UWS staff and students are invited to attend our Lanarkshire Campus on Thursday 14th October to tour the new Pre-Hospital Simulation Centre, which is being launched, and take part in a CPR-athon organised by students from the Paramedic Society.
The CPR-athon, which is running throughout the day with various time slots available, enables staff and students to learn potentially life-saving skills with free CPR training on offer from the UWS Paramedic Society. The event is scheduled to coincide with Restart a Heart Day 2021 and is being held to raise money for the British Heart Foundation - donations can be made here.
You can book 30-minute slot on the day here.
The new Pre-Hospital Simulation Centre will be officially opened by Dr Lucy Meredith, UWS Provost & Deputy Principal/Deputy Vice-Chancellor during the first slot of the day at 10.15am.
The new facility is a unique, adaptable space providing simulation-based education for UWS healthcare students. Our students will have the opportunity to develop and practice discipline-specific skills and patient care in a safe environment. Bespoke indoor and outdoor complex scenarios will provide the opportunity to experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
Our state-of-the-art interactive immersive simulation room will place students in realistic scenarios where they will use their assessment and clinical decision making skills to treat patients in a controlled environment. Our recording facilities allow students to reflect and adapt their skills and decision-making. Scenarios such as a crime scene or workplace environments can also be created to support our Forensic Science and Health and Safety students.
High fidelity simulation is an important part of the learning experience as it helps close the gap between theory and practical application. This enables us to develop the UWS graduate attributes of being universal, world-ready, and successful in our future graduates.
Why are CPR skills important?
Cardiac arrests have not stopped during the pandemic. If you have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. The BHF want to change that by making sure that as many people as possible know that when someone collapses and stops breathing normally, it is important to quickly call 999, perform hands-only CPR and use a defibrillator. Hands-only CPR reduces the risk of catching an infection, and without intervention it’s unlikely the person in cardiac arrest will survive. This gives people the best chance of surviving.