Training Session at MCMH All Too Lifelike



ELLSWORTH — The scenario at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) could easily have been real.

 

Hunt Gressit (left), a physician’s assistant at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, directs the care for “Stan,” a high fidelity patient used in training exercises. Assisting is Monica Jackson, RN. — JACQUELINE WEAVER
Hunt Gressit (left), a physician’s assistant at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, directs the care for “Stan,” a high fidelity patient used in training exercises. Assisting is Monica Jackson, RN. — JACQUELINE WEAVER

A 35-year-old man and his wife were riding all-terrain vehicles when he suddenly took a short cut around a tree and collided head on with his wife.

The “man” hit the tree with his chin and then his chest. He was conscious and the trauma nurses were assessing what needed to be done first.

The high fidelity patient, “Stan,” was being treated in a LifeFlight simulator — which is a large recreational vehicle equipped like a hospital trauma room.

The purpose of the LifeFlight Foundation program is to bring training to hospital personnel and emergency medical service crews who might not otherwise receive frequent professional development.

The exercise allows medical personnel to test and practice their critical thinking reactions and skills, all of which can be viewed later on videotape.

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