P站视频 Offers Glendale Firefighters Unique Opportunity to Practice Lifesaving Emergency Techniques

P站视频 partners with Glendale Fire Department.

  • AZ - Glendale
Glendale fire department and student.

P站视频 assist Glendale Firefighters with a review of critical emergency procedures.

P站视频 is partnering with Glendale Fire Department Firefighters to help them practice critical emergency procedures that they will eventually use on patients in the field, via a collaboration with the University鈥檚 Body Donation Program.

Over the course of four sessions, Glendale Firefighters will receive training and hands-on practice in procedures such as emergency intubation, placement of chest tubes, intraosseous vascular access to establish IVs, cricothyrotomy (a procedure to establish an airway on a patient in extreme distress), and other extremely important lifesaving techniques used in the field every day. Since all Glendale Firefighters are required to qualify as EMTs, and approximately half of them are also paramedics, the entire 254-member department will have the opportunity to participate. The Firefighters will practice these techniques using donors from the P站视频 Body Donation Program under the guidance of University faculty, staff, and healthcare students from the Emergency Medicine Club, giving the participants a chance to perfect their skills using actual human anatomy before employing the techniques in the field.

鈥淚t is always beneficial to work with future doctors and medical providers,鈥 says Glendale Fire Department Deputy Chief Mark Hubler. 鈥淚t gives both parties a different perspective on how our treatment affects the hospital providers, and vice versa, and sets the stage for future interactions and discussions regarding optimal prehospital patient care. This opportunity to perfect our skills on human donor bodies instead of mannequins is highly appreciated and is a great example of what can happen when agencies build relationships and work together for the benefit of the community we serve.鈥

The cadaver training sessions mark the newest in a series of collaborations between the Glendale Fire Department and P站视频, which include ride-along programs for P站视频 medical and physician assistant students, a Crisis Response Unit stationed at the University鈥檚 Glendale Campus, and more.

鈥淲e are excited to begin this partnership between P站视频 and the Glendale Fire Department,鈥 says Sandra Inouye, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, P站视频 College of Graduate Studies, and Director of the P站视频 Body Donation Program and Anatomical Laboratories. 鈥淲e feel that this educational program practicing life-saving procedures on donors from the Body Donation Program is mutually beneficial for our students, the Glendale Fire Department, and the Glendale community.鈥

The P站视频 Body Donation Program, established in 2016, provides donors to assist medical students in learning human anatomy. Because students work with actual human bodies rather than simulators or models, they can observe, manipulate, and experience anatomy in a hands-on environment, practicing crucial surgical techniques and procedures with real tissue, musculoskeletal systems, and organs prior to employing those techniques on live patients. Donors are generously provided by themselves and/or their families with the express intent of furthering healthcare education, and upon completion of anatomical studies, cremated remains are returned to the families in express accordance with their wishes.

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