students and firefighters surrounding a simulated car crash

Paramedic students simulate car crash scenario in powerful new video

Paramedic students at the University of Hull have been filmed simulating their response to a serious car crash in a powerful new video.

The group were faced with a trapped passenger in a vehicle which had flipped onto its side, and were tasked with providing rapid care and response.

The patient was eventually extricated from the car, in a dramatic sequence which was caught on film in stunning quality.

The film will be shown at the University’s upcoming Open Day on Saturday 30 October.

Nicki Credland, Head of Department of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice at the University, said: “This collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Humberside Fire & Rescue Service puts us in a really unique position at the University.

“It enables us to offer our students real-life, real-time scenarios in a realistic environment. Students can experience what responding to a serious RTC is like, providing vital training and preparation for life after university on the frontline." Nicki Credland

“We launched our Paramedic Science course a number of years ago to help combat a worrying shortage of trained paramedics working in the health sector.

“Since its inception, the degree programme has flourished, and this September we welcomed a new cohort of 50 student paramedics, reflecting the University’s commitment to supporting the region’s NHS and health service.”

students and firefighters surrounding a simulated car crash

The film will be shown at the University’s upcoming Open Day on Saturday 30 October

The simulated exercise gave students experience of working alongside colleagues at Humberside Fire & Rescue Service.

Students found out, in real-time, the requirements fire crews have when responding to an RTC, and the vital role paramedics play in providing the first line of care to patients.

Footage was captured by Hull-based Astor Film Productions, and will be shown to prospective students at the University’s upcoming Open Days.

Sam Hale, a student paramedic at the University of Hull, said: “It was a brilliant experience taking part in this exercise – it gave us the chance to work with the fire service, to see their equipment and the type of things they can offer, and how we work together at the scene of incidents like this.”

students and firefighters surrounding a simulated car crash

The group were faced with a trapped passenger in a vehicle which had flipped onto its side

Fellow student Brodie Jones also took part in the exercise.

She said: “It was good to get a realistic experience of what it is like arriving at the scene of an incident.

“It is important for us to find out how the fire service want and need us to work, and how we can work together with them." Brodie Jones

“It was a really good opportunity for us to be part of.”

The University of Hull’s next Open Day is taking place on Saturday 30 October. Open Days are also happening on November 27 and January 15.

Prospective students have the chance to tour the University’s campus and accommodation facilities, speak to current students and course tutors, and find out everything Hull has to offer.

The University offers visitors a free night’s stay in campus accommodation, either the night before the Open Day, or on the day of the event.

It also provides financial support to those travelling to the Open Day from further than 20 miles away.

Visit the website for all the details of the University’s Open Days.

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