PARA104 - Foundations of Paramedic Practice

10 cp
Prerequisites
Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

As paramedicine is a discrete discipline, graduates entering this profession require a thorough understanding of the activities they will be required to perform and the scope under which they will practice. The Foundations of Paramedic Practice unit is required by students to achieve course learning outcomes related to contemporary professional paramedic practice, and the foundational skills needed by paramedics to perform their duties.

Therefore this unit introduces students to the foundations of paramedic practice. Important principles of biomechanics and manual handling will enable students to develop safe work practices within the pre–hospital environment. Students will acquire skills related to scene and client assessment. An introduction to the principles and practices of current Australian Resuscitation Guidelines will be applied.

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to contemporary professional paramedic concepts, including ethical and legal responsibilities in the role, principles of scene management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.