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Cardiac care for paramedics

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Cardiac care for paramedics

This module aims to effectively recognise, manage and refer patients with a range of cardiovascular diseases from the out of hospital setting to an appropriate care pathway.

The module is designed to allow students to explore a range of topics relating to cardiovascular diseases encountered in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

It covers the presentation, pathophysiology, aetiology, epidemiology and initial management of patients presenting with these diseases. It is designed to offer the opportunity to explore the theory which underpins clinical paramedic management.

Learning outcomes:

Level 5

  1. Discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of a range of cardiovascular diseases and how they relate to paramedic practice.
  2. Exercise clinical governance and reflection of cardiac patients through case presentation and discussion.
  3. Apply the anatomy, physiology and related pathophysiology of a range of cardiovascular diseases to paramedic practice.
  4. Gather and evaluate a range of assessment findings in order to recognise cardiovascular diseases in the out of hospital setting.
  5. Formulate an appropriate evidence based management plan based upon assessment findings.
  6. Evaluate the research underpinning the paramedic management of cardiovascular diseases.

Level 6

  1. Critically discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of a range of cardiovascular diseases and how they relate to paramedic practice.
  2. Exercise clinical governance and critical reflection of cardiac patients through case presentation and discussion.
  3. Discuss the anatomy, physiology and related pathophysiology of a range of cardiovascular diseases and how they relate to paramedic practice.
  4. Gather and evaluate a range of assessment findings in order to recognise cardiovascular diseases in the out of hospital setting.
  5. Formulate and discuss an appropriate evidence based management plan based upon assessment findings.
  6. Evaluate the research underpinning the paramedic management of cardiovascular diseases.

Who is the module for?

  • Registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code: PS501Y/PS601Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 5 and 6

Assessment: MCQ and online learning portfolio.

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: 6 days

Module dates:*

  • 7, 14, 21 February, 1, 7 March, 11 April 2018
  • 24 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 May, 27 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leader: Phil Richardson

Programme: This module is part of the Paramedic Practice BSc(Hons)

Questions?
Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.