COMPLEX TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

PAR3CTM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn the underpinning pathophysiology associated with traumatic injuries of the head, chest and spine, and burn injuries affecting body structure and function. You will build upon your existing knowledge of clinical approach, patient assessment and management and the decision-making process, and apply this knowledge in workshops and simulation scenarios. Communication techniques appropriate to specific trauma patient presentations will be further refined and developed. Emphasis will be placed on the development of rationales for patient management techniques in complex situations where the level of physical trauma is significant.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIllya Selmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3COS and PAR3IPP and PAR3PMT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2014BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)
ReadingsEmergency and Trauma CareRecommendedCurtis and Ramsden ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Utiltize effective communication with patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.

Activities:
Scenarios and role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Assess a patient presenting with a traumatic injury within a trauma setting.

Activities:
Simulated case studies and scenarios. Whole-of-class case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Determine a patient's condition using a paramedic Decision Making Process.

Activities:
Scenarios. Written case studies within workbook.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Individually, and as part of a team plan, effectively implement the management of a patient presenting with a specific trauma condition

Activities:
Scenarios, skills stations, role play and workbook case
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Monitor and reassess patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.

Activities:
Scenarios, skills stations and workbook case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIllya Selmes

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The class will be divided into two groups - morning and afternoon."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour written examination (equivalent to 1000-words)50 02, 01, 03, 05, 04
One 30-minute individual practical examination (equivalent to 2,000-words)Hurdle requirement35 01, 04, 02, 03, 05
Online quiz (equivalent to 1,000-words)15 02, 03, 04, 05, 01