Acadian held mach mass casualty incident to train paramedic students
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — A mach mass casualty incident simulation was held today at Acadian helping the National EMS Academy students to be better equipped with real life scenarios. The scenario today was a tornado had torn through a community, knocking a huge building onto a child care center. This is helping prepare the paramedic students how to act in high intensity and stressful situations.
"We want to turn out paramedics that really, you know it's not our emergency it's yours, and we want to instill confidence in the general public that our students can handle anything that they're presented with and that they have the knowledge base and they can apply it," says Karri Ancelet, education coordinator for National EMS Academy for Acadian Ambulance.
By 2016, the national registry standards for paramedic students will be simulation based, so Acadian is getting a jump start for their students. If you are interested in learning more about being a paramedic student you can log on to NEMSA.com.