They gained experience by making the most appropriate intervention as soon as possible.
First and Emergency Case Simulation was organized by the European University of Lefke Health Services Vocational School First and Emergency Aid Department.
“Competing with Nature to Save Lives”
“In emergencies, it is vital that interventions are made correctly and in a timely manner. However, not every life-threatening event has standard conditions. Regardless of the difficulty level of the 112 emergency medical personnel, it is also necessary to race against time and arrive at the scene. Saving lives sometimes means competing with minutes, as not all cases have the same features. Especially those who live in places with difficult geographical features, disasters, work accidents, multiple traumas, health personnel try to help by forcing the conditions. That’s why, in paramedic trainings, not only theoretical knowledge and material training, but also training on adapting to physical conditions are provided. Asst. Prof. Dr. Semra Aslan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Suphi Türkmen stated that for this purpose, a simulation training was given on “Competing with Nature to Save Life”.
They carried out an efficient training so that they could experience the transport of the wounded.
The academics stated that they provided an efficient training for the students of the First and Emergency Aid Department, in order for the students to experience patient transport under difficult conditions after graduation, how to respond to emergency situations in rough terrain, where the ambulance cannot go, and to experience the transport of the injured.
Director of Vocational School of Health Services. Asst. Prof. Dr. Besim Özyel stated that in the simulation that participated in, the students intervened in possible trauma patients far from the main road and at distances that could not be reached by ambulance, the academics discussed the use of medical equipment and the characteristics of the case and emphasized that they gained experience by making the most appropriate intervention as soon as possible.
Academics said, “Unfortunately, all emergency cases treated by 112 are not always within easy reach. Regardless of the distance, geography, and difficulty level of the case, the health teams should always be prepared in order to provide emergency medical assistance in a timely and appropriate manner. Therefore, in repeated simulations, especially paramedic students are provided with the necessary experience for their professional satisfaction and success after graduation.”