Paramedic Science students from across LJMU have taken part in a two-day event which saw students, from first, second and third year, compete in eight high fidelity scenarios around the John Foster Building.
Following the two days of real-life scenarios, students Kirsty Allday, Georgia Chambers, George Anthony and Paul Dunn were the team of four, announced the winners of the competition.
The Paramedic Games
The Paramedic Games is a student paramedic simulation competition, where students are scored on their technical and non-technical abilities, attending different scenarios.
The Paramedic Games 2023 at LJMU included the scenarios of a patient experiencing anaphylaxis, a birth, followed by neonatal resus, a patient experiencing sepsis, an unconscious casualty, a fall from height with traumatic injuries, a patient with altered level of consciousness, and a focus on mental health with a patient in cardiac arrest secondary to suicide attempt and a conscious patient who was experiencing mental health crisis and required de-escalation all from behind a closed door.
This is the second year the Paramedic Games have taken place at LJMU having been organised by BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science Senior Lecturer, Jennifer Vasey and paramedic students Mitch Clark and Stuart Selley, alongside the School of Public and Allied Health.
Academics from the paramedic programmes as well as representatives from key partners, including The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, a HEMS Paramedic from Wales Air Ambulance and the Clinical Lead for Legal Services from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, were also in attendance to act as judges, scoring the different teams on their technical and non-technical abilities for each scenario.
Jennifer Vasey, Paramedic Science Senior Lecturer, said: “The event was a great success, many students discussed how it felt realistic and allowed them to explore their individual thoughts and feelings during complex situations. True experiential learning took place with a human factors ergonomics approach and real tears were shed.
“Competitors worked so hard over the two days, resulting in 3rd, 2nd and 1st place teams, as well as winners of the Service User and Carer Award for Non-Technical Skills given to Team 4, who also won 1st place in the technical skills.”
You can find out more about The Paramedic Games here.
You can also find out more about studying Paramedic Science at LJMU here.