Omaha Public Schools
posted on October 23, 2009
Benson High Magnet students in the Health Professions and JROTC classes recently executed a simulated medical evacuation exercise called “Project Saving Grace." During the drill, students worked with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), health care professionals, and representatives from the Army National Guard, Omaha Fire Department and Omaha Police Department.
The mock scenario students faced was a bus accident that required treating and/or transporting students and faculty members. Students prepared for the event by learning advanced first aid techniques in treating concussions, eye injuries, fractures, cardiac arrest, punctured lungs, shock, amputation, open fractures, internal bleeding, blunt force trauma, and more. Students also received training in setting up a triage station. During the exercise, students had to recognize what type of injuries the mock victims were experiencing, what injuries take priority, whether to treat them on site or transport them, and learned to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
The evacuation exercise aimed to help students improve the skills they need to save lives and inform the community of the importance of learning first aid.
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*Please note: The photos do not represent a real emergency. All situations were part of the mock disaster drill.*