Remote Medicine




Two (2) Days

course overview

This non-accredited course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to a casualty in a remote or isolated situation. This course applies to workers who are required to prepare and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• Introduction to remote healthcare scope of practice
• Patient assessment and transport
• Critical emergencies
o ACS – Altered level of consciousness
o Sepsis / septic shock
o Shock
o Meningitis
o Fits / convulsions/seizures
o Respiratory emergencies including asthma, chocking and anaphylaxis
• Cardiac emergencies
o Acute hypertensive crisis
o Chest pain assessment
• Neurological
o Spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage
o TIA and stroke
o Delirium
• Burns including assessment, fluid therapy, referral for partial and full thickness burns and chemical burns treatment.
• Environment
o Heat stroke / Exhaustion / Hyperthermia
o Hypothermia
• Gastrointestinal
o Acute abdo pain
o Acute gastroenteritis - nausea / vomiting / dehydration
o Upper GI bleeding
o Rectal bleeding
o Renal colic
o Acute urine retention, testicular / scrotal pain
o Toxicology
• Mild/moderate allergic reactions
• Pneumonia
• Acute bacterial sinusitis
• Acute chronic headaches
• Dental
o Toothache
o Mouth ulcers and dental abscess
o Alveolar osteitis – Dry socket
o Periodontal disease
o Candidiasis (thrush)
• Optical
o Assessment of the eye
o Conjunctivitis – viral and bacterial / allergic conjunctivitis
o Trachoma
• Skin
o Leprosy
o Scabies
o Tinea/ringworm
o Cellulitis
• Diabetic foot infection / Osteomyelitis in the foot of the diabetic patient
• Chronic wounds
• Communicable disease
o Hep A / Hep B / Hep C
o Ross River Virus / Dengue fever
o Chronic conditions
• Sexually transmitted infections
• Immunisations
• Mental health
• Wound dressing and suture removal


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Two (2) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.




$450.00 (Plus GST)


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.