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SLC Paramedic students participate in Mock Emergency Training with Regional Paramedic Services and the RPPEO

2015-01-13

Paramedics Mock Emergency Scenario

St. Lawrence College’s second year class of paramedic students participated in an emergency training day to assist in the ongoing training of new emergency physicians. 

The physicians involved will be eventually taking the “patch” radio transmissions and telephone calls from paramedics in the field to determine further treatment needed.

This event was sponsored by the RPPEO (Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario) also known as the Base Hospital. Other local paramedic services involved included crews from Cornwall SD&G Paramedic Service, Lanark Paramedic Service, Hastings Quinte Paramedic Service, Lennox & Addington Paramedic Service, Leeds & Grenville Paramedic Service and Frontenac Paramedic Service.

The all-day event involved the emergency physicians in training, work as part of a paramedic crew, on a series of mock accidents and multiple casualty incidents to get first-hand experience in what paramedics do daily.

“Our St. Lawrence College paramedic students acted as patients for these scenarios, to ensure that the physicians and paramedic crews had real patients to deal with during this training event, and to supply feedback to them as to how the treatment was,” said Paramedic program-coordinator Daniel Shannon. “Our thanks for the invitation to be a part of this training day goes out to Dr. Andrew Reed and the other physicians and staff at the RPPEO, for this collaborative experience, with emphasis on patient safety.”

The training took place on December 11th at the Frontenac Paramedic Services building in Kingston, ON.

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