VPU students on the front line at the Medical Rescue Championships

From Wednesday to Friday, Lublin became the centre of medical rescue. The 10th Lublin 2024 Regional Medical Rescue Championships were held in various locations around the city, with students from Vincent Pol University taking part.

Thirty-six teams of paramedics from all over the country took part in the competition organised by the Regional Ambulance Service SP ZOZ in Lublin. At the same time it was a qualifying round for the Polish Championships.

In various locations around Lublin, rescuers faced realistic rescue scenarios – from car accidents to medical situations requiring immediate intervention.

English-speaking students of our University’s Faculty of Health Sciences took part in one of the competitions at the Meeting of Cultures Centre, where in a simulated situation they had to provide assistance to the injured during a stag party. It was a unique opportunity for them to see what the work of a lifeguard is like on a daily basis.

“The English-speaking students of Vincent Pol University are helping to carry out a script entitled ‘The Royal Bachelor’, written by our lecturer, Daniel Luszczak, MSc. The scenario is being carried out as part of the 10th Regional Lifeguard Championships and together with the students, we are helping to carry it out”, explains Dr Dorota Stefanek-Langham, vice-president of Vincent Pol University.

“The paramedics face an event where they have to recognise and treat an injured person. They are hindered in this task by the event’s participants, which they also have to deal with,” says Daniel Łuszczak, who teaches basic paramedic classes at VPU.

As the VPU students said, working with experienced rescuers and taking part in such realistic scenarios was an invaluable experience for them.

The Medical Rescue Championships traditionally end with a Parade of Ambulances with the finish line on Theatre Square in front of the Meeting of Cultures Centre.

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