|A Sustainable Solution for a Burning problem|
During December 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heath Workers graduated from the first ever accredited training in Burns targeting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce (AHWs). Due to the specialist nature of the training AHWs travelled from as far north as the Tiwi Islands in the NT, and as far west as Ceduna in SA.
In collaboration with the Burns Trust, SA Health and the Aboriginal Health Council of SA, AHWs can now enrol in studies that cover all aspects of burn care including burn prevention, emergency management of a burn injury and rehabilitation.
This accredited training contributes to existing AHW curriculum and acknowledges the important role AHWs play in burns treatment and prevention in the community.
Our congratulations go to the Aboriginal Health Workers (pictured left) now recognised as burn specialists in their communities.