OFTC Paramedicine Students Participate in Rescue Drill
Students in Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Paramedicine Program participated in a live action rescue drill using Air Evac, Thursday, April 27.
Paramedicine students were given a trauma scenario where they were forced to use their knowledge and training to react to and treat the injured emergency patient simulator (SimMan) who was staged to have been in a motorcycle accident.
“This drill is used to show how all the different skills that are taught individually are put together as a whole,” shared OFTC Emergency Services Instructor, David Carver. “This scenario teaches team dynamics and gives the student a real world feel for their job.”
Arriving to the scene in an ambulance, the students assessed the injured patient, transported him to the ambulance and then to the Air Evac helicopter while practicing skills in airway management, managing wound care, identifying causes and treatment of shock, spinal immobilization and patient assessment.
For more info about OFTC’s Emergency Services programs, visit OFTC.edu.