Greenwich nursing student helps crash victims
By poppy_smith | Monday, February 25, 2013, 19:21
A nursing student from the University of Greenwich helped the victims of a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian.
Beula Clarkson, who is in the third year of her Adult Nursing degree at the university's Avery Hill Campus, was driving to work when she saw the accident.
"I was at the traffic lights and saw a person lying in the road," says Beula. "I rushed over and saw there were two patients, a man and a woman. I assessed the patients and made sure both their airways were clear and that they were both breathing. They were conscious but a little dazed."
Both patients had head and chest injuries which were not life-threatening. Beula stayed with them until the air ambulance arrived to take them to Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
Beula adds: "The training I received at Greenwich really helped. Along with improving my medical skills, my communication skills have also become more effective. I used this to calm the patients down."
To find out more about studying nursing at the University of Greenwich, visit:http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/mid