Assessment and management of trauma in the pre-hospital environment Academic Credits
This module runs during the third academic semester only. Online synchronous tutorials will be announced on commencement of the module and in accordance with student and tutor availability.
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On successful completion students will be able to:
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of pre-hospital trauma and the associated pathophysiology of injury
Critically analyse and evaluate guidelines and recommendations relating to patient assessment following traumatic injury
Critically evaluate guidelines and recommendations in relation to the management and treatment of patients following traumatic injury (including those associated with major/complex incidents)
Critically analyse the legal, ethical, professional, and individual responsibilities of the emergency care provider when dealing with pre-hospital trauma/traumatic incidents
Applicants will already be employed as registered pre-hospital healthcare professionals.
This module focuses on the role of the practitioner in the pre-hospital environment and the understanding and application of knowledge and skills pertaining to trauma. This will include and exploration of:
Kinematics and traumatic mechanisms of injury
Civilian and military approaches to trauma management (including Major Incident Medical Management)
Mass casualty management
Stress management and debriefing
The normal physiological response to trauma across the age continuum
Issues related to pregnancy and underlying health conditions.
Current assessment principles, and associated guidelines
Accepted systems of pre-hospital treatment; specific treatment options.
You will gain a theoretical knowledge and understanding of pre-hospital trauma and the associated pathophysiology of injury. You will also be empowered to critically analyse and evaluate trauma guidelines pertaining to patient assessment and management, and also analyse the legal, ethical, professional and individual responsibilities of the emergency care provider when dealing with pre-hospital trauma and traumatic incidents.
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