TM5577 - Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject provides students with the knowledge required to successfully provide
clinical care in the paediatric and neonatal secondary (interfacility) retrieval setting.
Basic principles of interfacility care will be reviewed and form the contextual environment
for the subject. Specific areas of paediatric and neonatal clinical care likely to
be encountered in the secondary retrievals environment will be examined in detail.
There will also be a focus on the impact of the aeromedical environment on patients,
procedures and equipment. The subject will provide students with not just the knowledge
needed to provide paediatric and neonatal care in the aeromedical environment, but
also knowledge of the evidence and theory underpinning these constructs.
- examine the key physiological differences and responses to injury and critical illness
between neonates, infants and children;
- compare and contrast the differences between standard hospital based care and aeromedical
retrievals of the neonate and paediatric patient;
- analyse the challenges that are specific to the neonatal and paediatric patient in
the aeromedical environment;
- evaluate the key aspects for crew configuration, asset selection and communication
for neonatal and paediatric retrievals;
- analyse the common clinical conditions and key clinical procedures likely to be encountered
in the aeromedical retireval of a neonate or paediatric patient.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- assignments (30%)
Special Assessment Requirements
|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.
||Students not admitted in the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval must submit
a current CV outlining a medical, nursing or allied health degree/qualification and
at least 2 years full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience) in a critical
care environment for approval by the Subject Coordinator prior to enrolment into the
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Ms Anita Robertson, Dr Stefan Mazur
||Ms Anita Robertson, Dr Stefan Mazur.
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