When arriving at an emergency location, paramedics are faced with real-life situations, real people and often real lives could be at risk. In what is typically a chaotic scene, the paramedic has the training to be able to keep calm, assess the potential problems, and act accordingly.
Scenario-based paramedic training is therefore essential to give paramedic students the opportunity to be experience first-hand real-life scenarios to test their knowledge and responses in a safe and monitored environment.
Even after graduating, paramedic training scenarios will continue to allow for constant learning and up-skilling. In fact, Ambulance Victoria now have a virtual paramedic training program which provides a realistic and real time scenario of a grass and factory fire. This tool gives paramedics the chance to experience an unfolding disaster and plan what they would do.
Realistic scenario-based paramedic training is a critical component of paramedic training, ensuring students are adequately equipped to respond in real life situations. Paramedic training scenarios focus on scene management, situational awareness, teamwork and critical decision-making. Students in training are given the opportunity to simulate a real emergency and later reflect on what could be a real-world event.
Written and scenario based paramedic training assessments will put your practical skills and clinical knowledge to the test. As you progress through the Diploma of Emergency Health Care you will be taught medical techniques equivalent to that of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Medic.
You will also be authorised to deliver advanced drug therapy protocols (DTP’s), including: Adrenaline, Atropine, Frusemide, Metoclopramide, Morphine, Midazolam, Ondansetron. You will also learn Clinical Protocols and Pharmacology, including advanced airway management, 12 lead ECG monitoring and manual defibrillation, IV cannulation and fluid resuscitation, chest decompression…and more.
Entry-level paramedic courses start at the Certificate IV in Health Care – HLT41115, with the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science being the highest level qualification to become a Basic Life Support Medic in the private sector or as an entry pathway into university to study a Bachelor of Paramedical Science.
‘Being a part of such a rewarding industry’
“Paramedical science interests me as I am passionate about the industry. I thoroughly enjoy helping others and believe that studying paramedical science can result in me becoming a paramedic and being a part of such a rewarding industry. It is my goal to work within an industry where I can help others; and my passion for the industry.”
– Paramedic student APC
For more information on paramedic training call 1300 377 741