This unit will introduce students to pain assessment and management, fundamental pharmacology, basic ECG interpretation and analysis and an introduction to the Ambulance Victoria Clinical Practice Guidelines as a model of practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HFB1213

Prerequisites

HFB1112 - Paramedic Clinical Practice 1

HBM1202 - Anatomy and Physiology 2

HFB1207 - Principles of Drug Actions for Health Professionals

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate and articulate the safe administration of community-based emergency medication administration.  
  2. Describe and demonstrate competency in managing patients with medical and trauma emergencies.  
  3. Demonstrate and justify the criteria for shockable or non-shockable ECG rhythms.  
  4. Differentiate between adult and paediatric assessments.  
  5. Reflect and discuss the concepts underpinning decision making, critical thinking and evidence based practice.  

Assessment

Knowledge, skills and values developed in this unit will be assessed through skills assessment, simulated patient scenario assessment, placements (clinical or equivalent), clinical placement logbook and workbook and SDL (minimum of 12 hrs). To obtain a pass in this ungraded unit, all components of assessment must be attempted and passed.
Assessment type Description Grade
Other Workbook Pass/Fail
Other Skills Assessment Pass/Fail
Other Simulated Patient Scenario Assessment Pass/Fail
Practicum Placements and completed Logbook Pass/Fail
Other Self-directed Learning (minimum of 12 hrs) Pass/Fail
Practical sessions have a hurdle requirement of at least 80% attendance and placement sessions have a hurdle requirement of 100% attendance. The practical sessions enables students to acquire the essentials skills and knowledge expected in paramedic practice. Ambulance Victoria requires students to engage with clinical placement and not undertake other university commitments at this time.

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