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EPP001 University Certificate in Emergency Protective Patient Care (16)

Abstract

Charles Sturt University’s (CSU’s) Emergency Protective Patient Care (EPPC) program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to be prepared for clinical responses while functioning in the protective environment, including austere settings. The University Certificate in Emergency Protective Patient Care is designed to specifically provide first response skills for professionals working in the area of people protection to protect any person who may have suffered a medical or traumatic experience whilst in protective care. The University Certificate in Emergency Protective Patient care will be delivered be delivered via blended learning including online learning and knowledge assessment and residential schools to allow for intense high fidelity practical scenario application and assessment. Each of the four modules will be compliant with the standard CSU subject hours and will cover CSU subject matter.  In order to ensure that advanced standing is achievable the modules will be mapped and aligned with current CSU subjects and alignment will be maintained throughout the life of the course.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Twelve sessionsHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

First aid/CPR and AED knowledge as evidenced by a current and valid Senior First Aid and CPR/AED certification from a recognized Australian provider

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have the necessary knowledge, skills and values to be prepared for clinical responses while functioning in the protective environment
  • be able to bring emergency medical services capability to their organisation
  • function as a high level medical responder with an advanced skill set of interventions and pharmacology
  • operate as an effective member of a multidisciplinary health team.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Emergency Protective Patient Care including anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, patient assessment and diagnostics
  • Emergency Protective Trauma Care including injury mechanism, kinetics, specific physiologic assessments and treatments of traumatic, environmental and toxicological emergencies
  • Emergency Protective Medical Care including specific physiologic assessments and treatments for sudden medical conditions
  • Integrating Emergency Protective Patient Care including integrating skills and knowledge in a holistic approach to the injured or ill patient

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 9 day residential school. Students will be required to attend four residential schools to successfully complete this course.  The first residential school will include 24 hours face to face teaching time and will focus on practical skill assessments.  The final three residential schools will be 16 hours face to face and with intense high fidelity practical scenario applications.  Students will be required to cover travel and accommodation costs, these will vary depending on where the student lives and therefore  how many nights they will need to stay at CPD Bathurst.  At a minimum it would be 2 nights for the first residential school and one night for the second.  As the second residential school will be assessing a broad range of knowledge and application skills acquired during the course it is not possible to combine the residential schools.
 

Specialised Resources

  1. Use of high fidelity simulation mannikins and support technogies.
  2. Patient care equipment including AED and oxygen equipment

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.