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Car crashes completes specialist training

Published: 29 May 2017

Two cars collide at a bus stop and injure a total of 17 people. During a street race, two cars collide and slide in among the spectators and injure another 17 people. These are two scenarios that students at Luleå University of Technology's specialization programs focusing on Ambulance Care, Intensive care and Anesthesia Care must handle in their joint final examination on Tuesday.

On May 30, the area outside of Teknikens Hus at Luleå University of Technology turns into a big, fictitious accident site.

Two different scenarios will be played out, where the students will be judged based on different criteria. Ambulance Nursing students will lead and distribute the work of the accident while Intensive Care and Anaesthesia Care Nursing students will take care of the injured on site. A total of 34 students graduate, and during the exercise half of the students act healthcare professionals and the other half injured patients.

Even the rescue service is in place for the exercise. They participate with a fire truck and five firefighters who will cut car roofs and support the bets on the sight.

The exercise is part of a two-day course in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, Norrbotten County Council's Faculty of Prehospital Health Care and Luleå Rescue Service.

– Luleå University of Technology is one of few universities that offers prehospital health education and healthcare group education in collaboration with emergency services. It is a strength to end in the programs with a final exam where they practice interacting with other professions and get as close to a real accident as possible before they go out and work in their new career roles, says Christer Kågström, Senior Vice President and Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology .


Åsa Engström

Åsa Engström, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493875
Organisation: Nursing, Division of Nursing and Medical Technology, Department of Health Sciences

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