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Firefighters Train for Emergencies

We're taking a look at how this EMS training is made surprisingly realistic

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 6:39 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2018 6:39 PM

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go through monthly e-m-s trainings to keep their medical skills sharp - and our communities safe. but today - they're getting extra hands-on. kimt news 3's annalise johnson is live to tell us how. ems training-lintro-2 katie - i'm here at the mayo clinic stabile building - the home of the multidisciplinar y simulation center. it is here firefighters are getting some life like training from people with special training themselves. xxx ems training-lpkg-2 ems training-lpkg-4 oh my god - come in - come in here's the scene: 16 year old high school student john is having an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting - and his school nurse called for the firefighters help. but in reality - natural sound: wheezing this isn't a school nurse's office - and john is not actually having a medical emergency. his name isn't even really john. these are actors - providing life- like training for the firefighters in the simulator - while batallion chief and ems group coordinator erik propotnik watches behind a one-way mirror to see how they respond. ems training-lpkg-3 it gets everybodys stress level up a little higher. it gets us about as close as we can to the real event. things always play out a little differently on the street compared to a sterile class environment ems training-lpkg-6 while the firefighters know the situation isn't real - they treat it is as if it is. it gets intense. they've got some great actors here. theyre not afraid to be vocal - to let us know when things hurt - just like they would in real life making the scenario as life-like as possible for the firefighters is what the actors are trained to do - explains nursing education specialist brenda bos ems training-lpkg-5 they memorize scripts and they deliver a performance based on the need for the scenario so its very lifelike - its very similar to a real situation. ems training-lpkg-7 we're trying to move away from the textbook answer or technique to a question and how it really is gonna play out on the street with a real life patient whose situation is eminent you guys did great after the simulation session - the groups of firefighters watch the recorded video of their training and talk over what went well - and what didn't. we have an instructor assigned to each scenario and they're able to critique with the crews at areas they excelled and also areas areas where maybe they can improve all in an effort to ensure the fire crew is prepared to respond to real life medical calls - and save lives. ems training-ltag-2 the firefighters also went through a simulated traumatic bleeding scenario - where an actor was fake- stabbed in the leg and was spurting fake blood. limb lab created a device to attach to the actor's leg so that the fire crew can realistically use a turniquet without injuring the actor. fun fact: the fake blood they used today is made from beet juice. live in rochester annalise johnson kimt news 3. / thank you annalise. every rochester firefighter will run through these scenarios. a furry
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