AeroMD Visits St. Croix School for National Take Your Daughters And Sons To Work Day
AeroMD recognized National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day this year with medical team members visiting St. Croix’s Good Hope Country Day School. They showed students a specialized ground ambulance* and taught first steps to take in a medical emergency.
Expanding on AeroMD’s long-term commitment to the U.S. Virgin Islands community, parts of the company mission are to educate young people on how to react to a medical emergency and to showcase potential careers in medicine. The hope is to refine this community extension and visit additional schools in the future.
To bring the work day experience to school (versus students missing a day of classes), the AeroMD team drove a critical care transport (CCT) vehicle to the school campus. Approximately 150 students were able to walk through the special disaster response vehicle. Medical team members were on-site to educate students ranging from preschool through grade six, about how best to handle situations when someone gets injured or becomes seriously ill.
Good Hope Country Day School Head of School William Bugg welcomed the campus visit, particularly as the school’s COVID-19 protocols were recently changed to allow for campus visitors. The AeroMD team sent home an emergency worksheet with each student, to ensure they are prepared to call for emergency assistance and provide driving directions to their homes.
According to the national non-profit website for National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day, since 1993 on the fourth Thursday in April, more than 40 million youth and adults in over 4 million workplaces around the world have participated in the program. It helps youth maintain a positive and healthy self-image, raise their future aspirations, and overcome societal barriers in order to reach their full potential.
* In case of a medical emergency, 911 should always be called first. From a landline dial 911, from a cell phone call (340) 772-9111 on St. Croix, or (340) 776-9110 on St. Thomas/St. John.
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