|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully provide clinical care in the aeromedical retrieval environment. Basic principles of aeromedical care will be reviewed and form the contextual environment for the subject. This will cross the spectrum of care from patient management, whether that is pre hospital or at the bedside in the referring hospital through to inflight care and the handover process at the end of the mission. Specific areas of clinical care likely to be encountered in aeromedical retrievals will be examined in detail. This will consist of best practise and the theory underpinning this. How this best practice may vary between the hospital situation and the aeromedical environment as a result of aviation physiology, flight characteristics or aircraft configuration will be reviewed and students will be aided in understanding the rationale for this. There will also be a focus on the impact of the aeromedical environment on equipment used and procedures performed with respect to selection, outcomes and use. The subject will provide students with not just the knowledge and practical skills to achieve this but also the knowledge, evidence and theory underpinning this to help promote the deeper level of understanding expected of leaders in the field.
Students must attend 3 day mini block
|Student must have previous knowledge regarding provision of medical care in critical care settings. This subject DOES NOT teach critical care medicine. It teaches application of critical care medicine in the unique retrieval environment.|
|Prerequisites:||This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval|
|Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Face to face teaching 02-Oct-2020 to 04-Oct-2020|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.