How the games work
The Paramedic Games take place over 2 days. Up to 8 teams of 6 will complete 10 realistic, high-fidelity different scenarios and are awarded points based on their performance. Teams may find themselves at a cardiac arrest one minute, providing well-drilled ALS, then the next minute utilising their communication skills to help a def patient suffering from a stroke. all aspects of their performance will be assessed, from how they interact with patients to technical skills learned in university and on the road.
When signing up for the games, we encourage you to do so with a friend, someone you work well with and who has the same skill set (is in the same year at university). Once all of the spaces have been filled, you will be teamed up with 4 more students from the remaining 2 cohorts, ensuring every team has a full mix of skills.
Teams will have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and practice together prior to the games. we hope to put on a series of practice and learning days for those taking part in the games to hone their teamwork and skills.
On the day of the games, teams will attend an induction brief to review the rules and any other necessary information, then collect and check their kit and information pack. you will then follow your timetable indicating what time you are to attend each scenario. teams will attend 5 scenarios on day 1 and 5 on day 2. before each scenario, you will be given any information you need by an MDT-style printout. this will display what your next scenario is and you can decide who in your team will attend (not every team member will be needed in every scenario, giving some of your members a chance to have break). Between scenarios, you will have the opportunity to restock your kit, have a cup of tea and socialise. there will also be a number of bonus tasks to complete for extra points, such as our QCPR station, where your quality of CPR will be assessed. At the end of the last scenario, the team with the most points will be crowned the winners of the paramedic games in our award ceremony