Air Evac team gives demonstration to local students

Published: Apr. 4, 2017 at 6:34 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII)-- Kids and members of the Ardmore community got a lesson in first aid, and an air evac demonstration Tuesday afternoon.

"It was really neat to see the helicopter," 10th grader Anna Quesada said. "I've actually been thinking about nursing, so the flight nurse job, I think I'd really enjoy that."

With several family members working in health care, Quesada has always wanted to get involved in medicine.

"With that influence, I really like caring for people and learning about the body, how to fix things, and care for people." Quesada said.

That's why she was excited to see a demonstration at her school, the Ardmore Adventist Academy, Tuesday afternoon.

.And it was a demonstration she even got to be a part of, the air evac team strapping her on a gurney and lifting her inside the air ambulance.

"Being inside, it was kind of really small, and you feel confined. if I was a patient, I'd feel kind of weird if I was awake." Quesada said.

Its the reason the flight nurse Charlysa Brady likes doing these demonstrations.

"Just seeing what the nursing field and medical field has to offer is what inspires me, and I'm able to share that with children, which is a really neat thing." Brady said.

.And its why Principal Mary Burton was excited for it to come to her school.

"Just to reach out, and learn to get beyond their own little world, into the bigger world of the whole community needing help, and what we can do to help them." Burton said.

And the students say mission accomplished.

"I think it was really cool to see the nurses, and the paramedics, and tell what they do in the helicopter. And its so cool how they do it in the air, and not on land." Quesada said.