Aviation Healthcare Provider Workshop 2022

Mon May 23, 08:00 - Wed May 25, 16:30
SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Cape Town base


The Aviation Healthcare Provider Course (AHCP) aims to equip the qualified healthcare provider with the knowledge and skills to treat patients within the aero-medical environment. The focus is on the safe treatment of patients in the pre-hospital and inter-hospital phase of aero-medical transportation. Aero-medical transportation has led to significantly improved outcomes for a number of patients where time-critical interventions are required.

The course content is covered through a combination of theory lectures conducted by experts in the field, practical skill refreshers, case based learning and simulation. The Ehambayo Medical Simulator, the first of its kind in Africa, is an aero-medical simulator with includes incorporates state of the art simulation technology with aircraft stretchers, chairs and communication system, including aircraft headsets.

This course includes:

• History of aero-medicine

• Air ambulance operations

• Aircraft types and capabilities

• Clinical factors in aero-medical transport

• Aerodynamics

• Aircraft pressurization

• Introduction to Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors

• Meteorology

• Aviation regulations

• Atmosphere and Gas Laws

• Practical orientation to rotor and fixed wing aircraft

The course will run over a period of three (3) working days including the evaluation process. 

Each day will commence strictly at 8:00 and end at ±16:30.   

All presentations are in English and learners must have a fluent understanding of the language.

The title of the certificate : Aviation Health Care Provider Course – validity 3 years.

The minimum entry requirements:

Registration with the HPCSA (or equivalent body) as a medical practitioner

Registration with the HPCSA as an Ambulance Emergency Assistant or a higher qualification or

Registration with SANC as a nursing sister.

CPD points will be accredited to successful candidates ( 28 Points )

Candidates will need to provide copies of the following documents on day one of the course:

a. Copy of ID or Passport

b. Copy of highest medical qualification

c. Copy of current registration with HPCSA, SANC or relevant professional medical body.

The course fee only covers the cost of the training course, as well as tea and coffee. The AMS does not provide or pay for any travel, accommodation, food or subsistence costs: these are entirely the responsibility of the course attendees. There will be food available to purchase at lunch time.

For any queries please contact Claudia ([email protected])

Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


Aviation Healthcare Provider Workshop 2022
SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service Cape Town base
Beechcraft Rd, Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
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