Barbara Starrett, Lawrence, bandages the head of Kristy Hansen, Lawrence, during a first-aid training course Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The class, which taught medical techniques to use in a disaster, was free and open to the public. The course included wound dressing, bandages and splints, among other topics.
Emergency room physician Andy Goetting, Lawrence, left, explains how to deal with an injury involving a foreign object lodged in a victim's body, with the help of David Butterfield, Lawrence. Butterfield was one of about of a dozen actors from the E.M.U. Theater who volunteered to portray disaster victims during Saturday's first-aid training seminar at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Krista Colahan, Lawrence, plays the part of a possible spinal cord injury victim as members of the Lawrence Fire Department and the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical department train local residents how to deal with casualties in the event of a catastrophic emergency, such as a tornado or earthquake. Colahan was one of about a dozen actors with the Emu Theater who volunteered to portray victims of various traumas.