GCRC730 Rural Emergency Nursing Care

GCRC730 Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Clinical Skills Interventions.
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CodeTitleLevelCreditsEstimated Hours
GCRC730-18-T1 Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Clinical Skills Interventions
(On line + 1 day simulation*)
7 10  100

To provide Registered Nurses working in rural areas with current evidence based knowledge and theory applied to specified clinical skills relevant to rural emergency care.

ara courseCourse topics include:

  • Skin laceration assessment and preparation
  • Anatomical and physiological alterations associated with limb immobilisation
  • Anatomy and physiology of urinary tract and the conditions responsible for urinary retention and obstruction in emergency situations
  • Key principles associated with Laryngeal Mask airway (LMA) insertion
  • Principles of venipuncture and peripheral cannulation
  • Best nursing practice for suturing, insertion of LMA, application of back-slabs, venipuncture and cannulation, and bladder ultrasound scan



This course is tailored for Registered Nurses working in rural areas, including GP practices and rural hospital.

Learning Activities

The course will be delivered on line using library resources, web-based resources, video-clips, discussion groups, and simulation*.

Access to a computer and broadband is required: if you send emails and like computer work, you can easily undertake this course.

*1 day simulation of clinical skills to be held in The Simulation and Skills Centre Level 9, Clinical Support Block, Wellington Hospital, Wellington, Thursday, 10 May 2018 (jointly facilitated by ARA Institute of Canterbury and Mobile Health).