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Smiths Medical Academy Helps You Fulfil Your Ever-Evolving Training Needs

Smiths Medical has launched Smiths Medical Academy, a centralized, responsive learning environment including the education and resources needed to use Smiths Medical products, as well as clinical insights and solutions for the therapies related to the use of our products. Created by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, Smiths Medical Academy brings clinically relevant educational resources dedicated to fulfilling your ever-evolving training needs, so you can focus on your patients.

On-demand resources to help you advance your knowledge and skills including:

  • Product training
  • Clinical insights & solutions
  • Continuing education courses
  • Interactive eLearning
  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • Quick reference guides
  • Clinician resources
  • Patient resources

All education and training are FREE for you and your colleagues.*

To access all Smiths Medical Academy training and education materials, visit: 

CAREER GUIDE : How to become a Nurse Practitioner

This career guide has been created by the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) to provide nursing students and registered nurses with information regarding the Nurse Practitioner (NP) role, career path and opportunities.

The decision to become a NP involves long-term goals and it is important to the ACNP that you have access to accurate information to advance your career.

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner will enable you to practice independently and autonomously, allowing you to fulfil your full potential as a nurse and giving you the opportunity to address Australia’s increasing demand for health services where they are most needed.


ENT ADVICE : Accessible ENT know-how for health professionals

This site provides accessible ENT advice for doctors and nurses. It is especially targeted at junior doctors covering ENT (hence 'SHO' – senior house officer) and professionals in emergency and primary care.

" represents having a safe and sensible registrar opinion in your pocket!" - ENT & AUDIOLOGY NEWS

"This website is phenomenal! It has got me through my first few weeks as an ENT SHO. It's easy to use... and gives very practical advice... there are lots of newbies to ENT who are extremely grateful!" - DR AHMED, F2

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EDUCATION: UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project

Our goal is to improve the safety and quality of care for patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies through education. We’ve collaborated with key stakeholders in tracheostomy care and developed these freely accessible resources, supported by online learning developed with the Department of Health. We’ve worked with the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative since 2012 to improve care for patients and their families around the world.

Access training videos and resources for Basic CareEmergency Care and Vocalisation & Swallowing. Download and print bedhead signs and emergency algorithms from our resources.

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TRAINING PROGRAM : Clear Ears Aural Care Course

Clear Ears established the first course in Aural Care in Australia. Based in Aural Care Certificate, Department of Otolaryngology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital UK, Clear Ears Course in Aural Care was developed to meet Australian Standards with the assistance of ENT surgeons and audiologists.

Clear Ears have now transformed the Course into a blended digital learning hub with assistance from world leading developers at DeakinCo.

This new format enables Audiologists, Medical Practitioners and Registered Nurses to access training at a time and location convenient to their business, minimising the costs associated with traditional training, whilst adding value by allowing learners to review any aspect of the course as often as desired.

The portal offers Theoretical (nominal 40 hours) or Practical (nominal 60 hours) certification streams undertaken over 6 weeks from commencement. There is also intuitive RPL built in, allowing experienced practitioners to fast track their learning. Ongoing access to the portal is available on completion by subscription.

The Clear Ears Aural Care Course has been endorsed by the OHNNG and both Audiology Australia (AA) and New Zealand Audiology Society (NZAS).

AA and NZAS have also assigned the following CPD.

Theoretical Certification $1200 AUD ex GST 10 CPD points
Practical Certification $1500 AUD ex GST 30 CPD points
Subscription $20 AUD ex GST/ month.

For further information or to enrol in the course please go to


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