FAQ – Which type of equipment and clincial subjects are covered during the practical?

As a student, having spent the time to learn the basic theory of paramedical processes, it’s now time to out what you’ve learned into practice and gain those hands-on skills you’ve always dreamed of.

Our training has been designed to be more comprehensive and complete than you would expect from other course providers.

As paramedics themselves, our trainers are continually introducing new and realistic scenarios to allow students to dig deep and test their own abilities in all aspects of being the one person whose job it is to evaluate, diagnose, treat and stabilise a patient to prevent further injury or trauma from manifesting.

In view of this, the following is an example of what to expect at the practical workshop;

  • Australian Resuscitation Council –  Basic Life Support including use of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways, oxygen administration and bag valve mask ventilation
  • Use of Infection Control practices relevant to clinical environment
  • Work Health and Safety management of the emergency environment for paramedics, including: lifting techniques and stress management
  • Attendance at and initial management of the full range of emergency call-outs including: cardiac arrest and other cardiac conditions, medical emergencies, road traffic accidents, traumatic injuries and environmental conditions
  • Use of specialised paramedical equipment including: ECG monitors, pulse oximetry, non-invasive blood pressures, stethoscopes, glucometers.
  • Use of an automated and semi-automatic external defibrillator
  • Administration of a limited range of medications according to protocol to assist with the management of asthma, anaphylaxis, burns, chest pain, acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (ACPO), hypoglycaemia & pain control
  • Patient care procedures including: intramuscular injections, chest auscultation, abdominal assessments, 4 lead ECG, haemorrhage control using M.A.T.s (mechanical arterial tourniquets)
  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention
  • Management of patients across the lifespan including emergency childbirth (uncomplicated)
  • Use of immobilisation equipment, including: c-spine collars, spinal boards, CT-6 traction leg splint, SAM pelvic sling
  • Use of patient movement equipment, including: extrication boards, scoop stretchers, KED, slide sheets and carry sheets
  • Emergency triage
  • Emergency and non-emergency driving (fully equipped ambulance)

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