Keele student paramedics receive bespoke vehicle for life-saving training
- Trainee paramedics at Keele University are putting their life-saving training into practice thanks to a new, bespoke training vehicle.
- The vehicle roof, doors, and tailgate can be removed, to mimic a real-life situation where fire service personnel provide access for paramedics to help patients that may be seriously ill or injured.
- The car is the latest in a series of simulation tools at Keele, including a training ambulance and simulation houses, which help students practise their life-saving skills.
Putting training into practice
Student paramedics from Keele’s School of Medicine are putting their life-saving training into practice thanks to a new, bespoke training vehicle.
Developed by Longton-based Motorclinic Ltd, the Road Traffic Collision (RTC) training vehicle is now in use by students on the Paramedic Science MSci course, to help them train in a realistic scenario for responding to serious collisions.
The car has been fully adapted so the roof, doors, and tailgate can be removed, mimicking a real-life situation where fire service personnel provide access to paramedic professionals in getting to patients that may be seriously ill or injured.
Kevin Armstrong, Director of Paramedic Sciences said: “The vehicle will provide students with the opportunity to learn the principles of casualty extrication in a safe and controlled educational environment. The Motorclinic team, which included Operations Manager Phil Highfield and Director Darren Keeling, amongst others involved in the design and adaptation of the car, has done a fantastic job in designing and producing our request for a training vehicle.”
Karen Scott, Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences and Simulation lead added: “The vehicle will provide our students with the opportunity for unique learning experiences in managing simulated patients involved in road traffic collisions (RTC) or incidents. It will not only play a vital role in creating realistic simulated environments in which Paramedics work, but it will also provide the platform for students to engage in RTCs, trauma-related care, and any medical emergencies in the confinements of a car.”
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