This unit will allow students the opportunity to apply their skills as practically and culturally safe clinicians. Students will have the opportunity to build on and consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained from previous units, in relation to commonly experienced and complex conditions. This unit will further student knowledge and understanding of topics such as the principles of time criticality, fluid resuscitation, haemorrhage control, shock, traumatic cardiac arrest, soft tissue injuries, burns and ballistics and crush/compartment syndrome, 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:
RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Suggested further readings will be made via VU Collaborate. Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Shaban, R., Fry, M. & Considine, J. (2019). Emergency and trauma care for nurses and paramedics. 3rd edition. Elsevier. Cameron, P., Little, M., Biswadev, M. & Deasy, C. (2019). Textbook of adult emergency medicine. 5th edition. Elsevier.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):