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EMS/Paramedic Students Get Closer Look at Medical Helicopter


Geisinger Health System's Life Flight helicopter makes its 8:30 a.m. landing on the Madigan Library lawn.
Geisinger Health System’s Life Flight helicopter makes its 8:30 a.m. landing on the Madigan Library lawn.
From left, N. Kim Johnson, flight nurse and part-time practical nursing instructor at the college; pilot Mark Boudreau; and Rory Stubbs, a flight paramedic and 2002 Penn College graduate in paramedic technology, explain procedures unique to an emergency response by air.
From left, N. Kim Johnson, flight nurse and part-time practical nursing instructor at the college; pilot Mark Boudreau; and Rory Stubbs, a flight paramedic and 2002 Penn College graduate in paramedic technology, explain procedures unique to an emergency response by air.
The flight nurse explains how to prep a patient for transport by medical helicopter.
The flight nurse explains how to prep a patient for transport by medical helicopter.
A Penn College student volunteers to be a patient, secured to a stretcher ...
A Penn College student volunteers to be a patient, secured to a stretcher …
... and loaded into the aircraft by her classmates
… and loaded into the aircraft by her classmates

One of Geisinger Health System’s Life Flight helicopters landed on the Madigan Library lawn Thursday morning, providing students in Penn College’s emergency medical services and paramedic majors with rare access to the medical aircraft and its working crew.

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