This topic is predominantly practical based and designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the fundamental clinical skills of paramedic practice. Students will develop their ability to manage a patient in cardiac arrest at Advanced Life Support (ALS) level, including post-resuscitation care, understanding and justifying their actions according to current best-practice.
Paramedics are often required to provide clinical interventions within high pressure environments and their ability to function is greatly assisted by the mastery of individual skills. Our aim in this topic is to provide the clinical reasoning behind various clinical interventions and provide an opportunity for students to learn and master these skills individually. The overall goal is for the student to integrate these skills to effectively manage an adult cardiac arrest at an Advanced Life Support (ALS) level.