Health Professions students ‘rescue’ Sutter kids in a mock disaster

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Health Professions' responders and Sutter 'victims'

The alarm sounded for the Health Professions High School campus to evacuate due to a fictitious explosion.

The 11th grade Health Professions students rushed to apply their Red Cross First Aid skills at this mock disaster.They treated the pretend injuries of “victims” from Sutter Middle School’s MESA program.

These “victims” displayed pretend blood and injuries professionally applied by the Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps. Jennifer Young, who is an alumna of Sutter, did an outstanding job as the Incident Commander of the HPHS Mock Disaster response team.

Health Professions students responded within specified rescue teams. They triaged the injuries treating the most severe first. Then they carried students to designated tarps for further medical monitoring.

Sutter student reporters from “The Pick” were on the scene capturing footage and interviews for their campus YouTube announcements. It was a worthy learning experience for everyone involved.