In this unit, students will apply clinical skills relevant to paramedicine and demonstrate culturally safe practice. They will build on and consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained from previous units, in relation to complex yet commonly experienced patient conditions. Topics of interest will include cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and endocrine conditions, using contemporary and evidence-based best practice. The unit will focus on pre-hospital assessment and management of these patients, through to hospital procedures. This includes pathophysiology, the safe use of pharmacotherapies and incorporating relevant aspects of the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards. Students are encouraged to participate in effective written and verbal communication and critical, self-reflection throughout the unit, to allow for continued student development.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):