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Thursday, December 26 2013, 10:13 AM MST
Kirsta Albert: The Discovery Gateway
(KUTV) For years, one of the most popular exhibits at Discovery Gateway: The Children's Museum of Utah, has been the authentic Life Flight helicopter perched high atop the museum's 3rd floor terrace.

The iconic helicopter can be seen by shoppers visiting The Gateway, and inspires kids of all ages to imagine piloting the helicopter on a lifesaving rescue mission. Donated by Intermountain Healthcare, the Life Flight helicopter has been the main attraction of the Saving Lives from the Sky exhibit, where kids could also learn how to prevent accidents and stay safe.

This fall, the museum opened an expanded exhibit, with the construction of a mock Primary Children's Hospital Emergency Department, featuring interactive areas for triage, imaging, dress up, front desk/charge nurse and surgery where children will perform surgeries using custom-designed IPad apps. The new Saving Lives exhibit is sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare, continuing their commitment to the community, and sharing lifesaving messages to Discovery Gateway's quarter-million annual visitors over the years.

The new Saving Lives exhibit is entirely hands-on, with interactive opportunities for up to 40 children at one time. Kids can assume the various roles necessary to take care of patients from coordinating a Life Flight launch, including two interactive stations in the Command Center for the Operations Controller and Communications Specialists, to caring for patients in a new interactive treatment area in the Life Flight helicopter, to using a gurney track to transport patients from the helicopter to the Primary Children's Emergency Department.

Once inside the emergency department, kids can choose a play role, dress up, and be a part of the hospital emergency team. Whether it's treating patients in the triage area, taking X-rays or a CT/MRI scan, tracking patient progress at the charge nurse station, or joining the surgical team to perform one of three surgeries via iPad apps, including skull, wrist, or leg fracture surgeries. The custom apps will guide children through the steps of performing these surgeries.

The holidays, while children are out of school, is a great time to visit Discovery Gateway.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)Kirsta Albert: The Discovery Gateway

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