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CPD36 - Primary Survey


At a glance

The objective of the Primary Survey is to identify all life-threatening injuries and conditions and to initiate resuscitation/treatment immediately.  The Primary Survey is a structured, systematic process conducted on all clients that present to critical care areas.

Total cost of this course is $25 via PayPal link.  Direct access to the course is at

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

This is a one hour course completed online.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded one CPD hour.


Course Summary

This short one hour course introduces the key aspects of the primary survey and identifies fundamental management interventions in the context of an emergency department presentation.  However, the primary survey can be applied to any context within the health system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recall the key aspects of a Primary Survey
  • Recognise deterioration of a client’s physical state
  • Identify key aspects of life-threatening conditions of a client
  • Interpret the results of the primary survey assessment.

Total Price: $25. Payment can be made by PayPal at

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Resources Required

There are no resources required for this course.


There are no prerequisites required for completion of this course.

Program Structure

You will be required to complete the self-directed online course with quiz.

How to Apply


To enrol in this short course, please visit and register your attendance at