April 27, 2016
exploration students from Granbury Middle School visited the CareFlite medical transport service on April
flight crew was able to talk to the students and explain their daily duties and
responsibilities. The CareFlite
employees also explained to students what they need to do to pursue a career in
the emergency medical field – such as a flight nurse or flight paramedic.
Students learned of the five
years of experience required of all applicants along with the certifications of
each member of the flight team. Students were able to view and ask
questions about the helicopter, the team’s procedures, guidelines, and
responsibilities. The competitive field requires dedication to the job, and
some students are considering entering this dynamic industry.
The field trip was the
culmination of their study of the health science career cluster, according to
GMS teacher Valerie Brau. Students
investigate sixteen career clusters throughout their year to introduce students
to various careers so that they can make better choices when deciding on the
direction of their high school electives and education.
CareFlite is a non-profit organization that provides
emergency medical transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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