Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saving lives in a virtual world

The call comes through. A young female has collapsed in the street outside a nightclub.

The paramedic is dispatched to the scene, parks his ambulance and starts to assess the situation.

The young woman appears drunk and is singing in a slurred way, but after an examination and blood and glucose tests the paramedic discovers she is also diabetic and in need of immediate treatment.

It's a testing scenario for a student paramedic, and one where there is the potential to make some dangerous errors.


Interesting scenario. You can read the whole article here.

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