Hospital avoidance for paramedics


Hospital avoidance for paramedics

This module aims to enable students to effectively manage patients presenting in the unscheduled setting within the out of hospital setting. They will be able to recognise key risk features and show an awareness of referral pathways for a range of conditions.

The module is designed for paramedics working with people with complex conditions in any out of hospital setting. The module provides an understanding of the complexity of the needs and risks associated with such service users. The module will focus on the safe and effective management of individuals with both stable and unstable chronic conditions, with the aim of avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically discuss the characteristics of people across the life span whose care may be safely and effectively managed out of hospital.
  2. Conduct a detailed focused assessment of patients across the lifespan.
  3. Critically explore and manage the effects of exacerbation on the wellbeing of people with complex or long-term conditions.
  4. Critically discuss use of evidence in planning and implementing out of hospital care including risk management.
  5. Evaluate literature to inform current and evolving research and evidence-based practice.
  6. Evaluate the use of community pathways and measuring effectiveness.
  7. Critically evaluate the process of managing stressful situations and breaking bad news.

Who is the module for?

  • Students should be registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency out of hospital care setting.

Module code: PS604Y

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

Assessment: Investigative report

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: 10 days

Module dates*
27, 28 Feb, 13, 14, 27, 28 Mar, 1, 2, 8, 9 May 2017 CANCELLED

*Dates may change

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

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