Education/Training - Queensland Section
The RFDS STAR Program - Specialised Training in Aeromedical Retrieval
The RFDS QLD Section has developed a specialied training course with the aim of improving the delivery of clinical care in aeromedical retrieval. Find out more about the course and make a booking here.
Staff professional development
The RFDS is committed to the ongoing professional development of staff and supports employees to attend approved study leave activities according to professional requirements.
The RFDS also supports staff who wish to present papers at relevant conferences and publish articles in peer reviewed journals.
Training and support of other health professionals
The RFDS accepts medical, nursing and allied health students at RFDS Bases. Medical students are accepted from universities based in Queensland and John Flynn Scholars. Nursing students are accepted from several universities across Australia during their third year of study. RFDS health staff are often requested by other agencies to provide education and training, for example to psychology and child health nursing students and remote area nurses. The RFDS health staff also participate in the provision of external courses including Early Management of Severe trauma (EMST) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
The RFDS, in conjunction with Queensland Health author and assist in the ongoing review of the Primary Clinical Care Manual, a comprehensive set of guidelines and health management protocols for the rural and remote context.