Core elements in prehospital care
Core elements in prehospital care 2022-23
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
This module will provide healthcare professionals working in the pre-hospital environment, with the essential academic and clinical knowledge to formalise and develop your practice within different work settings. Practitioners are required to work effectively within challenging environments, and this bespoke module will provide you with the required underpinnings to stimulate your critical thinking and develop your advanced practice skills in pre hospital care/transfer and HEMS. This module, offered as part of a Masters pathway offers an exciting opportunity to advance pre-hospital and paramedical practice.A variety of interesting and innovative teaching and learning strategies will be used in the delivery of the module, to accommodate different learning styles, make use of your professional experience and expertise, and to enhance key leadership skills such as communication and discussion.
HEMS Medical Passenger Knowledge
Air law as it applies to Air Ambulance Operations
Aviation physics and physiology
Landing site safety
HEMS Air Crew Key Skills - In-flight emergencies -Fire safety
HEMS Medical Passenger Skills -Stretcher loading -Radio use Airpersonship Crew Resource Management History in prehospital care: mechanisms of injury, reading the wreckage, and witness reports. Assessment: primary and secondary survey, point of care diagnostics Treatment: key advanced prehospital interventions and triage to definitive care
Pathophysiology underlying injury; integrating injury mechanisms with anatomy.
Trauma management; Management of thoracic injury -Thoracic ultrasound assessment -Needle chest decompression Intravenous access -Intraosseous access -Umbilical venous access in neonates Management and termination of fitting Spinal injury stabilisation and management.
Management of pregnancy and labour -Managing emergency childbirth -Perimortem caesarean section Management of pregnancy and labour -Intrauterine resuscitation -Management of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy -Management of peripartum haemorrhage -Medical and traumatic resuscitation of the pregnant patient -Management of pregnancy and labour -Managing fitting in labour
Neonatal Care-understanding of key differences between neonate and older children/adults -Newborn resuscitation -Management of neonatal hypoglycaemia -Management of fitting -Neonatal temperature control
Wound management -Basic wound care and management -Burns care -Immobilisation of fractures -Fracture and disclocation reduction Limb amputation Sepsis management Contaminated wound management
Cardiovascular support -Fluid management in all settings (medical and trauma) -Post cardiac arrest management -Management of catastrophic haemorrhage, including: use of tourniquets; pelvic and femoral stabilisation; clam shell thoracotomy. -Management of cardiac arrest: traumatic and medical
Neurological support -Balancing neuroprotection versus haemodynamic support in the multiply injured
-threshold -Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of professional accountability issues. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module. -good -Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria. -excellent -Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Critically assess the extent to which Ergonomics and Human Factors (including AKA Non-Technical Skills or ;Crew Resource Management) can influence patient safety in the pre-hospital environment.
- Develop a management plan for a critically ill or injured patient, and critically evaluate a variety of sources of information to support the plan.
- Identify and critically analyse supportive evidence in relation to professional judgement when making complex transport decisions including geography, weather and patient characteristics.
- Manage a complex pre-hospital scene where multiple patients require triage treatment and transportation.
Clinical Practical Assessment
Practical Assessment - competencies A selection of Essential and Desirable Work based competency assessments that demonstrate proficiency in: trauma management; care in special populations; cardiovascular support and neurological support which will allow the practitioner to competently
Viva Voce (Structured Oral Examination) 100% weighting