Accident simulation intense real-life learning opportunity
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.
Paramedic and nursing students treated a high fidelity mannequin in the college’s simulation lab.
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