COMPLEX TRAUMA MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites PHE3COS and PAR3IPP and PAR3PMT
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics||Prescribed||Ambulance Victoria 2014||BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)|
|Readings||Mosby's Paramedic Textbook||Prescribed||Sanders, MJ 2010||4TH EDN, ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, USA|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate effective communication with patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.
- Scenarios and role play
02. Assess a patient presenting with a traumatic injury within a trauma setting.
- Simulated case studies and scenarios. Whole-of-class case studies.
03. Determine a patient's condition using a paramedic Decision Making Process.
- Scenarios. Written case studies within workbook.
04. Plan the management, and effectively
- Scenarios, skills stations, role play and workbook case
05. Monitor and reassess patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.
- Scenarios, skills stations and workbook case studies
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Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|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 requirement||35||01, 04, 02, 03, 05|
|Online quiz at the end of each module (equivalent to 1,000-words)||15||02, 03, 04, 05, 01|