Cowley College EMS Education will hold a landing zone and extrication class Saturday for the 2019 Summer EMT students.

This class is a joint effort between Cowley College EMS instructors, EagleMed and Wellington Fire and EMS.

Many students who complete Cowley’s EMT program work in rural areas and depend on flight services to transport their critical patients to definitive care, which can sometimes be more than an hour away. This class helps the students to understand the process and requirements of landing a medical helicopter at the scene of a medical or trauma call and how to appropriately prepare or package the patient for flight.

After the landing zone class, the students will participate in a simulation of extricating a patient from a vehicle involved in a collision with Wellington Fire & EMS. This class teaches students to understand the mechanics, processes and hazards of removing patients from a crushed vehicle. Under supervision from trained rescue personnel, students will operate the tools, such as the Jaws of Life to safely remove a patient from the vehicle and provide medical care.

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