Lifesaving learning

EMS class offers unique opportunity for students

It was a busy afternoon in Dr. Janice Racoosin’s EMT class at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center one day recently.

They had a patient who had been impaled, and students were working to get his intestines back where they belonged.

Another group was working on burn victims, while others were dealing with a patient in cardiac arrest.

Fortunately, all of the “patients” were mannequins.

But the learning that was taking place was for real.

And during the remainder of the school year, they’ll be taking turns helping care for real live patients as

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