Emergency Medicine provides medical field career education to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
For the last four years, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert's Emergency Medicine Department and Wellness Committee has hosted Milwaukee's Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) organization to teach the group about the medical field and to provide hands-on practice for various medical skills. The group of learners typically consists of matched pairs of Bigs (adults) and Littles (adolescents and teenagers who are in need of extra support). This past year's event on April 30th had over 20 volunteers (nurses, techs, physicians, and students) who helped teach various skills to the group of 20 learners. The group learned Hands-Only CPR, how to splint a broken arm, basic First Aid skills, and how we use Ultrasound technology in the Emergency Department. In addition, Flight for Life joined us on the Froedtert helicopter pad to introduce the learners to flight medicine and the chance to see their helicopter up close! Their yearly visit is always the most exciting one!
Our event has been one of the group's most popular events and we hope to continue this relationship and event going forward each year in the spring. If you have interest in volunteering in the future, please contact Alicia Pilarski, DO for further details about the event (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The participants were asked to fill out a brief survey to gauge interest in continuing this event.
View the results from the April 30, 2016 event (PDF)
View the results from the May 9, 2016 event (PDF)