This topic is focussed on contemporary lifestyle issues relevant to emergency workers during their career in the health industry. It explores issues relating to shift work, stress (post traumatic stress disorder and chronic condition stress), health, nutrition, physical activity, core stability, injury prevention, and the psychological foundations of good mental health. Particular emphasis will be given to maintaining a healthy lifestyle while undertaking shift work within an emergency setting. Students will apply the principles learnt by participating in a variety of applied activities. Techniques for the safe application of manual handling during patient care will also be explored.
This topic aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the management of lifestyle concepts and their relation to shift work relevant to the emergency worker (Paramedic).