Training shows emergency department residents patient response before the hospital

Training for OSF emergency department residents Thursday in East Peoria
Training for OSF emergency department residents Thursday in East Peoria(25 News Now)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 7:15 PM CDT
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EAST PEORIA (25 News Now) - Residents of the emergency department at OSF had a first-hand look at what first responders do before patients arrive at the hospital.

Training Thursday by East Peoria firefighters showed how they remove crash victims from a wrecked vehicle.

The emergency department residents even got to use those tools - saws, axes, sledgehammers and more - to remove mannequins from the vehicle.

Organizers say it helps to provide a closer look at what happens in an emergency before the ambulance arrives at the hospital.

The exercise is put on every three years. Today, around 40 people took part.