PARA108 - Paramedic Practice: Trauma Emergencies

10 cp
BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1; PARA104 Foundations of Paramedic Practice
Co–requisite PARA203 Trauma Theory in Paramedicine
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit provides student the opportunity to achieve knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of a person exposed to trauma, environmental exposure and envenomation in the pre–hospital environment in accordance with general paramedic principles and relevant clinical practice guidelines. The learning in this unit complements the theoretical learning in PARA107: Paramedic Theory: Trauma Emergencies.

It is a requirement that paramedics are able to link theory with practice and perform clinical duties underpinned by a theoretical understanding. Foundational concepts such as critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgement will be introduced and practice skills will be developed and extended through scenario based learning in the laboratory. This unit is required by students to assist them to use theory to drive their clinical practice and to understand how practice is guided by a continual process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation – skills critical for the paramedic to deliver best practice.

The aim of this unit is to assist students to achieve proficiency in the practical aspects of recognition, assessment and management of trauma related presentations.