Sydney Professional Certificate

Retrieval Medicine

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in retrieval medicine.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the theory that underpins the operational environment of retrieval medicine including safety systems, clinical, governance and human factors
  • Analyse the conditions that impact on patient and retrieval crew outcomes and critique the application of best practice in different retrieval situations
  • Critique:
    -appropriate prehospital trauma care
    -critical care issues specific to different transport mode; and
    -issues regarding special groups that are increasingly encountered in retrieval medicine
  • Describe equipment and monitoring in retrieval medicine.

 
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Sydney Professional Certificate in Retrieval Medicine

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
CRIT5006
Retrieval Med - Operational Environment
6      Semester 1
CRIT5007
Clinical Retrieval Medicine
6    P CRIT5006
Semester 2

Sydney Professional Certificate in Retrieval Medicine

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
CRIT5006 Retrieval Med - Operational Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Brian Burns, A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 1 Classes: Face to face workshop (1x 2 days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning Assessment: online exam (20%); 1x 1,500 word essay (30%);, 2x online discussions (30%); online quizzes (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Retrieval medicine is an emerging specialty area within the broader field of critical care medicine. This unit of study has four modules: Scene Management and Safety; Aeromedical Environment; Retrieval Transportation; and Special Rescue Settings. On successful completion of this unit students will have gained: an understanding of the theory that underpins the operational environment of retrieval medicine including safety systems, clinical governance and human factors. Through case study presentations and discussion, students will analyse the conditions that impact on patient and retrieval crew outcomes and critique the application of best practice in different retrieval situations.
Textbooks
ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine ed by T Nutbeam and M Boylan 1 ed; Wiley-Blackwell (2013); ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine ed by A Lowe and J Hulme 1 ed Wiley-Blackwell (2013); Aeromedical Transportation: A Clinical Guide T Martin 2nd ed; Ashgate Publishing Limited; (2006); Cases in Pre-hospital Retrieval Medicine M Hooper; Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd (2009); ASTNA Patient Transport: Principles and Practice(Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice) RS Holleran; Mosby; 4th edition (2009);
CRIT5007 Clinical Retrieval Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 2 Classes: Face to face workshop (1x 2 days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning Prerequisites: CRIT5006 Assessment: 1x 60 minute online exam (20%); 1x 1500 word essay (30%);, 2x online discussions (30%); online quizzes (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit follows on from CRIT5006 and aims to equip students to practice in this exciting field of retrieval medicine. The unit of study has three major areas: prehospital trauma care; critical care transport; and special patient groups (obstetric, neonatal and paediatric, bariatric, mechanical cardiorespiratory support). On successful completion of this unit students will be able to analyse and critique: appropriate prehospital trauma care; critical care issues specific to different transport modes; and issues regarding special groups that are increasingly encountered in retrieval medicine. Students will also gain an understanding of equipment and monitoring in retrieval medicine.
Textbooks
ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine ed by T Nutbeam and M Boylan 1 ed; Wiley-Blackwell (2013); ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine ed by A Lowe and J Hulme 1 ed Wiley-Blackwell (2013); Aeromedical Transportation: A Clinical Guide T Martin 2nd ed; Ashgate Publishing Limited; (2006); Cases in Pre-hospital Retrieval Medicine M Hooper; Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd (2009); ASTNA Patient Transport: Principles and Practice(Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice) RS Holleran; Mosby; 4th edition (2009);