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 apply his knowledge on how to manage medical emergencies independently that require problem-solving techniques where there are many factors, some of which interact and lead to unpredictable outcomes.

2. The delegate will demonstrate creativity in managing medical emergencies during the practice placements. They will manage the medical response team and will review performance of self and others. He will trains 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 and future 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 advanced knowledge of the patient assessment and provide hands on treatment using these advanced concepts in emergency medicine for injuries found in remote and austere environments.

2. The delegate will demonstrate strategic and creative responses in researching solutions to well defined concrete and abstract problems found in the clinical practice.

3. The delegate will demonstrate making judgements during the clinical practicum that are 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 required during the practical placement 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.