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Mont Alto students gained hands-on trauma-response training today

4/28/2010 —

The Penn State Hershey LifeLion helicopter descended on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto this morning during a trauma-scenario training excercise. The event was made possible by collaboration between the campus and the Pennsylvania Institute of Applied Health Sciences along with the LifeLion helicopter, Blue Ridge Summit Fire, Mont Alto EMS, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Franklin County EMA and the Mont Alto Fire Department.

Penn State Mont Alto’s freshman forest technology students learned first-hand how to respond to an emergency in the woods. The exercise utilitized iStan, the Penn State Mont Alto nursing department's new mobile human simulation patient. For this exercise, iStan was programmed to react how a real patient might who had sustained a head and neck injury and a deep gash in one of his legs. The "accident" took place in the woods adjacent to the campus.

Click on here to access a photo gallery from the training exercise.

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