Ac­ci­dent si­mu­la­tion in­tense real-life lear­ning op­por­tu­ni­ty

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And the scene will be re­crea­ted Sa­tur­day —EDUCATION du­ring the En­glish col­lege’s Oct. 22 open house.

Close to 30 stu­dents from Abbott’s po­lice tech­no­lo­gy, pa­ra­me­dic/pre-hos­pi­tal emer­gen­cy care and nur­sing pro­grams were ac­tive par­ti­ci­pants in the real-time si­mu­la­ted emer­gen­cy that saw a fic­tio­nal hus­band and wife get se­rious­ly in­ju­red af­ter their car was hit by a sus­pec­ted drunk dri­ver.

Glo­ria Ja­ra­mil­lo, chair of Abbott’s nur­sing pro­gram, said the drill gave stu­dents a sense of what it will be like to work through ac­tual high pres­sure si­tua­tions in the work­place. And while each pro­gram re­gu­lar­ly stages mock sce­na­rios, this is the first time the three have wor­ked to­ge­ther.

Za­cha­ry Car­roll, 21, a first year nur­sing student who ex­plai­ned to on­loo­kers what was going on, said the op­por­tu­ni­ty was a great lear­ning ex­pe­rience. “I’m ex­ci­ted to see stu­dents from po­lice, pa­ra­me­dic and nur­sing wor­king to­ge­ther be­cause I know they work clo­se­ly in real life and have to be able to co­or­di­nate and help each other,” he said. Car­roll, who gra­dua­ted from the pre-hos­pi­tal emer­gen­cy care (pa­ra­me­dic) pro­gram last year, has en­rol­led this year in the three year nur­sing pro­gram. “I lo­ved the pa­ra­me­dic course but real­ly found my­self wan­ting to keep hel­ping pa­tients af­ter we left them at the hos­pi­tal so I knew I wan­ted to be a nurse,” he said. The si­mu­la­tion, which will be sta­ged twice on Oct. 22, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. out­side the Anne-Ma­rie Ed­ward Science and Ste­wart Hall buil­dings, is gra­phic and will in­volve ac­tors wea­ring fake blood, as well as a ve­ry life-like high fi­de­li­ty si­mu­la­tion man­ne­quin that bleeds, breathes and blinks. The sce­na­rio will conti­nue from the

A mul­ti-car ac­ci­dent si­mu­la­tion that took place Mon­day at John Abbott Col­lege al­lo­wed stu­dents from three dif­ferent pro­grams to put in­to prac­tice much of what they’ve lear­ned at the Sainte-An­nede-Bel­le­vue CEGEP.

ac­ci­dent scene to a po­lice tech­no­lo­gy room where stu­dents will pro­cess the sus­pec­ted drunk dri­ver. Meanw­hile, those in­ter­es­ted in fol­lo­wing the me­di­cal por­tion of the ac­tion will be able to go to the nur­sing pro­gram’s me­di­cal si­mu­la­tion lab to see how the pa­tients are trea­ted. John Abbott Col­lege is si­tua­ted at 21275 La­ke­shore Rd. in Sainte-Anne-de-Bel­le­vue. The open house will run from noon - 4 p.m.

PHOTO KRISTINA EDSON

Pa­ra­me­dic and nur­sing stu­dents trea­ted a high fi­de­li­ty man­ne­quin in the col­lege’s si­mu­la­tion lab.

PHOTO KRISTINA EDSON

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