OEC groups chatting during the state OEC competition

The Spring Lake Park High School Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program had 12 teams compete at the 33rd annual State Youth EMS Competition in Chaska on Saturday, February 23.

There were 36 teams total at the state competition from six different programs representing almost 20 high schools from around the state.

The competition consisted of four-person teams. Each member on the team took a 50-question exam and worked three 20-minute scenarios.

The first scenario titled “All Jacked Up” was held in an auto shop and consisted of one patient having an allergic reaction and another patient stuck under a car after the car jack failed. The second scenario was titled “Wheel & Snow,” which was a truck vs. bicyclist accident where one of the drivers had an opioid overdose. The third scenario titled “Way to Glow” was a chemistry classroom experiment gone awry.

Each scenario had two patients. In each scenario, there was a wide-range of treatments that needed to be administered including patient assessment, oxygen administration, bleeding control, CPR/AED, use of an Epi Pen and others, all really testing the skills and knowledge of each student in the competition. Bill Neiss, OEC teacher 

SLP OEC members placed:

  • Second place - McKenna Anderson-captain, Brianna King, Bailey Loge, and Hannah Berndt
  • Third place - Emma Eckman - captain, Hannah Anderson, Sophia Anderson and Sade Ayodele.  This team also placed second in academic.
  • Fourth place - Christina Bernal - captain, Quyncee Chanthanavong, Cally Jacobson and Chris Sanchez-Delgado. This team also placed first in academic.
  • Fifth place: Brooke Trabant - captain, Peter Helgeson, Marissa Manning and Sydney McCollor. This team also placed fourth in academic.

The other SLP OEC teams placed eighth, ninth, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20.

Two SLPHS OEC members adjusting a patient for the state competition
Two SLPHS OEC members working on a mock scenario with a patient for the state competition
Two SLPHS OEC members working together on their mock scenario for the state competition