Hundreds of people strolled through The University of New Mexico Hospital’s Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion for the fourth annual Critical Care Expo. Visitors were able to drill into “skulls” – coconuts, watch two sets of pig lungs inflate, one affected by smoking and even take a ride on a power lift chair.
The event aims to pull back the curtain on what doctors and nurses inside the emergency room, operating rooms and intensive care units do every day. Dr. Jon Marinaro, director of Surgical Critical Care, spearheads the event. He said it’s a nice opportunity for families and children to learn about medicine and what medical staff do to change lives.
This year, there were 38 unique booths ranging from pediatric intensive care to home health care products. Organizers expected about 500 visitors this year.
Media can find a full interview and broll below.