PARA301 - Paramedic Theory: Population Variances

10 cp
Prerequisites:
PARA210 Paramedic Theory: Medical 2
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

Paramedics encounter situations and problems that require expedient, insightful and competent decision making to achieve optimal patient outcomes. While the number of pre-hospital gynaecological, obstetric, newborn, and paediatric emergencies are small, the acuity in such cases can be high. This unit is required by students to ensure they achieve the knowledge and skills to manage gynaecological, obstetric, newborn and paediatric conditions and emergencies.

This unit will introduce students to the theoretical aspects of pathophysiology and paramedic management of gynaecological, obstetric, newborn and paediatric patients whose presentations, needs and management vary from the general population. Students will also develop knowledge and practical skills in birthing, care of the newborn, and the pre and post-partum woman. This content will be complimented by the unit PARA302 Paramedic Practice: Population Variances which facilitates the application of this knowledge in a clinical context.

The aim of this unit is to assist students to achieve an advanced knowledge of gynaecological, obstetric, newborn and paediatric conditions and emergencies to ensure the optimal outcomes for patients and enhance the professional practice of paramedics.