It’s an excercise in emergency medicine worthy of a fairy tale — Disney princesses and a prince suffered multiple injuries Wednesday in a mock drill at Amherst Steele High School.
Role-players had maladies ranging from getting attacked by sharks or fracturing an ankle to a injuries from a magic carpet crash, poison, and an allergic reaction.
Junior medical health technology students were rushed to the scene to help each fantastical victim and treat their injuries.
The students were divided into four groups. At each scene they were tested on calming down the victims, assessing the nature of the injury, calling 911, and treating victims’ injuries.
Teacher Kim Haney creates a different theme each year for the mock code drill.
She said the students learn that the medicine isn’t about fill-in-the-blank answers. EMTS, nurses, and doctors must come up with solutions fast and prioritize who is the most endangered and hurt.
The costumes and props are always fun (last year teens dealt with wounds from a “Sharknado”-inspired shark attack) but Haney said they are just set dressing to make the work more fun.
Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Amherst News-Times Rachel Roseback and Sydney Wood help treat multiple wounds on a princess.