AAEM medical student forum| Volume 20, ISSUE 3, P325-326, April 2001

Saving lives through community education1

  • Stephanie L. Schnepp
    Reprint Address: Stephanie L. Schnepp, 1505 Riviera Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122
    Second-Year Medical Student, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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      As physicians and medical students, we work with many victims of motor vehicle collisions, choking, and heart attacks. Unfortunately, we do not usually get the opportunity to help prevent these events and the outcome of an emergency situation often depends on bystanders recognizing and responding to the situation. The Tulane Life Support Society is a medical student-run organization that is training large numbers of laypeople in New Orleans to help prevent, recognize, and manage emergency situations. One life has already been saved by a man trained last year.
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