Med Students Honored for Response to In-Flight Medical Emergency

LSU Health New Orleans second-year medical students Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris were honored by the Louisiana State Legislature and Mayor LaToya Cantrell during a visit to LSU Health New Orleans by new LSU President William Tate, IV.

Senators Joseph Bouie (D-District 3) and Jimmy Harris (D-District 4) presented a resolution from the Louisiana State Legislature commending the students for putting their LSU Health Medical education to use to assist a passenger with a medical emergency aboard an airplane.

The stop on the campus tour afforded President Tate an opportunity to see some of the most advanced new-era simulation technology available in the United States.

LSU Health New Orleans pioneered simulation-based medical education 20 years ago and has remained one of the nation’s top patient simulation education centers ever since. Two floors with about 30,000 sq. ft. provide a large array of both high fidelity and low fidelity simulation equipment to support innovative, multidisciplinary, and inter-professional education of healthcare students and professionals.  The Learning Center houses multiple simulation suites and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology within the Isidore Cohn, Jr. MD Student Learning Center and the Russell C. Klein MD Center for Advanced Practice.