Students thank emergency responders for job well done

Students thank emergency responders for job well done

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A jovial group of students from Pencader Charter High School re-enacts what it felt like when their school bus overturned.

Students and faculty from Pencader Charter High School in New Castle, Del., invited Christiana Care Emergency Department staff, along with police, fire, paramedic and ambulance teams from many Delaware agencies, to breakfast at the school to show appreciation for a Nov. 3 emergency response to a school-bus accident.

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Many of the 38 students aboard the bus received minor injuries in the accident. All were treated and released at Christiana Hospital.

School Leader Brad Catts recalled the morning of Nov. 3 as the start of “a very long day” for the school. Fortunately, he said, none of the students was seriously injured when the school bus turned over on a curve exiting I-295 onto Delaware 9 near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

“The entire Christiana ED team, as well as several of our colleagues in nursing, pastoral care, patient relations, administration, communications and our clinical support departments came together quickly and expertly met the needs of the students and their family members,” said Linda Laskowski Jones, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, MS, Christiana Care vice president, Emergency, Trauma & Aeromedical Services.

Police officials at the breakfast praised the students for their calm demeanor and intelligent handling of the situation.

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