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Critical Care
When it's critical it has to be memorable

Trusted by thousands of nurses, hospital doctors and leading institutions across Australia, Critical Care Education delivers the highest standard of education and CPD for health professionals in critical and acute care.

This is streamlined, face-to-face learning, delivered by the best.

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Our Public Courses

It's more than CPD. It's education as incredible as the job you do everyday.

Acute Care

Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration Course
Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration

A problem solving approach to the assessment and management of a wide variety of patient conditions with the aim of improving patient safety and outcomes.

Paediatric Nursing Essentials
Paediatric Nursing Essentials

Whether you’re new to paediatric nursing or wish to update your existing skills with contemporary concepts, our 'Paediatric Nursing Essentials' webinar series is for you.

Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter
Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter

Launching on World Sepsis Day Surviving Sepsis - Minutes Matter brings you the latest information on how to recognise and treat sepsis in your clinical community.

Anaesthetics and Recovery

Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Virtual Classroom
Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Virtual Classroom

This ONLINE course is designed for all Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses, to gain greater insight into their clinical practice, & developments for the future of clinical practice.

Anaesthesia and Recovery Nursing in the Day Surgery Environment Course
Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing in the Day Surgery Environment

This 4-part webinar series addresses issues specific to peri-anaesthesia nursing within the day surgery environment.

Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing The Essentials Course
Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing - The Essentials

Designed as both a refresher on essential concepts and to provide those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice.

Critical Care

High Dependency Nursing Online
High Dependency Nursing Online

This course provides nurses with essential skills for the assessment and management of patients who are classified as being highly dependent.

Critical Care Nursing Onlin
Critical Care Nursing Online

This course provides nurses with current knowledge and skills they can apply to any Critical Care setting.

Critical Bytes
Critical Bytes

Are you ready for some Byte sized grabs of education on the latest developments in Critical Care? Join any of these sessions to get your update from the experts.

SURGE Critical Care
SURGE Critical Care

The aim of this is to rapidly and efficiently deliver education to RNs across Australia, to meet the demand created by COVID-19.

Difficult Airway Management Course
Difficult Airway Management

Master essential airway management skills in this hands on workshop. Review difficult airway algorithms using a case histories & gain experience with some of the latest devices.

Resuscitation

Basic & Advanced Life Support Course
Basic & Advanced Life Support

Designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in cardiac arrest in a health care environment.

Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course
Paediatric Advanced Life Support

Designed to provide essential skills relating to the assessment and management of Paediatric patients with life threatening arrhythmias.

Emergencies

Emergencies in General Practice Course
Emergencies in General Practice

This course focuses on subtle and severe presentations of the topics using a case study framework. Emphasis is on recognition, treatment and stabilisation while awaiting transfer.

The ALERT Course
The ALERT™ Course

Acute Life-threatening Emergencies, Recognition & Treatment - covers a variety of clinical conditions which, if not recognised and treated may result in death or morbidity for the patient.

Upcoming Critical Care Courses

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Our Educators are the best in their field

Ken

I don't just want to teach.
I want to inspire.

Ken Hambrecht,

Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN

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What our customers say

The best presenters I have come across at an education event! Amazing!

Jo – Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing Essentials, Townsville

I learnt more in four days at a Critical Care course than I had in an entire year at my ward.

Sarah Dalglish, Senior Nurse

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Anxiety and the end of lockdown
Anxiety and the end of lockdown

There are many in the community who aren't in any rush to get out and interact with others. Some feel anxious about Covid lockdown restrictions easing.

Clinical Opal #6 - Sexual dysfunction
Clinical Opal #6 - Sexual dysfunction

Terry is a 64-year-old retired sales manager and a long-term patient of the practice. He has been struggling with depression over the past couple of years. Six weeks ago, he commenced escitalopram 10mg as the first trial of antidepressant medication.

Future Proofing
Future Proofing

Recently, the Australian Financial Review announced their shortlist for Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’… and the Black Dog Institute’s ‘Future Proofing Study’ made it onto this prestigious list.

Clinical Opal #5 - Red eye
Clinical Opal #5 - Red eye

Fatima is a 53-year-old human resources manager who presents to you with a 24-hour history of a painful red left eye.

Grants for GPs & Nurses - are you eligible?
Grants for GPs & Nurses - are you eligible?

To help lessen the financial burden of keeping up with CPD, rural and remote health professionals (MMM 3-7) who would normally be required to travel considerable distances to attend courses, can access a range of state-based funding.

Helping new mums during COVID
Helping new mums during COVID

How one small not-for-profit in Sydney is helping new mums during Covid-19.

Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever
Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever

Jill is a 64-year-old retired accountant who presents to you with her concerned husband, Michael. Jill is usually fit and well apart from a history of well controlled hypertension on perindopril.

Training with Cognitive Aids
Training with Cognitive Aids

By using a well structured and easy to follow aid, the risk of error is reduced and evidence based practice is more likely to be actioned.

A GP's perspective: What I learned at the recent free Hot Topics webinar - Asthma
A GP's perspective: What I learned at the recent free Hot Topics webinar - Asthma

Hot Topics free webinar presenter in New Zealand discovers children with asthma admissions aren't necessarily recorded in practice.

Clinical Opal #3 - Sudden hearing loss
Clinical Opal #3 - Sudden hearing loss

Adam is a 34-year-old maths teacher who is usually fit and well, with no significant past medical history.

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Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)
Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)

Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) has become an increasingly popular choice for anaesthesia, as alternatives to volatile agents. Surgical technique advancements and increasing utilisation of day hospital centres have created an environment where m…

Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg
Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg

Dave is a 33-year-old carpenter who presents to you with a painful red leg.

Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”
Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”

What have we learned from the last lockdown? Does having a job and being an introvert make it any easier?

Clinical Opal #1 - Medications for Anxiety
Clinical Opal #1 - Medications for Anxiety

Harriet is a 22-year-old university student who presents to you with severe anxiety.

School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19
School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19

School teachers have been hit hard by COVID-19. Since the start of 2020, teaching roles and demands have changed significantly. One key change was the rapid addition of new online methods of teaching. This was crucial to cater for students still in…

Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Music as therapy – and not just for us!

“What a night...we needed it!” This was one of many responses to a musical soiree I held at our home on a Sunday evening in late May. The flood in expressions of gratitude reflected how much we all valued playing and reconnecting. This was an inaugu…

Emergencies in General Practice
Emergencies in General Practice

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Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Perioperative Anaphylaxis

Once anaphylaxis has been identified, immediate treatment is required to stop the allergic cascade from producing histamines, prostaglandins and cytokines, and manage the effects of these agents. Management will include immediate treatment, refractor…

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