ROAR21: Traumatology Talks & Cultural Safety


Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021

The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.

Traumatology Talks: Black Wounds White Stiches - Prof Kerry Arabena

Cultural Safety in Prehospital Practice - Kaitlyn Krahe

The presentation will discuss the process that was undertaken by an NT paramedic who compiled a "cultural safety" guideline in 2020. The presentation will reflect briefly on the method, limitations and the 'next steps' in the journey towards building a competent workforce who deliver culturally safe care to culturally and linguistically diverse patients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.


Professor Kerry Arabena

A descendant of the Meriam people from the Torres Strait, Kerry’s work has brought her to the forefront of Indigenous affairs in Australia. A former social worker with a Doctorate in Environmental Science, Kerry has held senior positions including Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne, Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia, President of EcoHealth International, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, and Director of Indigenous Health Research at Monash University. With an extensive background in public health, administration, community development and research, Kerry has led a wide range of organisations and committees including the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council and the National Congress of Australia’s First People. Currently a Director of Kinaway Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director of First 1000 Days Australia (F1000DA) and Karabena Consulting. Kerry holds an honorary professorial position with the University of Melbourne and has a number of entrepreneurial programs in development.

Kaitlyn Krahe (she/her/they)

Originally from Naarm/Melbourne, Kait is a registered paramedic based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. Kait has been fortunate to work across a diverse range of beautiful places across their career including on Larrakia land, Jawoyn land in Nhulunbuy. Kait is a content creator for Outback Responders and honours student with a strong interest in cultural safety.

Presented by Professor Kerry Arabena & Kaitlyn Krahe



45 minutes
9th Jul 2021
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Non-member $19
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