PARA202 - Paramedic Practice: Medical 1

10 cp
Prerequisites:
For Bachelor of Paramedicine: PARA108 Paramedic Practice: Trauma Emergencies
For Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine: PARA104 Foundations of Paramedic Practice
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

This unit will introduce students to the practical assessment and management of the medical presentations of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and infectious processes of disease and emergencies explored in PARA201 Paramedic Theory: Medical 1. Students will apply clinical management based on the underpinning theory both in the laboratory environment and in the course of undertaking clinical placement.

It is critical that all paramedic professionals understand the concepts and principles of managing medical emergencies and apply appropriate management plans in the out–of–hospital setting. Paramedic professionals encounter situations and problems that require expedient, insightful and competent decision making to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Skills developed in this unit assist students to building knowledge of paramedic practice which will guide their future performance as a health care professional.

The aim of this unit is to assist student to achieve recognition, advanced assessment and management of cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and infectious medical related presentations.