What is P.A.R.T.Y.?
It starts with you:
Who decides the participants at a crash scene?
How many people are needed to respond to a crash?
What is the "Golden Hour?"
Who is affected by a crash?
Yes, the acronym was intended. Not to PARTY, but to P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma to Youth) Students need tools to enable them to make good decisions before they get behind the wheel, into a vehicle or take unnecessary risk. The Central Vancouver Island grade ten students get an up close and personal look at the affects of risky behaviour choices. The Central Island P.A.R.T.Y. Program is sponsored by Island Health, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, RCMP Foundation, and Rotary Nanaimo Daybreak.
Volunteers get made upget as casualties with tubes and technology to show what happens in NRGH Trauma Room.
WHO want's to volunteer? WHO want's to be a patient?
What's she so happy about?
P.A.R.T.Y. is an interactive education programme that exposes teens to a series of events:
- listening to a presentation by Emergency Room Doctor with cause and affect of illicit drugs and alcohol,
- viewing a crashed vehicle showing possible impact to the crash victim and the tasks of first responders at the crash scene,
- seeing simulated patient care in the hospital trauma room,
- experiencing different situations in patient's rehabilitation,
- learning the details of an autopsy,
- watching a police supervised film with a series of bad decisions resulting in a crash and discussion of possible solutions,
- hearing a personal story of a peer impacted by alcohol and a crash;
Island Health provides the venue. Volunteers from BC Ambulance Service, NRGH trauma nurses and doctors, RCMP Officers, Daybreak Rotarians and others community volunteers deliver the Central Island P.A.R.T.Y. Programme and escort the students to the different venues.
Throughout Vancouver Island the programme is supported by
- Community businesses and private donations
- Island Health (VIHA)
- Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation
- Victoria Police Department
- Oak Bay Police Department
- Saanich Police Department
- Central Saanich Police Department
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Costco Wholesale
- SafewayVictoria Brain Injury Society
- Nanaimo Brain Injury Society
- Campbell River Head Injury Society
- DriveWise Victoria
- Pacific Rim Driving School
- Eagle Eye Towing
- Tiger Towing
- Alberni TowingDunn Right Towing and Recovery
- British Columbia Ambulance Service
- Post-secondary institutions and school districts
- Langford Fire Department
- View Royal Fire Department
- Esquimalt Fire Department
- Sooke Fire Department
Nanaimo Daily News article publicizing our Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak's PARTY Progamme donation.
We aren't the only people donating to this programme.
Why do we do this?
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Students are not told to quit anything. Students who attend P.A.R.T.Y are taught to make better decisions. They know who is responsible for their actions:
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