Students from Santa Fe College’s Emergency Medical Services Program took First Place in the 2014 invitational National Advanced Life Support / Basic Life Support (ALS/BLS) Team Competition in the Student ALS division. SF’s EMS team B took second place in the ALS division.
The competition was held at Fire Rescue East in Daytona Beach, Florida. The scenarios are designed by a committee of Physicians, EMS Educators, EMS Training Officers, and Paramedics. The goal of the competition is to simulate real life as closely as possible. This year’s scenario included an electrocution patient, trauma patient, and an allergic reaction patient.
Participants are judged on basic scene safety and precautions, correctly assessing the patients, correctly diagnosing and treating patients, and appropriate patient interventions.
Students compete alongside professional fire rescue teams from across the nation.