Austin Paramedics Shadow ER Doctors

Austin/Travis County EMS paramedics and nurses will be shadowing doctors in the emergency room of Dell Children’s Hospital as part of Paramedics Partners, a training program designed to learn how to think like doctors out in the field. Star Flight personnel shadowed Dr. Pat Crocker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Dell Children’s Hospital today and visited with 13 year-old patient Jon-Michael Kirksey, who broke his wrist when he fell down stairs at his school. Joining Dr. Crocker, left, is Jim Allday, right, Star Flight Chief Clinical Supervisor, as they go over several scenarios for causes and treatment in case this was more than a broken wrist, like a seizure that caused him to fall down the stairs and break his wrist.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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