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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.

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 is designed to provide nurses, with essential skills relating to 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 Bundle 2021
Critical Bytes Bundle 2021

Are you ready for some Byte sized grabs of education on the latest developments in Critical Care? Join our 4 part series to get your update from the experts.

Critical Care Nursing 10 Week Course
Critical Care Nursing 10 Week Virtual Classroom

An interactive and virtual classroom and webinar series presented 1 evening per week for 10 weeks. You will learn fundamental to advanced concepts of Critical Care Nursing.

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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