A very 'hands-on' residential school
Published on 18 April, 2012
Paramedic Science is people-focused so it was no surprise students involved in a residential school at CQUniversity Rockhampton this week got very 'hands-on' with their studies.
The 48 students involved came from Cairns down to the border and everywhere in between, as well as from Adelaide and New South Wales.
Activities included a simulated multi-casualty scenario built around a man taking his grandchild to day care. Under the scenario, he suffers chest pain, collapses and runs into the fence of the school, injuring parents and children.
This allowed the students to utilise all their skills, from basic patient assessment to advanced airway management, CPR and defibrillation, intravenous access and fluid resuscitation and trauma management.