Student-led emergency response teams on campus

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At McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a group of student volunteers are a part of the Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) which provides emergency medical services on campus. Team members carry medical equipment and life-saving medication such as epinephrine (e.g. EpiPen®) in their packs. We spoke to a member of the EFRT executive team to learn more about their group and other student-led teams.

What can you tell us about EFRT?

Several decades ago, undergraduate student Eddie Wasser raised concerns about lengthy EMS response times on campus with McMaster administration. He received support to start a student-led response team, and EFRT was launched in 1982.

The team is currently made up of 30

  • How does someone on campus reach EFRT?
  • When EFRT is contacted, what process is followed?
  • What types of emergencies do you handle?
  • How do you work with campus security?
  • Why is it important to have a student-led response team on campus?
  • How common are student-led response teams on Canadian campuses?
  • Does EFRT engage with similar groups at other institutions?

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Quelle: Food Allergy Canada
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