TouroCOM Hosts Trauma Day

April 05, 2018
Dr. David Colbourne, who planned and oversaw Trauma Day, instructing a group of students.
Dr. David Colbourne, who planned and oversaw Trauma Day, instructing a group of students.

About 50 high school students enrolled in Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)’s highly successful after-school program, Med-Achieve, with their TouroCOM student mentors following their final session for the semester, "Trauma Day".  At "Trauma Day" the TouroCOM student mentors, adorned with fake blood and lying impaled with foreign objects to mimic real injuries, helped show the aspiring physicians how to become first responders and help "patients" with life-threatening injuries survive a simulated train wreck. Among the injuries were lacerations, broken bones, severe burns, dislocations, and fractures. The students were taught how to check breathing, pulse, circulation, and cervical spines for damage.

Source: AACOM