Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Traumatic and Environmental EmergenciesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401071.3

Discipline: PARAMEDICAL STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Robin Pap


Assumed Knowledge
First and second year of the BHSc (Paramedicine)


Prerequisite
401069 Paramedic Practice 4

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4669 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine).


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 2H  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit deals with pathophysiology and pathogenesis of traumatic injuries and environmental emergencies as well as safe and effective out-of-hospital management of these patients. Best patient outcomes are achieved when out-of-hospital care forms part of a trauma system. Paramedics are required to make decisions to achieve the provision of the right care and transfer to the right hospital in the right time. This applies to both, the single-patient incident and the mass casualty situation. This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively manage the patient(s) suffering traumatic injury or an environmental emergency. Furthermore, the unit aims to prepare the paramedic student to be part of a major incident response.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are expected to have a complete Western Sydney University student paramedic uniform including: Helmet, Boots, Belt, Hi-visibility wet-weather gear (jacket and pants), Cargo pants, Long-sleeved shirt, Jumper, Hi-visibility vest, Cap, Safety glasses, Students are expected to have their own stethoscope.


Courses
4669.1Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)CURRENT




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