West Suffolk students learn to save a life
Date: 30 September 2016
Dozens of students learnt to save a life as part of an event giving them an insight into the ambulance service.
More than 100 West Suffolk College students learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator on Tuesday (27th September).
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) staff and volunteers were on hand to teach life-saving skills as well as talk about career opportunities with the Trust.
Students from the college’s health and social care, public services, sport and health and early years’ courses also took part.
Members of EEAST’s Trust User Group (TUG) and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team also attended the event in Bury St Edmunds to talk about how students could get involved in a youth forum to ensure their voices are heard by the service.
Sotu Marshall-Wyer, PPI Manager, said: “This is the first time we have held an engagement event like this and it was great to teach the students CPR and talk to them about the different career pathways open to them.
“Hopefully, this will have inspired them to become the ambulance clinicians of the future.”
To find out more about joining the Trust, visit http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/student-paramedic.htm
More than 100 students learnt CPR at West Suffolk College this week