Learning CPR, how to apply a tourniquet, and intubate
Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center creates a day-long experience for Benjamin Franklin Experience students to provide a glimpse into emergency medicine. In a hands-on training environment typically limited to medical students, BFE teens are led through exercises demonstrating how to:
intubate a patient not breathing;
perform CPR; and
apply a tourniquet.
Working on high-tech simulators capable of breathing, bleeding, blinking, and talking, students learn how they could take meaningful action during a medical emergency. They also gain exposure to the incredible field of medicine through a team of passionate and highly-accomplished experts.
I realized I might want to be a physician’s assistant.
In the last year of high school I kind of pigeonholed myself saying, I can’t go to medical school. Now I’m looking at that in a new way and considering it as an opportunity. Maybe I can go to medical school.
My joy today was learning how to do CPR, so now I feel like Superman.
Meet the remarkable team from Greenville Health System who gave their time and talent to BFE’s bright young leaders.