APC Student Experience – Workshop Scenario Road Crash Trauma

APC Student Experience – Workshop Scenario Road Crash Trauma

Here our APC students take on a regular confrontation paramedics face – a roadside crash incident with unknown casualties.

At Australian Paramedical College, we prepare students for life as a prehospital emergency health care professional.

These qualifications offer employment pathways in the private sector, working in a variety of different environments from sports events to mining emergency response.

With so many choices of career and a vast array of opportunities, our graduates are prepared to tackle the most unexpected accidents and situations.

Take a three person car crash for instance.

This is a typical event that would challenge every first responder. Multiple casualties present a complex scenario for our students to take control of.

Clinical workshop two is where our paramedical students put into practice the skills learned throughout their training.

The challenge is to extricate and save two adults and one paediatric patient from the vehicle – all the while, making sure patients and themselves are safe from hazards.

Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle collision, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable.

A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the patient during the extrication.

Walk through the vehicle extrication scenario.

Kristy: “Overall the workshop two guys are doing a single vehicle road traffic collision with multiple patients.”

“They got two adult patients and a paediatric patient they’ve had to respond to.”

“It’s a big, big complex scenario, one that is high pressure and they’ve never really done this type of scenario before at this level. “

Renata: “I really liked the energy of everyone trying to do the best they can to save those people’s lives and using a little bit of knowledge of everyone. The most important that I noticed was the teamwork. It was great.”

Tyler: “Definitely don’t want to be the patient again. Never want to be put in that position. But no, the team was really good, obviously they kind of all split up and focused three patients, 10 people, it’s a big ask. Everyone worked well together.”

Kristy: “They’ve got Combi Carriers, and CT sixes, and pelvic binders, and splints, plus all their response kits, their monitors, their ECGs, defibrillation, cannulation, advanced airway management.”

Jamie: “It’s brilliant and more realistic, lifelike, multiple casualties. So, it is. You really have to be thinking on your toes.”

Renata: “I feel like that is what I want to do. Yeah. I feel great. I want to do it again. Yeah. Let’s save lives.”

Do you want to build a rewarding pathway into the health care sector?

Let’s make it happen together!

Reach out to us on (07 5520 2522) or tell us a little about yourself by completing a career development plan.

To see Paramedical Student Reviews & Interviews visit our Student Speak Portal.

We also offer these qualifications:

HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport
HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care

Study online, (we have an app too) and go to clinical workshops to get that hands-on experience.


What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.