The course syllabus includes the following :-
- Kinematics – How to perform a ‘SCENE’ approach and predict injury based on the evidence of forces and motion as derived from the accident scene.
- Catastrophic bleeding – Learn to identify both internal and external haemorrhaging and apply suitable treatment such as tourniquets and haemostatic agents.
- Airways – Develop skills in identifying and managing airway problems, including use of OP/NP and I-GEL™ airways.
- Breathing – Study serious chest injuries and their management, including the use of chest seals.
- Circulation – Examine how the circulatory system works and how to identify and treat shock.
- Disability – Identify and treat head injuries and prevent secondary brain injury.
- Extremity Trauma – Identify and treat fractures and soft tissue injury using a wide range of splints and slings.
- Burns – Understand the different types, severity, and treatment of burns.
- Crush injuries – Recognition of the severity of crush injuries and management of these conditions.
- Paediatric Trauma – Recognise the difference between adult and child injuries, and adapt treatment methods for children.
- Packaging and evacuation – Learn the different ways of packaging casualties for rapid evacuation, and choose appropriate extrication and transport equipment for time-critical patients including long-boards, vacuum mattresses, scoop-stretchers and speed-boards.
- Special Circumstances – Discuss adaptations for treatment for pregnant patients or victims of drowning or poisoning.
- Triage – Understand major incident issues, prioritising and management of multiple casualties.
- CPR and AEDs – Learn the Resus Council 2015 CPR guidelines and the safest and most effective way to use AEDs.
- Medical Gases – Understand the physiology of respiration and the indications and contra-indications for oxygen and penthrox/entonox therapy.
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