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Injury and trauma management

Issues related to rural and remote practice

This interprofessional learning through simulation resource package consists of two components: an audio-visual resource and a supporting facilitator manual. In order to optimise the learning opportunities from this package it is recommended that participants are firstly introduced to the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care.

The audio-visual resource depicts the journey of a patient through the health care system following a motor vehicle accident at a rural location. The scenario also follows the patients as complications require her to be transferred from a rural hospital to a metropolitan hospital. The journey is depicted in six segments, which can be viewed sequentially to follow as a patient’s journey through the healthcare system.

Recommended format

  1. Facilitator guided discussion around the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care
  2. View the first segment of the audio-visual resource
  3. Facilitator guided discussion around the scenario specific learning competency areas (samples given within manual)
  4. View segments 2 to 4 of the audio-visual resource
  5. Facilitator guided discussion around the scenario specific learning competency areas (samples given within manual)
  6. View segments 5 and 6 of the audio-visual resource
  7. Facilitator guided discussion, identifying and discussing what changes in interprofessional collaboration can be made to result in an alternative outcome.

Scenario brief

An elderly woman and her husband take their infant granddaughter for a drive in the country. Their grandson is riding his trail bike and collides with their car and a bus resulting in several casualties. The elderly woman is taken to the regional hospital with a cut on her forehead, an ankle fracture, a small burn on her foot, exacerbation of asthma and diabetes. The depth and gravity of the burn are not properly assessed at the regional hospital, resulting in sepsis and an urgent transfer to a major metropolitan hospital.

Learning competencies

The specific learning competency areas for this scenario are:

  • Client centred care
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Team functioning

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