COMPLEX CLINICAL MANAGEMENT

PAR5CCM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR4PMA

Co-requisites PAR3GSN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and describe the roles of the multidisciplinary healthcare team members involved in the management of a patient within the context of a complex clinical situation in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings: (i) these professionals may include first responders, medical practitioners, community nurses, helicopter medical and flight crews, and emergency department (ED) staff.

Activities:
Scenarios and role-play.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Formulate and implement an assessment and treatment strategy in conjunction with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team: (i) devise and implement appropriate patient communication strategies; (ii) justify and apply principles of empathetic behaviour with both the patient and co-workers; (iii) demonstrate collaborative work practices with colleagues in the construction of assessment and treatment strategies; (iv) provide detailed rationale for all assessment and treatment strategies(v) interpret ECGs

Activities:
Scenarios, ECGand case study.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Independently, and as part of a team, plan and provide rationale for the response, scene management and determination of destination of the patient in an SLE scenario: (i) identify appropriate access and egress routes; (ii) determine the triage priority of the patient; (iii) assess and justify the need for additional support services.

Activities:
Scenarios, skill stations, role-play and case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Justify and demonstrate an awareness of specific entities that may be part of a complex clinical situation. These may include: (i) principles of crime scene preservation; (ii) personal safety at violent crime scenes; (iii) legal statutes and regulations governing patients and others; (iv) personal resilience and communication techniques in situations such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); (v) principles of the extrication of a trapped patient by the SES/CFA.

Activities:
Scenarios, skill stations, role-play and workbook case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 37 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 36
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via online.
"Students will be required to study online from weeks 2 to 7 of Semester 2."

Lecture Week: 37 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 32
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
5 ECG quizzes (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 word assignment25 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1-hour written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04