This unit will allow students to apply, integrate and further develop their theoretical knowledge. This unit will introduce students to the pathophysiology and related pharmacology of cardiac, neurological, respiratory and endocrine emergencies. Evidence-based assessment and management of these patients will be explored within the paramedic context, including the safe use of pharmacotherapies. Students will apply their knowledge as professionally and culturally safe clinicians underpinned by the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
RECOMMENDED TEXTS: McCance, K.L., Huether, S.E., Brashers, V.L., & Rote, N.S. (2018) Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children 8th ed. St Lois MO: Mosby Cameron, P., Little, M., Biswadev, M. & Deasy, C. (2019). Textbook of emergency medicine. 5th edition. Elsevier. Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Shaban, R., Fry, M. & Considine, J. (2019). Emergency and trauma care for nurses and paramedics. 3rd edition. Elsevier. Bryant, B. Knights, K., Darroch, S., & Rowland, A. (2018) Pharmacology for health professionals 5th ed. Elsevier Cohn, E. G. (2012) Flip and See ECG 4th ed. St Louis: Elsevier Wesley, K. (2016). Huszar's Basic Dysrhythmias and Acute Coronary Syndromes. 6th edition. Elsevier.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):