PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics (8)

This subject will build upon the student's knowledge of assessment and clinical management and relate this to the paediatric patient following an intensive care approach in the out of hospital environment. The subject will explore emergency paediatric assessment using a structured approach and essential diagnostic techniques as well as outline the role of the paramedic in managing critically ill and injured children.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHC401. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Post Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies and Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to integrate knowledge about key growth, anatomical and physiological differences of infants and children with the ability to demonstrate age appropriate assessment and history taking techniques
  • be able to integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to construct an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of the seriously ill child who presents with alterations to their airway, respiratory, circulatory, neurologic or metabolic systems
  • be able to integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to construct an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of the seriously ill child who presents with cardiac arrest
  • be able to integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to construct an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of the seriously injured child who presents with trauma including toxicological emergencies
  • be able to explain how to adapt equipment and techniques of management to meet the needs of paediatric patients in positioning and immobilisation, airway management, ventilation, vascular access, and medication administration
  • be able to explain the out-of-hospital management of special situations that arise in paediatric populations including death and dying, child abuse and neglect, and technology assisted children

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1 Fundamentals of Paediatric Assessment
  • Module 2 Paediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Module 3 The Seriously Ill Child
  • Module 4 The Seriously Injured Child
  • Module 5 Special Situations in Paediatric Emergency Care

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHC401 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Module quizzes
20
2
Journal article appraisal
40
3
Final exam
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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