Commonwealth Charter Academy students learn to treat medical trauma

For Abington Journal | October 17th, 2017 11:19 am

FACTORYVILLE — High school students from Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a statewide public cyber charter school, gathered at Seamans Airport Oct. 12 to explore a unique career path within the medical field: managing traumas on a life flight helicopter.

Students witnessed the pilots of Commonwealth One, Commonwealth Health’s medical helicopter, preparing and taking flight as they responded to an emergency. The nine students who attended the field trip had the opportunity to participate in a real-life trauma simulation, led by specially trained nurses and EMTs. The simulation included stabilizing a patient injured in an accident and practicing intubation by inserting breathing tubes into a practice mannequin.

This career exploration event was one of many CCA is hosting for students across the state, exploring fields ranging from health care to sports management to the arts and more.

Commonwealth One responding to an emergency call at Seamans Airport in Factoryville Oct. 12. Students from Commonwealth Charter Academy were able to see how the pilots prepared the helicopter and watch it take flight.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_ABJ-Trauma-Sim.jpgCommonwealth One responding to an emergency call at Seamans Airport in Factoryville Oct. 12. Students from Commonwealth Charter Academy were able to see how the pilots prepared the helicopter and watch it take flight. Submitted photo

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