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State-of-the art simulation suite brings fresh approach to paramedic education

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A brand new simulation suite for paramedic science students of Kingston and St George’s, University of London was recently launched by Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting at St George’s, University of London. This is the UK’s first university-based paramedic virtual training centre.

The suite uses visual and audio effects to create realistic settings where students can practise emergency scenarios, such as a nightclub or busy roadside. As well as this, the suite includes three simulated home environments and two ambulance saloon areas.

Associate Professor Peter Woodford, course director of the Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) at the Faculty, said, “The Paramedic Clinical Simulation Centre at St George’s is a new approach to paramedic education. With immersive simulation the student enters a platform of sensory stimulation through the medium of interactive projected walls, light, sound and visual effects. These interactive walls allow tracking, touch operation and emotional stimulation. If we need to treat a fractured ankle in a night club, with noise, music, smoke and people, we now can recreate this environment and immerse students within it.”

Read more about the simulation centre.