This unit of study explores, at a beginning level, the knowledge and clinical practices related to the delivery of pre-hospital health services. The roles and contexts within which nurses may act as first line responders will be discussed. Students will explore clinical practices within an integrated healthcare system and consider the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery. The principles of emergency management in primary healthcare settings, retrieval systems and planning for the management of multiple casualties from natural, chemical or infective disasters and conflict will be investigated.
lectures 13x2-hr, tutorials 8x2-hr, clinical labs 4x3-hrs and 1x6-hr
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline
48 Year 1 credit points and 36 Year 2 credit points and NURS3007