Curriculum

1.Introduction to retrieval medicine
1.1.Service structure
1.2.Mission types & organisation
1.3.Handover & documentation

2.Retrieval environment
2.1.Air medical issues
2.2.Pre-hospital scene safety
2.3.Crew resource management
2.4.Radio communication
2.5.Infection control

3.Pre-hospital trauma
3.1.Introduction to pre-hospital trauma
3.2.Airway management & RSI
3.3.Thoracic trauma
3.4.Abdominal trauma
3.5.Pelvic trauma
3.6.Extremity trauma
3.7.Traumatic brain injury
3.8.Spinal injury
3.9.Burns
3.10.Fluid therapy

4.Interhospital retrieval
4.1.Mission planning
4.2.Patient packaging

5.Equipment & monitoring
5.1.Ventilators
5.2.Monitors
5.3.Infusion devices
5.4.Vascular & osseous access
5.5.Retrieval bridge
5.6.Stretcher systems
5.7.Ultrasound
5.8.Surgery & splintage
5.9.Oxygen & Suction
5.10.Trauma packs

5.10.Patient handling & immobilisation

6.Critical care
6.1.Airway management
6.2.Respiratory disorders
6.3.Ventilation
6.4.Acute cardiology
6.5.Shock & vasoactive therapy
6.6.Neurocritical care
6.7.Sepsis
6.8.Environmental emergencies
6.9.Poisoning

7.Special patient groups
7.1. The paediatric patient
7.2. The pregnant patient
7.3. The bariatric patient
7.4. The psychiatric patient
7.5. The geriatric patient

8.Complex retrieval
8.1. Balloon pump transfers
8.2. ECMO transfers
8.3. Bariatric transport

9.Major & special incidents
9.1.Multiple casualties
9.2.Chemical incidents
9.3.Firearms incidents
9.4.Urban Search & Rescue

10.Rescue & extrication
10.1.Motor vehicle crashes
10.2.Water rescue
10.3.Canyon rescue
10.4.Vertical response
10.5.Confined space rescue

11.Practical procedures
11.1.Rapid sequence induction
11.2.Cricothyrotomy
11.3.Thoracostomy
11.4.Thoracotomy
11.5.Tourniquet
11.6.Spinal immobilisation
11.7.Intraosseous
11.8.Limb splintage
11.9.Pelvic splintage
11.10.Fracture & joint manipulation
11.11.Amputation
11.12.Hysterotomy
11.13.Balloon tamponade of obstetric, gastrointestinal and penetrating trauma emergencies
11.14.Pleural ultrasound
11.15.RUQ ultrasound
11.16.Basic cardiac/IVC ultrasound
11.17.Fascia iliaca block
11.18.Escharotomy
11.19 Pericardial drain insertion
11.20 Videolaryngoscopy
11.21 Flexible optic intubation
11.22 Airway topical anaesthesia

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