DipPHRM Curriculum

Content is catalogued with tags for each domain of the DipPHRM curriculum.

The full ACEM document is available here as a PDF.

Click the hyperlink at each heading to see posts related to that domain.

Domain 1: Medical Expertise

1.1 The PHRM Context and Environment

1.1.1 Introduction to PHRM 

1.1.2 PHRM Systems 

1.1.3 Principles of Flight Operations

1.1.4 Scene Safety and Awareness 

1.1.5 Transport Safety

1.1.6 Transport Physiology

1.1.7 Working in a Transport Environment

1.1.8 Entrapment and Extrication 

1.1.9 PHRM Equipment

1.1.10 Complex Interdisciplinary Tasks

1.2 Clinical Practice 

1.2.1 Initial Assessment, Treatment and Transport Prioritisation 

1.2.2 Patient Packaging

1.2.3 Clinical Management of the Trapped Patient

1.2.4 Management of Emergencies During Retrieval 

1.2.5 Pre-hospital and Retrieval Anaesthesia and Sedation

1.2.6 Invasive Life, Limb and Sight Saving Procedures 

1.2.7 Mechanical Ventilation and Respiratory Support

1.2.8 PHRM Management of the Critically Injured Patient 

1.2.9 PHRM Management of the Critically Ill Patient 

1.2.10 PHRM Management of Obstetric Emergencies

1.2.11 PHRM Management of Acute Behavioural Disturbance

1.2.12 PHRM Management of Critically Ill or Injured Paediatric Patients

1.2.13 PHRM Management of Neonatal Patients by non-Neonatal Retrieval Services

1.2.14 PHRM Management of the Bariatric Patient

1.2.15 PHRM Management of Older Patients

1.2.16 PHRM Management of Infectious Diseases

1.2.17 PHRM Management of Environmental Emergencies 

1.2.18 PHRM Management of the Dying Patient

1.3 Multi-casualty and Major Incident Management

1.3.1 Principles of Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery

1.3.2 Operational and Tactical Response to Multi-Casualty and Major Incidents

Domain 2: Prioritisation and Decision-Making

2.1 Cognition and Decision Making

2.1.1 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making 

2.1.2 Principles of Mindful and Reflective Practice 

2.1.3 Strategies for Mitigation of Cognitive Bias

Domain 3: Communication

3.1 Communication in the PHRM Context 

3.1.1 Principles of Successful Communication in PHRM 

3.1.2 Communication Processes 

3.1.3 Communication Devices and Procedures 

Domain 4: Teamwork and Collaboration

4.1 Teamwork

4.1.1 Principles of Teamwork and CRM in the PHRM Environment

4.1.2 Critical Incident Debrief

Domain 5: Management and Leadership

5.1 Management

5.1.1 Development and Maintenance of a Safety Culture in PHRM

5.1.2 Safety Systems in PHRM

5.1.3 Adverse Events Investigation and Management

5.2 Leadership

5.2.1 Retrieval Coordination Processes

5.3 Governance

5.3.1 Audit and Quality Assurance

Domain 6: Health Advocacy

6.1 Support and Access 

6.1.1 Regional and Remote Health Support

6.1.2 Cultural Competence

6.1.3 Recognition and Management of Psychological Risk in PHRM

Domain 7: Scholarship and Teaching

7.1 Scholarship

7.1.1 Research in the PHRM Context

7.1.2 Evidence-based Medicine in the PHRM Environment

7.2 Teaching

7.2.1 Teaching in the PHRM Context

Domain 8: Professionalism

8.1 Personal Responsibility

8.1.1 Fitness to Practice 

8.1.2 Commitment to Ongoing Learning Ethics

8.2.1 Medico-legal Frameworks Impacting on PHRM Practice

8.3 Media Management 

8.3.1 Media Management