PAR4204 - Aeromedical retrieval rescue
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Ms Andrea Wyatt
This unit covers the role of the aeromedical team and the use of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in search and rescue. The content related to air search techniques includes search patterns, homing techniques and observer procedures. Students will undergo Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and focus on the rotary wing aircraft aeromedical rescue team and the specific skill of stabilising and packaging the patient for winching to safety. The safety requirements of search and rescue are emphasised. Post impact land survival techniques including water safety and sea survival in the event of impact are also discussed.
By completion of this unit, the student should demonstrate the appropriate level of knowledge, skill and ability to be able to:
76 hours comprising lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and clinical scenarios, self-directed learning materials and WebCT.