This unit will introduce students to the theoretical foundations underpinning professional paramedic practice, including governance, communication, team work, leadership and scope of practice. Manual handling and infection control will be introduced and developed to support safe work practices in the pre-hospital setting. It will also introduce and develop skills in approaching scenes and patients systematically in the pre-hospital setting including basic and intermediate life support. The clinical techniques, skills, approaches and problem solving required for professional paramedic practice will continue to be developed in a controlled, simulated, interdisciplinary team environment. The foundations of Paramedicine professional practice are embedded within this unit. Students will be required to spend at least 30 hours in clinical skill session which will be offered as an intensive.
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