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Prehospital Emergency Care

The premier course in NZ for prehospital medicine. Ready to level up?


This course is not for the faint hearted. PracMed's PHEC course is designed to equip students with advanced skills to help keep casualties alive in a prehospital setting.

With a 4 day intensive face-to-face course and self-directed learning, students will be put through their paces.

We'll build you up, teaching you the why, the when and the how, giving you all the skills to effectively plan, manage and execute tasks where you are responsible for others.

This course will cover minor to major wound profiles medical emergencies and pre- and post- incident planning and management. 

It covers:

  • Emergency planning
  • Primary and secondary survey
  • Advanced prehospital techniques including airway adjuncts
  • Triage and mass casualty
  • Scene management and casualty handover
  • Leadership and stress management

Download the course brochure. 

Contact us for a quote for private, on-site courses.


This course includes online pre- and post-course work. You will need access to a computer/phone with internet to be able to complete these components.  


The practical components of this course require students to have the Students are required to have the physical strength, dexterity, balance, co-ordination and motor skills required to safely demonstrate competence in the unit standards, including lifting and carrying casualties. 
We do not issue refunds for our courses, please ensure you read our full Terms and Conditions.

Site Requirements

To run this as a on-site private course, we require a training space with adequate room for practical activities.  At any stage, half of the group will be working on partners lying on the ground - we need ample space for them to work safely. As it is quite practical, the room needs to be well ventilated. 

We'll need two tables, enough chairs for the participants and space for the projector to display. We're happy to use your AV set up if you have one.

Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your venue as there are several complex scenarios included in this course. 

Student Numbers

Min: 8

Max: 12


Unit Standards 6402, 6401 and 6400 are a prerequisite for 29321.  

6400 is able to be added in to this course with additional pre- and post- course work.

Course outcomes

Unit Standard 29321

Provide basic emergency care

Unit Standard 29322

Demonstrate knowledge of emergency response systems in New Zealand

Unit Standard 29323

Gather and record information to support patient assessment

Unit Standard 29324

Demonstrate understanding of the use of common medications relevant to the emergency care first response context

OPTIONAL: Unit Standard 424

Assess and manage an emergency care situation

OPTIONAL: Unit Standard 6400

Manage first aid in an emergency situation

Certification Text

NZQA Unit Standards

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