This module aims to expand on the concepts of assessing and managing a patient in the remote out-of-hospital environment. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake preliminary patient assessment and treatment, and will introduce them to the range of management options available for paramedics within a defined range of situations. This knowledge, and the skills gained during the module, will directly assist them in preparing for their placement modules.

Competences

 at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

1. The delegate will have advanced understanding of medical and trauma casualties found in the remote and austere setting. They will learn problem-solving techniques where there are many factors, some of which interact and lead to unpredictable outcomes.

2. The delegate will show creativity in managing Pharmacology, Patient Assessment, Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making, whilst managing the medical team and will review performance of self and others using the Gibbs reflective practice. The delegate will train others to assist him during medical emergencies.

3. The delegate will express a comprehensive internalised personal world view by utilising the Gibbs reflective model for reflecting on past performance.

4. The delegate will learn skills to undertake further emergency medical studies with a degree of autonomy.

Knowledge

at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

1. The delegate will build on their foundational knowledge of the paramedic assessment and develop hands on skills in medical treatment for injuries found in remote and austere environments.

2. The delegate will develop strategic and creative responses in researching solutions to well defined concrete and abstract problems.

3. The delegate will learn to makes judgements based on knowledge of relevant social and ethical issues surrounding patient assessment, trauma assessment and medical assessment including the treatments for medical emergencies found in resource poor environments. 

Skills

at the end of the module/unit the learner will have mastered the following skills:

Applying knowledge and understanding

The learner will be able to:

1. The delegate will understand advanced textbooks that will lead to further academic medical learning and will research solutions to abstract medical problems.

2. The delegate will demonstrate operational capacity and medical management skills using creativity and improvisation.

3. The delegate will interact with other medical team members to convey abstract and concrete medical solutions to emergencies.

4. The delegate will formulate practical and theoretical responses to abstract and concrete medical problems and makes judgments on social and ethical issues pertaining to the medical casualty.

5. The delegate will evaluate their own medical learning and will improve key competences for further medical learning and will promote team training.

6. The delegate shows responsibility for the reflective and efficient management of medical emergencies within agreed timeframes.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

The learner will be able to: 

1. The focus of this module is to develop a critical understanding of research principles, processes and methods and their application within the health setting and more specifically to paramedic practice. The module develops knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and facilitates the students' understanding of the philosophy behind evidence based practice.

2.The delegate will demonstrate an advanced understanding of: Airway Management, Medical assessment, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Neurologic Emergencies, Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Endocrine Emergencies, Haematologic Emergencies, Immunologic Emergencies, Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury, Shock and Resuscitation, Special Patient Populations