PARA320 - Paramedic Theory and Practice: Population Variances
Prerequisites PARA201 Paramedic Theory: Medical 2; PARA202 Paramedic Practice: Medical 1
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
Paramedics encounter situations and problems that require expedient, insightful and competent decision making to achieve optimal patient outcomes. While the number of pre–hospital gynaecological, obstetric, newborn, and paediatric emergencies are small, the acuity in such cases can be high. This unit is required by students to ensure they achieve the knowledge and skills to manage gynaecological, obstetric, newborn and paediatric conditions and emergencies.
This unit will introduce students to the theoretical aspects of pathophysiology and paramedic management of gynaecological, obstetric, newborn and paediatric patients whose presentations, needs and management vary from the general population. Students will also develop knowledge and practical skills in birthing, care of the newborn, and the pre–and post–partum woman.
The aim of this unit is to assist students to achieve an advanced knowledge of gynaecological, obstetric, newborn, paediatric and complex patient presentations and emergencies to ensure the optimal outcomes for patients and enhance the professional practice of paramedics.