U-H MedEvac crews train with Twinsburg Firefighters

TWINSBURG, OH (WOIO) - University Hospitals MedEvac crews and Twinsburg Firefighters spent six hours getting some extra training Saturday. The Field Day took place at the Twinsburg Fire Station on Glenwood Avenue.

MedEvac Crews practiced removing personnel from the helicopter and lifting techniques were taught.  There was also fire extinguisher training. All helicopter crew members needed to discharge a fire extinguisher and put out a small fire.

Other life-saving training for both firefighters and hospital employees included a simulated medical/trauma scenario, Ventricular Assist Device review, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump loading, and King Airway lecture.  There was also a lecture on seizures.

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