MUHC Adult Trauma Centre invites grade 11 students for educational tour

Thirteen grade 11 students from St-Luc High School were treated to an educational Trauma Centre Tour at the Montreal General Hospital on February 27. The goal: to enlighten the young people about risky behaviours and their potential consequences by introducing them to the various departments affiliated with trauma.  Students had the opportunity to visit the trauma resuscitation bay and witness a mock trauma scenario. They also got up close and personal with the computerized tomography (CT) scan area, the Operating Room department and the Intensive Care Unit. A patient who survived a trauma spoke with the students and they participated in a disabilities workshop.  During the tour they met various healthcare professionals to understand their roles in the Trauma Centre.  

“Our hope with this tour was to influence the students’ attitudes towards risky behaviours and decrease the number of preventable traumas,” says Tara Grenier, Injury Prevention Coordinator of the MUHC Trauma Program. “From what I heard and witnessed from the students, I think we accomplished our goal.”