PAR4202 - Aeromedical retrieval - Clinical
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Ms Andrea Wyatt and Dr Melinda Truesdale
This unit will explore the specific modifications to clinical practice required when adapting to the aeromedical environment. This exploration will be based on the affects of altitude on susceptible medical, surgical and traumatic conditions and will emphasise the importance of appropriate in-flight equipment commonly used for patient monitoring and ventilatory and circulatory support. Related clinical management strategies including prediction of potential aeromedical problems so as to ensure the safe and efficient transport of patients will be developed.
By the completion of this unit, the student should be able to:
Examination 60%, 2 Case Studies 40%.
76 hours comprising lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and clinical scenarios, self-directed learning materials and WebCT