The Lamar Institute of Technology EMS and Respiratory Care programs joined with Lamar University’s Joanne Dishman Department of Nursing for a series of scenario days, that began Thursday, Nov. 6. from 1 to 5 p.m.

Two simulation labs located in the McFaddin-Ward Health Science building on the campus of Lamar University served as the site for the end-of-life scenarios.

One lab served as a residence, where the EMS students arrived, assessed the patient and provided emergency care. The second lab simulated a hospital emergency room, where nursing and respiratory care students worked with the EMS students to assess the patient’s status and begin care.

Other scenario days are scheduled for 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.; Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.

Scenarios help students learn to work side-by-side in “real-life” situations under the close supervision of their instructors.