VIDEO: First responders can now be better prepared for emergencies involving children. The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) is on the road with its Mobile Training Center.
For much of June, the specially-equipped RV is parked at South Metro Fire Rescue Authority’s administrative building.
Two vehicle, motor vehicle accident,” said Dr. David Stocker, pediatric emergency physician at Sky Ridge Medical Center.
He was explaining the basic scenario set up for first responders in the simulation lab inside the RV. The patient was a high-tech child manikin, named Max.
“Hey Max, how you feeling buddy?” said Kourtney Hartford, lead paramedic in this training scenario.
Oh, I can’t breathe,” said Dr. Stocker, acting as Max.
Six-year-old Max, has arm pain and he’s been vomiting.
“What’s been going on?” said Hartford.
“I ate something I shouldn’t have,” answered Max.
South Metro firefighters, EMTs and paramedics work as team. They learn Max the manikin is having an anaphylactic reaction after eating something with peanuts. His mother was driving him to an emergency room when they were hit by another car.