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Parkview DeKalb Hospital donates equipment to MPAS program

AUBURN – Parkview DeKalb Hospital recently presented Trine University and the Auburn Eckhart Public Library with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) manikins, emergency medical equipment, and supplies to benefit training programs in CPR, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) education.

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Trine University received two Deluxe CRiSis Manikins®, two cardiac defibrillators, two complete crash carts, one adult infant and child airway/ventilation cart, intubation equipment, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) manuals, and numerous other CPR and medical related supplies. 

A Deluxe CRiSis® Manikin is a complete resuscitation system that features an advanced airway management system, rhythm generator and ECG monitor. The specialized manikin contains interactive features designed to draw blood, perform an IV, drill into bone, intubate an airway, and monitor heart rhythms and blood pressure.

“We are hugely thankful to Parkview DeKalb for this generous donation of medical simulation equipment,” said Emilio Vazquez, M.D., associate professor and program director, Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. “Our current relationship with the Parkview Mirro Center has provided Trine University’s physician assistant students an unparalleled opportunity to participate in high-fidelity simulations. The donated equipment will allow us to set up a lower-fidelity simulation at Trine’s Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne and allow us to more efficiently train our students and use the capabilities of the Mirro Center.” 

The Eckhart Public Library was gifted four basic adult manikins, four infant manikins, and two Automated External Defibrillators (AED) machines. The CPR training equipment will help to establish a program at the library where certified CPR instructors from Parkview DeKalb Hospital, who typically rent, may check out the manikins free of charge to teach CPR continuing education. 

Parkview DeKalb Hospital will continue to provide the community with quality first aid, CPR, basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support training. For more information, please contact CPRCenter@Parkview.com.

Photo: Emilio Vazquez, M.D., right. associate professor and program director, Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, stands with Joyce Johnson, RN, workforce development core educator, Parkview Nursing Education and Clinical Excellence, along with some of the equipment that will be donated to Trine's MPAS program. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)