BSC (Hons) Paramedic Practice
GNAAS offers placements to Teesside University students studying BSC (Hons) Paramedic Practice to provide additional practice and learning to individuals in critical and trauma care.
The partnership, the first of its kind in the UK, formed in 2014 and since then students have been given the chance for a one day fly out with the crew.
Around six of the students are also offered a two-week critical care placement.
Students are given guidance and support throughout their time with the charity and are provided with one-to-one training and the chance to practice scenarios, as well as attending real-life emergencies.
The arrangement has since lead to around 50 students training at the charity’s Teesside and Langwathby bases.
Caroline Wright, 36, from Hartlepool, says her time spent with GNAAS was “unforgettable.”
She added: “It gives students a real insight into the operations at the airbase and what type of jobs the air ambulance fly to.
This means we will be better placed to understand the role of the air ambulance when we take up posts as paramedics.”