Proficiency in pre-hospital critical care will be based on the comprehension of the physiologic and pathophysiologic background as well as of current scientific evidence and, subsequently best clinical practice in specific areas of emergency medicine.
The candidate can...
- Critically appraise strategies for appropriate management of non-traumatic medical emergencies typically seen in pre-hospital emergency care.
- Discuss and reflect upon the latest scientific evidence and current best practice in key areas of pre-hospital critical emergency medicine with focus on the application and the implementation in emergency medical services (EMS).
- Analyse different EMS systems from the individual provider level to the systemic level and the interaction with cooperating agencies and hospital systems.
The candidate can...
- Demonstrate competence in patient management according to the current best practice, when responding to a patient with a non-traumatic medical emergency.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Appraise different strategies of high-quality patient management, both on the individual provider level and on the system level.
The candidate can...
- Display the ability to plan, execute, analyse and reflect upon the management of patients with critical non-traumatic medical emergency according to current medical evidence and current best practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically review new knowledge and scientific literature, and discuss its implication on current practice, both on the individual provider- and system level
- The organization of EMS and the challenges of delivering high-quality emergency care in the resource- limited pre-hospital environment in contrast to at the hospital
- Identification of the time-critical non-traumatic emergency patient
- Pathophysiology, pharmacology and current research related to pre-hospital critical emergency medicine
- Current evidence, guidelines and best practice for advanced pre-hospital treatment and management of the critically ill non-trauma patient of different age groups. The specific patient related topics covered will include:
- Respiratory emergencies
- Cardiocirculatory emergencies
- Neurologic emergencies
- Specific medical emergencies or sub-groups of patients
- Inter-professional teamwork and team resource management in pre-hospital patient management
- Critical decision making in pre-hospital critical emergency medicine
- Strategies for self- evaluation in the treatment of the critically ill patient
- Strategies for analyzing and evaluating the standard of treatment provided for the critically ill patient by the participants own EMS
- Organization of pre-hospital patient management and patient flow
- How and when to safely leave the emergency patient at home or scene
Required prerequisite knowledge
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- All students must select a scientific paper reporting on a study within pre-hospital emergency medical care, critically read the selected paper and prepare a brief oral presentation.
- The students must complete a note of max. 500 words presenting a tentative research project with a suggested research method and prepare an oral presentation.
- The students must complete an individual assignment of 1500 - 2000 words.
- 80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may apply for individual evaluation. The student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an extended written assignment.
All of the coursework reqirements must be approved before a candidate can attend examinations in this course.
- Course coordinator
- Wolfgang George Cornelius Voelckel
- Study Program Director
- Per Kristian Hyldmo
Method of work
- Marx, J.A., et al. (2013) Rosen's emergency medicine: concepts and clinical practice. 8th ed., Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier. Selected Chapters (ca. 500 pages) or interchangeable literature
- Current guidelines from the European Resuscitation Council 2015, 230 p (available for download at http://www.cprguidelines.eu/)
Perkins, G. D., Handley, A. J., Koster, R. W., Castrén, M., Smyth, M. A., Olasveengen, T., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 2. Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation. Resuscitation, 95, 81-99.
- Soar, J., Nolan, J. P., Böttiger, B. W., Perkins, G. D., Lott, C., Carli, P., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 3. Adult advanced life support. Resuscitation, 95, 100-147.
- Truhlá, A., Deakin, C. D., Soar, J., Khalifa, G. E. A., Alfonzo, A., Bierens, J. J. L. M., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 4. Cardiac arrest in special circumstances. Resuscitation, 95, 148-201.
- Nolan, J. P., Soar, J., Cariou, A., Cronberg, T., Moulaert, V. R. M., Deakin, C. D., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Guidelines for Post-resuscitation Care 2015: Section 5 of the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015. Resuscitation, 95, 202-222.
- Maconochie, I. K., Bingham, R., Eich, C., López-Herce, J., Rodríguez-Núñez, A., Rajka, T., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 6. Paediatric life support. Resuscitation, 95, 223-248.
- Wyllie, J., Bruinenberg, J., Roehr, C. C., Rüdiger, M., Trevisanuto, D., & Urlesberger, B. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 7. Resuscitation and support of transition of babies at birth. Resuscitation, 95, 249-263.
- Nikolaou, N. I., Arntz, H.-R., Bellou, A., Beygui, F., Bossaert, L. L., Cariou, A., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 Section 8. Initial management of acute coronary syndromes. Resuscitation, 95, 264-277.
- Zideman, D. A., De Buck, E. D. J., Singletary, E. M., Cassan, P., Chalkias, A. F., Evans, T. R., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 Section 9. First aid. Resuscitation, 95, 278-287.
- Greif, R., Lockey, A. S., Conaghan, P., Lippert, A., de Vries, W., Monsieurs, K. G., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 10. Education and implementation of resuscitation. Resuscitation, 95, 288-301.
- Bossaert, L. L., Perkins, G. D., Askitopoulou, H., Raffay, V. I., Greif, R., Haywood, K. L., et al. (2015). European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015: Section 11. The ethics of resuscitation and end-of-life decisions. Resuscitation, 95, 302-311.
Sist oppdatert: 16.06.2019