- Date Submitted
- 29 February 2012
- Age of Students
- Ages 5-19
- Group Size
- Date of Event
15-17th March 2012
- Birmingham and Solihull
- Birmingham NEC B40 1NT
- Involved School, Colleges and Organisations
Researchers from Imperial College, London will be running a simulation of a patient having a heart attack as the main focus of our simulation. They will be seen in the ambulance, in the angiography suite, and finally in the GP surgery 6 weeks later when they are better.
They need around 4 or 5 volunteers per day, to allow for breaks, etc. Local medical students, which would be ideal; enough knowledge to chat about the medical science to interested children, but no huge in-depth knowledge about angiography needed!
You will be either role playing in our simulation or helping to man the various stands around the simulation. This will all involve chatting to the public, so they should be ready to be engaging and interested...and the kinds of stands we will have will be:
talking about the basic anatomy of the heart and what the heart does (at a very basic level)
measuring saturations on children
taking blood pressure
helping to do a basic ECG
helping to show stents/balloons that we have used in the scenario (the cardiologist in our team will also be around on this stand)
looking at the technology we have used, and the science of haptics/simulation (again, our own technology research fellow will be there for this one)
They need an average of two Ambassadors per stand at any one time. Overall they will need 4 or 5 all day, but it obviously doesn't need to be the same people all day.