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APS508 Extended Care Clinical Management (8)

Abstract

This subject builds on the students’ knowledge and experience as a paramedic as a number of clinical situations are contextualised to the extended care paramedic setting. During this subject the student will learn about analgesia and sedation, trauma, mental health, infections, wound care management, and palliative care. This subject will address these topics with a focus on primary health care patient assessment, treatment, case management and identification of transport, referral or field care options.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: APS508
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in postgraduate paramedic study.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to apply a complex knowledge of the pharmacology of analgesia and sedation to the safe and effective provision of extended care interventions.
  • Be able to apply a knowledge of pharmacology to the safe and effective selection and administration of medications for commonly encountered infections in the extended care paramedic setting.
  • Be able to implement safe and appropriate patient assessment, therapeutic intervention, and management strategies derived from current evidence based knowledge to mental health care in the extended care paramedic setting.
  • Be able to implement safe and appropriate patient assessment and management strategies derived from current evidence based knowledge to palliative care in the extended care paramedic setting.
  • Be able to make informed and safe clinical decisions based on a knowledge of the pathophysiological processes of trauma conditions and commonly encountered infections in the extended care paramedic setting.
  • Be able to apply a complex and current knowledge of advanced wound care management principles as applicable to extended care paramedics.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Analgesia and sedation
  • Trauma
  • Mental health
  • Infections
  • Wound care management
  • Palliative care

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.