Extended Care Paramedic refresher short course

This course is designed to refresh your knowledge and practice in the primary health care environment. It is run by our Paramedicine team in conjunction with the industry.

Who can do this course

This short course is primarily aimed at the prehospital emergency services including intensive care paramedics, paramedics and EMTs that have completed the postgraduate paper PARA808 Community and Remote Paramedicine, or those that have an ECP Authority to Practice and who want to remain current with their clinical practice.

Why this course is recommended

The course has been designed with working health professionals in mind. The pre-learning through AUT's online Blackboard platform is designed to be a self-paced programme that you can progress through at your own speed, place and time. There is only a one day, clinically based in-class component.

Course length

The course should take approximately 8 hours of online learning, plus an 8 hour classroom session. However, you will have 2 months to complete the online learning before attending the class. You will need to enrol to gain access to the online learning.

Course overview

Online component

There are four online modules in the form of multi-media presentations covering:

  • Pharmacology
  • ECP procedures
  • Community pathways
  • Review of bPAC

The online modules culminate in a compulsory formative MCQ assessment.

Classroom component

The classroom based session includes:

  • Skill stations
    • IDC and NG insertion
    • Wound care and closures (including suturing)
    • ENT and eye assessment and review
    • Reasoning and rationale for antibiotic use
    • Fracture management review
  • Case study discussions
  • Simulated patient encounters

Enrolment information

Dates: There are a few courses in 2020 with classroom dates as shown below.
Cost: $250

Contact information

Department of Paramedicine
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext. 7811
Email: indrani.govindsamy@aut.ac.nz

Class start Class end Location Available spaces
May-2020 TBA TBA 8