Med students take on bush
MEDICAL students were given a hands on experience, quite literally, as they learned how to respond to medical emergencies in rural areas.
About 22 students from the University of Queensland arrived from Brisbane at the Susan River Homestead on Saturday to take part in the Objective Simulated Bush Engagement Experience.
UQ Rural Clinical School Hervey Bay Director, Dr Riitta Partanen said the students were given a mix of simulated scenarios.
“The (scenarios) helped them develop their skills including tractor injuries, hypothermia, snake bites, sprained ankles and an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings,” she said.
“We also had our own rural QLD students and a graduate as supervisors of the simulated scenarios.”
UQ Rural Clinical School’s Julius Maggs, left, Monica Miyakawa-Liu, Emily Chen and Paramedic Jeremy Woods demonstrating the new power lift stretcher.