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Paramedicine Students Earn Real-world Experience at Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

First-year Central Washington University paramedicine students Ben Pruett and Brian Dice had CWU Paramedicine Students Give Flu Shotssome experience with intramuscular injections in a classroom setting, but the Kittitas County Health Department’s drive-thru flu vaccine operation at the fairgrounds on Friday gave them a chance to put those skills to work.

The difference in those two settings? Outside the Western Village they encountered a little more squirming.

“It’s exposing us to a lot of pediatric patients,” Pruett said, as the screams of a young girl were heard coming out of a mini van behind him. “More kids than adults today, dealing with the screaming and things like that, it’s really fascinating.”

Read the entire article online at the Daily Record.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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