Med stu­dents take on bush

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

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.”

PHOTO: VA­LERIE HOR­TON

UQ Ru­ral Clin­i­cal School’s Julius Maggs, left, Mon­ica Miyakawa-Liu, Emily Chen and Para­medic Jeremy Woods demon­strat­ing the new power lift stretcher.

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