Stawell Regional Health recently welcomed 60 year 10 students from Stawell Secondary College to P.A.R.T.Y.
P.A.R.T.Y, or Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, is a half day injury prevention program teaching young people about the consequences of risky behaviour.
Students participated in various scenarios presented by various medical staff. They practiced CPR on dummies, tried out surgical equipment, had pretend CT Scans, and found out what happens to an accident victim when they first get to hospital.
They also got to find out what rehabilitation is like and the impact it has on the patient, family and friends.
"The purpose of this initiative is to encourage young people to make safe decisions and avoid the risky ones such as drink driving, drug driving and driver distraction," Stawell Regional Health acting chief executive Ian Martin said.
"We hope that if we see any of these young people in the future, it is as staff members and not as patients."
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