARC guidelines will not be able to be awarded a Statement of Attainment. Due to the requirements of maintaining a safe learning environment, Tacmed Training reserves the right to withdraw any participant(s) on the grounds of safety.
Should you have any concerns of your physical capabilities please contact us prior to enrolling.
This course will be delivered outside in bush settings and requires a base level of physical fitness, including the ability to walk at least 1km with a 10kg pack. The course will be demanding and long hours, including a night exercise, are incorporated.
To ensure quality training and assessment, class sizes will be restricted to twenty (20) participants only.
Online E-Learning – self-pace learning viewing of Modules and Assessments.
(approx. 4 – 6 hours)
A computer with internet access is required for the E Learning Material. Satisfactory Pass is 100%.
Participant support is available via email or telephone with our qualified Trainers.
Face to Face
This component will be delivered at various locations. Information on location for this course is listed as per advertised location. Any changes will be advised at time of in advance.
Should the participant not be successful on the first attempt at completing the theory assessments, a second attempt at no charge will be offered. Should, on this second attempt the participant not be successful, they will be deemed Not Yet Competent and no Statement of Attainment will be issued.
The Australian Resuscitation Council recommendation that CPR skills be refreshed at least annually (see www.resus.org.au guideline 10.1 CPR recertification) and the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice recommendation that First Aid qualifications be renewed every three years.
All participants will have access to the following prior to the commencement of the course:
- Course Information Sheet
- Instructions on completing the online enrolment via our student portal – JobReady
- Participant Handbook.
- Any other information requested by the organisation or individual and agreed to by TacMed Training.
What to Bring
Participant’s should bring with them the following items to ensure the best possible learning environment during the training:
- Comfortable clothes suitable for lying on the ground, and appropriate for the training venue
- Hat, bottle of water, lunch and snacks
- Pen and notepad for taking any relevant notes
Please refer to Participant Handbook
If the course is cancelled with greater than a week’s notice, a cancellation fee is not applicable, if we receive less than a weeks’ notice, a cancellation invoice to the value of 50% of the course fee will be raised with our payment terms.
In cases of extreme hardship, application in writing can be made to the CEO to vary these terms.
The fee for a certificate replacement is $25 (GST incl.) and will require the participant to advise their name and other suitable personal information for identity confirmation.
Our course assessment package contains written documentation and limited numerical calculations. The Participant Handbook page 5 has a guide on the required LLN skill levels required to enrol into the course. Should the participant have any questions on the skills require, the participant is to contact our office to discuss the options, including availability to an LLN Assessment.
The applicant must acknowledge receipt of the Participant Handbook with the Enrolment Form and acknowledge they have read the handbook when completing the online enrolment form.
These responses, including the information provided in the Online Enrolment, are reviewed and provided the Applicant indicates that they are physically able to complete the entire course, and have the required literacy standard, they will be accepted into the course.
TacMed Training is flexible in the format and timing of learning and assessment activities to ensure that we provide every opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills and abilities. Applicants who do not possess the required literacy skills, or lack the required physical ability will be respectfully declined and referred to their Organisation for additional support or assistance will be provided to identify appropriate training services.
Recognition of Prior Learning
We do not offer Recognition of Prior learning for this course.