Paramedic students spring to action to help casualty

Two third year paramedic students sprang to action last week to help a casualty who had fallen on Rodney Street, Liverpool.

Claire Williams and Rachel Hughes went straight to the scene when they were informed that someone had fallen and was unable to get up off the floor, owing to ankle and arm injuries.  

Rachel said, “We didn’t even think about out it, we asked a few questions to see if the patient was conscious/bleeding whilst gathering paramedic equipment, blankets and additional PPE.

“Once we were on the scene and the ambulance had also arrived, we aided the crew by calming the casualty and putting them on a stretcher for further examination in the ambulance. They were then taken to hospital to be treated.”

Claire said, “We will be forever grateful for the knowledge and skills we have learnt during our journey as student paramedics. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at LJMU for the support, resources and fantastic opportunities. It means everything that we have been equipped with the knowledge and skills to help individuals in their time of need and have the confidence to deal and adapt to different situations at any given time.”

LJMU Faculty of Health's Programme Manager, John Ambrose, said, "Claire and Rachel have demonstrated impressive qualities and real initiative in the care and treatment of this person and we are extremely proud of them as future Paramedic Registrants."


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