Our Academic Forum, this time around was on the topic of Human Factors. Speakers included two PCP student speakers and our very own PCP Lead Paramedic
1) Our first speaker was 3rd year medical student, Maria Ahmad. She discussed a case she had attended on a recent shift with her PCP mentor and the human factors related to the case. A special note which have been discussed in many AFs is the role of bandwidth and how it can be taken up for a student but also for any healthcare professional
2) Second speaker was 4th year medical student, Zakaria Rob. He discussed two cases that he attended during his MEDIC 2 shifts. With incorporation of human factors but also reflections of both shifts.
3) Our final speaker was our PCP Lead Paramedic, Craig Cassidy. He discussed his personal experience during the 7/7 attack and some of the difficult conditions he had to work in. Like Maria's talk, he discussed how his bandwidth was personally affected and crucially how it can be easily taken up in situations like this.