The Speakers shared their experiences with the students with “Saving Lives is our Job” slogan
European University of Lefke (EUL) Vocational School of Health Services organized a conference themed “Operation of Pre-Hospital Emergency Healthy Services”. Expert Trainers of Ankara Local Health Authority Training Department of Emergency Healthy Services Paramedic Nejmiye Toker and Paramedic Hatice Biler attended the conference as speakers.
Biler: Basic First Aid Training is Vital
Biler said that, “Our goal is to add something to you about what you will see and what you will encounter after you graduate from university other than college education” and pointed out that she has been working in Ankara Local Health Authority Training Department of Emergency Healthy Services for nearly ten years in the 112 system, generally in first aid services of hospitals and ambulances. Pointing out that, at the moment 112 system is completely active and she works in ambulances, Biler added that, “After you are appointed as a civil servant, you will receive basic module training, advanced life support training for adults and children, trauma resuscitation training, and ambulance driving techniques training”, and emphasized the importance of basic first aid training.
Toker: Brining a person back to life is a feeling that cannot be described
Stating the aim of paramedic profession as saving lives, Toker said that, “You are doing the most beautiful, most exclusive profession in the world. Being next to a person in their worst moment, touching that person’s life, brining that person back to life is feeling that cannot be described”. Pointing out that she has been doing the profession of paramedic for 18 years, Toker said that, “If I had the chance to live again, I would be paramedic again. Because there is no material moral compensation of brining a person back to life”. Toker also said that, “If you are wondering which patient is in that ambulance when an ambulance passes by, if you are excited about what might be the cause of disease and what can I do about it, you can conduct this job from your heart”.
Biler and Toker gave detailed information to the students about, the professional development process of the paramedical occupation from the establishment stage until today, the responsibilities of the paramedics working in 112 emergency aid ambulances, the functioning of the 112 system, the difficulties encountered in the profession ethics and the field.
Biler and Toker who answered the questions addressed by the students at the end of the conference pointed out that they are always ready to do their full share of work in corporation with EUL and put an end to the conference with “Saving Lives is Our Job” slogan and showed their sincere thanks to EUL.