On Saturday 1 February, the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre opened its doors to nearly 70 young people for a special interactive event which brought to life some of the practical aspects of working in emergency care 🚑
Three groups of 14 to 18 year olds spent 90 minutes in the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre experiencing, preparing and performing an emergency operation in a simulated operating theatre environment; learning CPR (resuscitation) skills, as well as the skills needed in a simulated Emergency Department such as triaging, assessment and communicating key information. There was also a group discussion to share views on what matters for young people who may end up staying in hospital or visiting friends and family.
For those considering a potential career in the NHS, there was the opportunity to hear more from teams at the Trust who work with young people, including the Trust’s apprenticeship, traineeship and work experience team, the voluntary services team and youth involvement group (links to their webpages can be found in the comments below 👇).
Some quotes from young people included:
“I think it was an amazing experience", "I really enjoyed all the interactive activities today" and “Enjoyed- learning skills I may find valuable in the future".
Due to the overwhelming positive feedback from the session, it is anticipated that a similar event will run in summer 2020 🤗 Keep an eye on our and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust page for more details, or sign up for free with Foundation Trust membership so you can be kept up-to-date with news from around our hospitals.