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First in State of Louisiana to conduct PHTLS Hybrid Course - Friday, June 1, 2012

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Click "View Document" above to read Arthur Lewis' full letter to the PHTLS Executive Council.
The Hybrid course was held in May of 2012 in Lafayette, LA. The students consisted of Paramedics that worked in remote locations on land or in the Gulf of Mexico and could be with a patient for an hour or more before Medevac would arrive to transport patient to a definitive care facility. The ISS instructors used a combination of manikins and live victims in the skill stations. Utilizing moulaged victims and a variety of special scene effects, they created a realistic environment for the responding teams.

Arthur Lewis II explained, "at times I felt as though we were on a Hollywood movie set. These instructors took the time to create a scene that was unique to their students work environment and modified the scenarios to reflect realistic barriers & obstacles that they would face in a true response without changing the goals and objectives of the PHTLS course scenarios.

"This was one of the best courses that I have had the privilege to monitor, said Mr. Lewis, PHTLS State Coordinator for Louisiana.  "We observed a group of motivated and energized instructors and a group of students that were excited and totally engaged in the learning process. Truly, this was an impressive group of students and instructors; truly loving what they were doing.


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