This theoretical unit will introduce students to aetiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment, presentation features and management of the traumatically injured person spanning primary, acute and emergency settings. National and international trauma epidemiology and trauma systems will also be reviewed. Unit structure will allow for students to apply their knowledge as professionally and culturally safe clinicians, abiding with National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and paramedicine’s legislated Professional Capabilities. Students are encouraged to participate in academic writing, effective communication and critical self-reflection throughout this unit.
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., Jelinek., G., Kelly, A., Murray, L. and Heyworth, J. (2014) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine 4th ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingstone 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
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):