EMT Students Get Hands-on Experience At Extrication Day

Published 08/22 2014 05:28PM

Updated 08/22 2014 06:19PM

EMT students at Texas State Technical College's Abilene Campus participated in Extrication Day at 10 o'clock Friday morning. This exercise gives students the opportunity to try their hand in a mock emergency scenario involving multiple injuries.

EMS Director, Andy Weaver, said, "They've got to communicate and they've got to make decisions and transport patients and triage, figure out who needs to go to the hospital first. It really puts them to a test but it's really about learning, it's not about testing, it's about learning".

Twelve students worked through the motions as a fully capable EMT unit, providing patient care to gain a better perspective of working in this field.

"It was really impressive to see exactly how everyone worked together. This was a great experience especially from a learning environment," commented Justin Hill, a TSTC EMT Student, who participated in today's event.

The students are almost to the point of certification where they will be elligible to work for an ambulance service, or continue on to the level of paramedic.

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