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.