Snake River students learn about health professions

Over 90 students attended the first Snake River Health Career Expo Tuesday morning at the Snake River High School.
The day was to begin with the arrival of Life Flight out of Pocatello, however, the helicopter was down for maintenance and could not fly.
"I didn't know they were not coming and I'm a LIfe Flight nurse," said presenter Taunya Horn.
"I've had a love of flying," she said. "I was a nurse for 19 years before I got a spot on Life Flight.
"It's very competitive for spots," said Horn. "The configuration of medical personnel on the helicopter is pilot, nurse and paramedic.
"We are a mini-ICU or ER up there," she said.
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