PARAMEDIC CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY

PAR3PCR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the advanced clinical management of critically ill or injured patients in complex situations. You will be introduced to paramedic advanced life support (ALS) and intensive care (ICP) practices, and gain insight into the process of working with ALS and ICP paramedics and allied emergency and healthcare professionals. You will engage in complex simulated learning environments (SLE) and case reviews, thereby further developing your advanced problem solving and decision-making skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR3COS, PAR3IPP

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)
ReadingsMosby's Paramedic TextbookPrescribedSanders, MJ 2010ELSEVIER MOSBY, 4TH EDN, ST LOUIS, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate effective communication with patients presenting with medical conditions of a cardiac or respiratory nature

Activities:
Group work activities Scenarios and role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Construct and perform comprehensive assessments of patients with cardiac and/or respiratory conditions in a variety of simulated settings

Activities:
Group work activities Scenarios and role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Assess a patient's cardiac and/or respiratory condition using a paramedic Decision Making Process

Activities:
Interactive lectures Group work activities Scenarios and role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Manage, monitor and reassess patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions

Activities:
Interactive lectures Group work activities Scenarios and role play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

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 1.0 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*
1 assignment (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
1 hour Written Examination (1000 word equivalent)50 01, 04, 03, 02
30 minute Individual Prac Exam- Clinical Skills & Medical Case Simulation(2000 word equivalent)Hurdle Requirement30 03, 02, 01, 04