Launceston Clinical School students put their skills to the test recently in a two-day simulation-based workshop.
Students had the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world situations with simulated accident scenarios presented by CareFlight and emergency services personnel from Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) and the Tasmanian State Emergency Service (TSES).
Participants in the workshops undertook practical skills including airways management, suspected spinal injuries and assessment of trapped casualties.
Each day’s workshop culminated in a mass casualty scenario with casualties and mannequins.
CareFlight’s training workshops are coordinated by experienced doctors, paramedics and nurses who train first responders.
“By hosting our trauma training initiative with the University of Tasmania, TFS and SES we are demonstrating the value of inter-service training and capacity which will have ripple effects on healthcare outcomes in the local community,” Mick Frewen, CareFlight’s Chief Executive Officer said.
Associate Professor in General Practice Dr Jan Radford said the Launceston Clinical School greatly appreciated the collaboration offered by CareFlight in delivering the workshop.
“Students were very much looking forward to the CareFlight workshop, which is a highlight of their formal training," Dr Radford said.