Westfield State nursing students practice real-life situation

Hampden County

Nursing Students at Westfield State University had a chance to practice a real-life emergency situation Saturday.

Students in the University’s nursing, physician assistant, EMT, athletic training, and sports medicine programs participated in a patient transfer simulation, which included a Life Star helicopter landing on Campus.

The event was held to show future emergency responders how to help stabilize a patient before being flown to the hospital by helicopter.

Some emergency workers from smaller towns also took part in Saturday’s simulation

Mike Tryon, the director of the EMT program at Westfield State, told 22News, “Some of the smaller hill towns in their 10/20 year career in service they may not interact with a helicopter. This gives folks the opportunity to interact with the crews, to learn what is important to them when they’re coming in and their patient care.”

The Westfield Fire Department also helped in Saturday’s patient transfer simulation.

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