Dubai Women’s College (DWC) Medical Imaging and Paramedic students presented a one-day hands-on workshop at the 9th Arab Health Emergency Medicine Conference, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The ‘Advanced Emergency Skills’ workshop is part of the 3-day conference, 23-25 October, highlighting the need for enhanced emergency medical care medicine in the region.
Ron Blough, coordinator of DWC advanced-level paramedic program, said the student-led workshop reviews trauma protocol medical images, basic and advanced cardiac rhythms, trauma care, as well as advanced airway control techniques. ‘We challenge our Emirati students with current medical training and skills. We encourage them to present this information to others for the betterment of the health care community,’ he added.
Dubai Women’s College is known for delivering educational best practice in health sciences. The paramedic program has been a successful partnership between the Higher Colleges of Technology and The Government of Dubai since 2003. This partnership includes an international partner, Harrisburg Area Community College, USA, where the students receive their qualifications and international work experience. The graduates from this program are employed by the Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Police, Sharjah Police, and the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services (DCAS).
The 4-year BSc Medical Imaging program is accredited by the UK Society and College of Radiographers and enjoys a 90% employment rates throughout the emirates. Running for the last sixteen years, this robust educational program places strong emphasis on linking theory with practice, which has given graduates the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress into senior management and specialist imaging positions.