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Accidental car crash concludes specialist training

Published: 30 May 2018

Two cars have collided and some people are severely injured, others shocked and someone wants to go home. It is the scenario that meets students on specialist nursing education in ambulance, anesthesia and intensive care at the final examinations.

– It happened a lot at once and everyone wanted to talk to you. This is not something we will encounter every day, but it is very good to experience in the education, said Emma Björk, a specialist nurse with a focus on ambulance care and acted as a healthcare leader at the accident site.

During the staged accident, students get to know what it is like to be in a stressful environment while being able to lead, organize, prioritize and take the best action when several people suffered a major accident.

The students were judged on the basis of different criteria where ambulance nursing students would lead and distribute the work of the accident while intensive care and anesthetic students took care of the injured.

The rescue service also participated in the practice of a fire truck and five firefighters, who practiced cutting up car roofs and supporting the efforts at the site.

Andreas Ahnlund study at the specialist nurse programme specializing in ambulance care and during the exercise he assisted those who made the decisions.

– It is valuable to cooperate with the rescue service to properly test our roles before we get into crisp situations.



Åsa Engström

Åsa Engström, Professor and Head of Subject

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Organisation: Nursing, Nursing and Medical Technology, Department of Health, Education and Technology