Students were 'buzzing' after learning basic life support skills in interprofessional initiative
Physiotherapy students mingled with hundreds of their peers from nursing and allied health programmes at an Interprofessional Education Day held at Wrexham University last week.
About 700 students flocked to the university’s Wrexham and St Asaph campuses to learn about basic life support skills – including cardiopulmonary resuscitation – before putting them into practice in groups.
Prior to the event, they completed an online e-Learning module that was provided by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
A 'real buzz'
Rob Evans, a senior lecturer in operating department practice (ODP), co-ordinated the event. He said: ‘I feel immensely proud that 700 of our first and second-year nursing and allied health students are now trained in Basic Life Support skills, following on from our hugely successful Interprofessional Education day.
‘We’ve had lots of fantastic student feedback – especially around there being a real buzz about the day. It’s brilliant that we’ve actually completed mandatory training in such an engaging and team-spirited way.'
Mr Evans added: ‘Having a focus on interprofessional skills and working is crucial for those looking to work in healthcare, once students have graduated and are working in their chosen profession – they will likely be in settings such as hospitals, where they will be part of a multidisciplinary team working with other health professionals, who are all vital parts of the patient pathway.’
There being a real buzz about the day. It’s brilliant that we’ve actually completed mandatory training in such an engaging and team-spirited way [Rob Evans, Wrexham University]
OPD student Charlotte Busby said she thoroughly enjoyed the. ‘It was a refreshing change from the usual way of training – one that will definitely be remembered, the live demonstration was brilliant.’
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