PARAMEDIC MANAGEMENT - TRAUMA

PAR3PMT

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop an understanding of the underpinning pathophysiology relating to specific trauma conditions and the importance of integrating this theory into practice. Students combine technical skills with theoretical knowledge within the workshops and during simulation scenarios, and will extend their knowledge of systematic assessment procedures and history taking technique to apply these to the patient presenting with a traumatic condition. Students use the decision making process to assess, plan the management of and monitor patients presenting with a variety of traumatic conditions. Communication techniques appropriate to patient presentations will be identified and developed.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3COS, 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, VICTORIA.
ReadingsEmergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and ParamedicsRecommendedCurtis, K., and Ramsden, C. 2011ELSEVIER MOSBY, Chatswood NSW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Individually and as part of a team, communicate effectively with patients presenting with traumatic conditions

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Individually, and as part of a team, assess a patient presenting with a traumatic injury within a trauma setting

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

03. Individually, and as part of a team, judge a patients condition using the Decision Making Process

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

04. Manage the environment in which trauma occurs

Activities:
simulated trauma and extrication activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

05. Plan management for a patient presenting with a trauma condition

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

06. Effectively manage, monitor and reassess patient traumatic conditions

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"class divided into 2 groups of 20 students (a.m. and p.m. class)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour written exam50 01, 02, 03
30-min individual practical examination (3,000-word equiv)hurdle requirement35 04, 05, 06
Mini-quiz following each module15