Thorpepark Primary School in Hull
|When were you in year 6?|
|What do you do now?|
I am now in my first year of studying Children’s Nursing at Hull University
|Did I.M.P.S. help to influence this in any way?|
I believe it did as I remember walking around the hospital during the I.M.P.S. session and being mesmerised by all the machines and the nurses. I felt that one day I would like to do something like that! Having the plaster finger was also fun and learning the recovery position and CPR I found interesting.
|Have you ever used any I.M.P.S. skills?|
I have not used them in a real life situation but I am sure I will in my future career. I also remember that I taught my younger sister the recovery position after the I.M.P.S. session.
|Does your job require you to use any risk management, injury prevention or first aid skills?|
Yes, it will do as I will be working with children who will possibly be injured and will have to take risk assessments of any patients and the environment they are in. If there is a risk I will need to know how to prevent it or minimise any harm.
|Do you think your I.M.P.S. training has made a difference to you?|
Yes I think it has.
When I was a child, I always wore my helmet after hearing about children injuring themselves and seeing the X-rays of this. I also believe I.M.P.S. training influenced my decision to become a nurse as I found the hospital environment, the medical equipment, the staff and the information that was given very interesting and in some ways I remember finding it ‘magical’. I could not believe that what the I.M.P.S. trainers were teaching me could help save somebodies life which is an amazing thing to do.