Important Message from the Executive Director – COVID-19 | Postponement of CENA TNP courses

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, the CENA Executive have made the decision to postpone our face to face education, CENA TNP, and social activities through to the end of September 2020.

This decision reflects the safety measures of avoiding non-essential meetings of critical workforces, and helps to protect the health and safety of our members, their health services, and the patients therein.

At a national level, online CENA Education, CENA Research, and the AUEC Journal are unaffected, and we intend to increase our online educational offerings, to continue to support our members during this difficult time.

Given the long lead time to ICEN, the conference is scheduled to proceed as planned and is likely to be a particularly important gathering based on the events of 2020 to-date.

The general operations of CENA and the activities of the Board and the Secretariat are not affected.

CENA National and CENA Branches will continue to issue updates to members.

We know this is a particularly busy time for our members, and we thank you for all that you are doing for the safety of our community.

Please look after yourselves and your colleagues.


Assoc. Prof. Julia Morphet
Executive Director, CENA

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Emergency Nursing Program

The Emergency Program is a two day program developed for nurses providing emergency care to trauma patients across the lifespan, in both metropolitan and regional/rural settings.

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The program structure aims to build upon your theoretical knowledge and practice in Emergency Nursing and develop a greater understanding of pathophysiology, assessment and management of trauma patients and related clinical skills.

Read about the history of CENA TNP

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Course Inclusion

Program Structure

  • The program consists of facilitated lecture discussion, practical hands-on workshops, skill stations and simulation scenarios.

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  • Facilitators are experienced emergency and trauma nurses from around Australia, who use interactive teaching and case based discussion to deliver theory and practical sessions
  • Following completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion and be awarded continuing professional development points.

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Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the significance and impact of major trauma as a public health problem;
  • Describe the organisational approach to the management of major trauma;

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  • Describe the common physiological and psychological consequences of major trauma on specialty populations; including paediatric, geriatric and pregnant patients;
  • Implement a structured clinical approach to the assessment and management of patients with major trauma;
  • Understand the importance of working with colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Identify specific clinical skills relating to the management of the patient with major trauma; and
  • Discuss the application of performance improvement principles to the evaluation of trauma care.

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Who Should Attend

  • CENA TNP has been developed for nurses providing emergency care to trauma patients in metropolitan, rural and regional health services and hospitals.

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  • CENA TNP is suitable for all nurses, with a variety of experience and knowledge, providing trauma care

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Course Investment

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Darwin | April 2018

  • The overall program was very helpful and informative. Despite doing my post-grad cert I have gained knowledge and skills regarding trauma. Thank you”

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