Paramedic Clinical Practice 1

    Unit code: HFB1112 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    St Albans
    HBM1001 - Anatomy and Physiology 1
    HFB1003 - Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism
    HFB1001 - Cultural Safety
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit will introduce students to the fundamental skills and concepts that will form the basis of their paramedic clinical practice, providing students an opportunity to apply their skills as professionally and culturally safe clinicians. Students will apply, integrate, and develop their theoretical knowledge. Specific areas of focus will include basic life support, resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient, vital signs and secondary surveys, patient time criticality, wound and injury management, patient records and other practice documentation, Occupational Health and Safety, and safe manual handling. Students will incorporate pathophysiology and relevant aspects of the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards. Students are encouraged to participate in safe and effective communication and critical, self-reflection throughout the unit, to allow for continued student development

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss and demonstrate competence and safe practice of foundational paramedic clinical skills;
    2. Exemplify systematic clinical approaches, assessments, and decision making skills in the management and care of patients effected by minor physical traumatic injuries typical in the paramedic setting;
    3. Exemplify systematic clinical approaches, assessments, and decision making skills in the management and care of patients requiring resuscitation in the context of clinical paramedicine; and
    4. Describe and demonstrate formal mechanisms to ensure students are fit to practice safely, including the principles of safe manual handling.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: Pass/Fail
    OSCE 1 (Resuscitation)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: Pass/Fail
    OSCE 2 (other clinical presentation)
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: Pass/Fail
    Assessment type: Other
    Grade: Pass/Fail
    Self-directed learning

    Required reading

    Emergency and trauma care for nurses and paramedics
    Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Shaban, R., Fry, M. & Considine, J. (2019)| Elsevier

    As part of a course

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