Retrieval medicine is an emerging specialty area within the broader field of critical care medicine. This unit of study has four modules; Module 1: Scene Management and Safety; Module 2: Aeromedical Environment; Module 3: Retrieval Transportation; Module 4: Special Rescue Settings. On successful completion of this unit of study 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.
Face to face intensive (1x2days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning
1x1hr online exam (20%) 1x1,500 word essay (30%), 2x online discussions (30%) and quizzes (20%)
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