Health & Life Sciences Students Practice Resuscitation Techniques at the University of Derby
At the start of term our Year 9 Health & Life Sciences students visited the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Derby.
During the day the students were able to work in the clinical training rooms, discovering the skills needed to manage the care and resuscitation of a ‘patient’ whose heart had stopped whilst in bed. They got to experience how to work in a team to save a life whilst using a bedside AED device and other resuscitation equipment. They explored the importance of each action and the roles these play in the patient’s survival.
They also learnt about mental health nursing, in and out of a hospital environment, as well as neonatal resuscitation techniques and were able to practice these skills using the neonatal mannequins.
The day further allowed them to experience the different range of nursing qualifications available, including the new nursing associates route.
All the students had a great day, and staff commented on how it had helped to raise
their aspirations and enable them to see how their current study at the UTC links to future career opportunities within the NHS.