A new partnership will further support simulation-based practical training opportunities for clinical students.
Careflight and the University of Tasmania recently signed an MOU to deliver the specialised training. The partnership follows on from the success of trauma and pre-hospital courses CareFlight delivered to the University's medicine and paramedicine students earlier this year.
Careflight Chief Executive Officer Mick Frewen said the aim of Careflight's practical training, in partnership with local services, aims to give students an appreciation of the challenges of providing care to patients in a pre-hospital setting.
“CareFlight’s mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care. Coupled with the University of Tasmania’s aim of advancing knowledge and learning that promotes the socio-economic welfare of the community, the pre-hospital trauma workshops are perfectly aligned to boost community resilience and create a safer and healthier society," he said.
Designed specifically for University of Tasmania students and local emergency services, the workshops will feature high fidelity simulation-based practical training that will equip attendees with technical lifesaving actions, as well as non-technical skills, such as leadership, teamwork, situational awareness and communication skills that will help them respond to traumas that occur outside of a hospital environment.
University of Tasmania Associate Professor in General Practice Dr Jan Radford is delighted to see the continued collaboration which places students in hyper-realistic scenarios so that they can reenact their responses and priorities and learn how to engage with emergency services in intensely chaotic and overwhelming scenes.
“University students will be challenged through the simulated immersion exercises so that they know what crucial role they and other first responders play in the chain of survival, from the scene of a trauma to the emergency room in a hospital," Dr Radford said.
“By facilitating these workshops, students can effectively and confidentially navigate their way around trauma incidents. I am excited to see how our strengthening relationship with CareFlight will position Tasmania as a leader in frontline emergency health and training."