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July 8, 2011 > Emergency Response Simulation at Unitek

Emergency Response Simulation at Unitek

Submitted By Navraj Bawa

Unitek Education teamed up with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) in June to provide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students a unique opportunity to participate in an emergency response and air rescue simulation. During the Trauma-Sunday 12-hour drill, a core component of the 14-Day EMT training program, students responded to an emergency call and provided on-scene care for victims of traumatic injury. This included an opportunity to transfer trauma victims for emergency airlift by helicopter.

Mike K., an EMT student participating in the mock casualty scene that included live victims and overturned car wreckage commented, "The hands-on nature of this EMT training gave us the real world confidence to tackle any situation that may be waiting for us in our futures as healthcare providers." In addition to CALSTAR, additional emergency response agencies participating in the mass casualty incident drill included Royal Ambulance, West Med Ambulance, Silicon Valley Ambulance and the Fremont Fire Department.

Mock trauma rescue operations provide vital experience students need to perform successfully in real life rescue operations. Students gain the needed confidence in their abilities to perform when faced with real-life emergencies.

For more information about an EMT career, visit Unitek Education's EMT Training website at, or call (888)-790-1458.

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