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Student Paramedics Hold Mass-Casualty Simulation

Paramedic students assess 'patients'' injuries Communication vital in mass-casualty treatment Transporting an injured 'victim'Student paramedics learning about mass-casualty incidents and the incident command system held a drill on Penn College’s main campus Wednesday. “The simulated incidents put into practice the concepts of triaging ‘patients’ of different severity, beginning appropriate on-scene treatment and organizing the logistics to get the ‘patients’ transported,” said Mark A. Trueman, director of the paramedic technology program in the college’s School of Health Sciences. “The scenarios are important so the students experience the problem-solving and radio communication required to successfully manage the incident and not transfer the confusion to health-care facilities that will receive the patients.”
Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer