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Students get hands-on experience in a trauma-scenario training event

Students carry the actor, the patient, to the LifeLion helicopter
Students carry the "patient" to the LifeLion helicopter during the training exercise.
4/26/2013 —

Penn State Mont Alto held its fourth annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students on April 26 at the campus. The Penn State Hershey LifeLion helicopter, Blue Ridge Summit Rescue, Mont Alto EMS,  the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Franklin County EMA and the Mont Alto Fire Department assisted in the exercise.

Penn State Mont Alto’s freshman forest technology students, associate degree (RN) nursing students, and RN-to-BS nursing students were afforded hands-on training responding to a trauma scenario in the woods adjacent to the campus, as well as how it is to work with trauma patients in a simulated Emergency Department. In addition, Penn State Mont Alto’s nursing faculty facilitated the use of iStan in the exercise; he is the department’s mobile human simulation patient. iStan was treated from “injuries” by forestry, nursing and paramedic students.

To view photos from the exercise, please click here to visit our album on facebook.

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