Frequently Asked Questions

 

What will happen when I register?

When you register with us and pay your registration fee, you will be sent a package. The package is usually sent approximately 4 – 6 weeks prior to the workshop and contains information on the program and workshop, a Study Guide and an application form for online access if you wish to undertake all assessment online and access post course learning materials.

Do I have to do any preparatory work?

We expect that you will be familiar with the content of the Module Study Guide before attending the workshop intensive. The workshop intensive focuses on reviewing key content areas of the Module Study Guide by using interactive lectures, applying content to trauma case scenarios and small group discussion. If you have not read your Module Study Guide, you will not get the greatest benefit from the workshop.

Will I have to sit an assessment?

Yes, we ask you to complete three assessments after completion of the workshop. This consists of a multi choice questionnaire and two scenario case studies. These assessments are completed in your own time and you will receive a certificate and results letter once they are complete.

I haven’t looked after a patient with trauma, can I attend?

You don’t need experience with trauma patients to attend our program, however we do need you to be currently practising as a registered nurse (DIV 1 Vic) and ideally to be working in the area of the specialty workshop you wish to attend. This is because we will expect you to have the basic knowledge and skill application required to work in the area and we aim to build on this with the principles of trauma care.

Who will be facilitating the workshop intensive?

Our facilitators all have extensive experience in their specialty area and experience with clinical teaching and teaching small groups. All of our facilitators have undertaken our in-house facilitator training.

Are there any prerequisite skills that I need to have?

As this program is focused on developing the trauma skills of nurses, there is an expectation participants will have basic levels of competency in certain skills normally able to be learned as part of professional development programs in most hospitals.

For example, for the Emergency Module, it is anticipated that participants will be proficient in comprehensive patient assessment, Basic Life Support and be familiar with the use of common monitoring equipment used in their hospital.

For the Ward program, we anticipate you are proficient in patient assessment, Basic Life Support and are familiar with the application and interpretation of common monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry and non invasive blood pressure monitoring.