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MICA paramedic trauma and emergency care (12 points)


Leader: Ms A Wyatt

Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject covers the necessary skills and knowledge required by MICA paramedics to provide care to the paediatric, neonatal, obstetric and adult population. Related content includes: trauma systems; time critical guidelines; triage; perfusion status assessment; fluid resuscitation; pain relief; emergency sedation; emergency needle thoracostomy; intraosseous infusion; jugular venous cannulation; and the pneumatic anti-shock suit. This subject will also detail the management of common medical emergencies and will cover advanced airway techniques including intubation and ventilatory support.

Assessment: Examinations: 75% + Small group activity: 15% + Clinical problem solving worksheet: 10 % + Practical assessment: Pass/Fail

Contact Hours: 312 hours including 160 hours direct contact

Prerequisites: employment by an Ambulance Service

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