Around five of 145 New Salem High school students need an epi-pen, in case of an allergic reaction.
"If the allergy is severe enough, it can become a medical emergency, epi-pen can buy some time." says Steiner.
This is just one emergency response skill being taught in the medical-related careers class.
CPR and First Aid are others.
"I-TV and online is a great learning opportunity, but being in the classroom getting to interact with students, you get to give examples, and then with CPR and first aid training, it's hard to do id you're not there hands-on." says Blaine Steiner/Medical Related Careers Instructor.
"This is more hands on, so it's easier to get the concept of it than on I-TV, but we still learn a lot." says Caitlin Grabar/Junior.
Several students want to eventually work in the medical field.
Devon Beth already volunteers with the local ambulance unit.
"Ever since I was a little kid, every time I'd see an ambulance, I always liked lights and I've always loved to help people out whenever I can." says Devon Beth/Junior.
Learning in and out of the classroom, to prepare them for the real world.
"I like that it will help me if I need to help someone else." says Caitlin Grabar/Junior.
We should mention those epi-pens were just for practice, they didn't have an actual needle in them.
Instructors will travel to seven other high schools in the region this week.