Aspiring physicians practice skills in rescuing traffic accident victims

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 10:49:22-04

LANSING, MI – Doctors-in-training at the Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency will have a unique opportunity Thursday to rescue mock victims from car accidents and use extrication tools, such as the Jaws of Life.

The Medical Residents and firefighters and paramedics from Delta Township Fire Department Station 1 will participate in a fast-moving training exercise, working against time to use a variety of tools to access vehicles and understand the physics of what happens to a Patient involved in a car accident.

Reporters are welcome to attend the exercise at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Fire Station 1, 811 North Canal Road, near Saginaw.

The program is overseen by John Dery, D.O., Associate Medical Director of EMS at Sparrow Health System and core faculty member for the project.

“This is an incredible hands-on learning tool for our resident physicians,” Dr. Dery said. “We are one of the only Emergency Medicine programs in the nation to include this training for our Residents.

“The end result is to always provide the highest level of care for our Patients from the moment of injury until the time of their discharge from the hospital.”

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