PARAMEDIC MANAGEMENT - TRAUMA

PAR3PMT

2019

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-ordinatorIllya Selmes

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 - current editionBLUE STAR PRINT, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively communicate with other team members to manage patients presenting with traumatic conditions.

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios

02. Assess patients presenting with traumatic injuries within a trauma setting and demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making.

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios

03. Adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations to effectively manage the environments in which trauma occurs.

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios

04. Plan and implement management strategies for patients presenting with trauma conditions while effectively monitoring and reassessing these patients to determine the effectiveness of treatments utilized.

Activities:
Weekly simulated patient assessment scenarios, group reviews of simulated trauma scenarios

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIllya Selmes

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 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."

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour written exam (1,000-words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
30-min individual practical examination (1,500-word equiv)hurdle requirement35 01, 02, 03, 04
Mini-quiz following each module (Wks 4, 7 & 9) (1,500-word equiv)15 01, 02, 03, 04