WVU Health Sciences students perform mock ‘Code Blue’ emergency response

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Students at WVU Health Sciences center trained for cardiac arrest patients on Tuesday. 

Students and local emergency services professionals performed a ‘code blue’ emergency response to a simulated cardiac arrest situation. 

This activity is being done as part of ‘National Healthcare Simulation Week’. 

This celebrates global professionals who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. 

“In a code blue, the most important thing is to make sure that a patient’s airwave is open, and that everybody is doing their job to account for this in real life and in our scenario here,” said Tom Wissman, WVU Pharmacy Student. 

Students used skills developed through practice at the WV STEPS Center, which is the university’s state of the art simulation lab. 

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