Students learn about trauma care at Advocate Condell

 
 
Updated 5/21/2018 10:06 AM
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  • Carmel High School students listen to Flight for Life pilot Clark Pollard talk about the Airbus EC-145 helicopter during "Trauma Day," a hands-on event for high school students Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Students, most of whom are interested in careers as medical professionals, participated in rotating activities designed to demonstrate a Trauma I site experience.

      Carmel High School students listen to Flight for Life pilot Clark Pollard talk about the Airbus EC-145 helicopter during "Trauma Day," a hands-on event for high school students Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Students, most of whom are interested in careers as medical professionals, participated in rotating activities designed to demonstrate a Trauma I site experience. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Trauma Nurse Specialist Keely Neville, right, and emergency room technician Lacey Satterfield explain patient care during "Trauma Day" for high school students Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

      Trauma Nurse Specialist Keely Neville, right, and emergency room technician Lacey Satterfield explain patient care during "Trauma Day" for high school students Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • With the assistance of Chris Adams of the Libertyville Fire Department, Libertyville High School freshman Thomas Evans tries on protective gear that a paramedic would wear in an active shooter situation during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center.

      With the assistance of Chris Adams of the Libertyville Fire Department, Libertyville High School freshman Thomas Evans tries on protective gear that a paramedic would wear in an active shooter situation during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Carmel High School seniors, from left, Maddie Motzel, Shawn Novak and Annie Miles learn about the Flight for Life helicopter during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

      Carmel High School seniors, from left, Maddie Motzel, Shawn Novak and Annie Miles learn about the Flight for Life helicopter during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

More than 100 high school students learned about emergency medical care during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

The students, from Carmel and Libertyville high schools, rotated through several stations to learn about emergency room care, drug and alcohol prevention, and the dangers of texting while driving.

The students viewed the interior of an ambulance while Libertyville firefighters/paramedics talked about responding to emergencies, and a Flight for Life helicopter was displayed on the rooftop landing pad.

"It's an opportunity for our local high school students to get introduced to the hospital community," said Dr. William Watson, medical director of trauma at Condell.

The event has been offered five years, and this year the "Stop the Bleed" program was added. The idea is to give students the knowledge needed to control bleeding and potentially save lives at a trauma scene.

"What we're doing is educating (the students) about how to place tourniquets and how to use direct pressure," Watson said.

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