The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 30, 1986, Image 5

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Tuesday, September 30, 1986/The Battalion/Page 5 ice o focus 3rch effol also will discuss ho* ;| rch from the lab to i!t| a faster pace, he said. [ •llor Perry L. Adfeo the symposium 9 a,i| ay. rst session, "Reseaitll ?gins at 9:15 a,m, <r the session will tJ ickerman. Panelists aij| Bill Hobby and I. nposium has ISsesM I. Each session hail r and several panel® I panelists include siaJ t Caperton, state fed inith, and San Anton: nry Cisneros. semenfs m topic eolation on "Sublimal i: Sex in Advertising.' oission fee of $1 will is written several bail ; "Subliminal Seal edia Sexploitation'al n-Plate Orgy." Kowert of the .\li ties committee said 1 , should last a half and will beiirl a question-and-t t&M emergency team perated by students 'olunteers emphasize thorough training By Carolyn Garcia Reporter The Texas A&M Emergency Care earn began with six students inter red in first aid and has grown into me of the nation’s only student-op- irated university emergency care [earns. The volunteer team has 30 full nembers and 74 probational mem- lers. All new members are on proba- [ion for one semester. Then an ad- nissions committee decides whether io grant them full member status, leam member John Turner said. Ken Hutchenrider, deputy chief if the University’s Emergency Medi- |al Services, said the team answers emergency calls on campus with [he assistance of the 911 phone umber and the campus operator. When the operator receives a dis- [resscall, the call is patched through [oboth the police and the care team, iutchenrider said. Nathan Schwade, chief of the imergency medical technicians, said [he majority of the calls are sick calls, [raffic accidents, sports-related inju- iesand psychiatric calls. “We get a lot of psychiatric calls,” ichwade said. “They get painted in [he corner about something and just Lanthelp. Most are pill overdoses.” Hutchenrider said, “For many it’s their first time away from home and they get sick or scared. We have to play mother, father and best friend and I don’t mean that derogatorily. They just need someone. “The doctors don’t go out on calls with us. They don’t go out on the ambulance at all, although we can contact them by radio anytime we feel we need to.” Schwade said the team places great emphasis on thorough and continual training. Students in the training process are volunteers selected from a large group of applicants, and through this training they can achieve differ ent levels of state certification status, culminating with the highest rank, medic one. A medic one typfrally serves as an on-board ambulance at tendant, he said. The training includes mock disas ters held at the Brayton Fireman Training Field, continuous class room participation and state certifi cation, he said. This process can take up to three semesters depending on the stu dent’s prior experience, Schwade said. “Some people who come in are frustrated by this,” he said. “They want to just jump in the ambulance and go.” This training is put to use daily because the team is responsible for covering all University events from football games to MSG Town Hall, he said. Hutchenrider said the biggest rea son most students join is to satisify their need to help others. Hutchenrider added that one of the most valuable teaching tools available is the team’s evaluation process. Schwade said, “Most services don’t immediately evaluate a perfor mance, or when they do it’s a long time before you hear the results of that evaluation. The supervisors evaluate after every run and this process makes us a little better on the streets every time.” Hutchenrider said realizing you’re helping people is the best part. The worst part, he said, is deal ing with pain and death. Schwade said the team has found the best way to handle it is to talk it through with others who have had to deal with it before. Hutchenrider said students must maintain a 2.0 grade-point ratio and carry a 12-hour course load. Each volunteer must put in one hour a day and one night shift per week. JA&M prof heats, cools classroom IdatesP 0 test energy-saving heat pump itors ts said he was insiilffll 51 percent of the s education and wanting to cut edm axes during the staid ts said raising taxtis irily the solution. told Mark While i •dium that he is si mdale mentality, ti end, spend," he said, praised the • pass a tax bill in the j 11 session and said Clj t to produce a plan ii idget. /XT * 699. *1699,! HON GUARANTEED! .RRANITY ON DRIVES RANTY ONPTS. &LBR. RANTYON CRT &>. 693-759! V; 10-6 T, Th, F; 124 Sit MULTI I/O I ADDJ60 WOI'T By Ed Bodde Reporter A Texas A&M professor says the earth-coupled, wa ller-source heat pump he has been been using for more [than a year to heat and cool a campus classroom can sig- [nificantly reduce energy consumption. William H. Aldred, associate professor of agricultu- Jral engineering, says water-source heat pumps could re- [duce energy consumption by up to 40 percent for cool- ling and 60 percent for heating. Because they are more efficient than both common [electrical heat and liejuid propane furnace heat, he says, [the pumps could eventually replace conventional air [conaitioners. The idea for a heat pump isn’t new, he says, but the [way his operates is. In Aldred’s pump, water is circu- J lated to save money. The pump heats by removing heat from water and [ cools by putting heat back into water, he says. The wa ter source can be a well, pond or a pipe filled with wa ter. Plastic pipes called heat exchangers are connected | to these water sources. The efficiency of the system is enhanced if the water [source remains at a constant temperature, he says. Un derground water is used because the Earth’s tempera ture remains generally constant at depths of 30 feet or | greater. The rise in electric rates spurred people to start looking for other forms of energy than resistance-gen erated heat, he says. The water-source heat-pump sys tem was originally proposed in the 1950s, but the re search got a big push in the middle 1970s. “Oklahoma State University and Louisiana State Uni versity have done research on this,” Aldred says. “We think we need more here (at A&M). This is the critical part of the system.” Because the installation of a water-source heat pump can be more expensive than common heating and cool ing systems, Aldred says, a consumer or business should look at the economic considerations before purchasing the system. An individual or a business should decide how long the system will be used and whether or not the initial in stallation costs would be recovered, he says. “Normally a three- to five-year payback can be expec ted,” he says. He adds, however, that this depends on present elec trical rates, the consumer’s lifestyle and the type of in sulation used. Aldred says he became interested in different forms of heating and cooling systems because he never had a conventional air conditioner that lasted more than six years. He says water-source heat pumps last longer than conventional air conditioners. “There are records of these things (water-source heat pumps) lasting 20 years,” Aldred says. 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Limited to Persons planning to be here for 4 years We can take a few more FRESHMEN, 5 YR SOPHOMORES, FACULTY, STAFF in the 1986 Flu Screening Program Beutel Health Center, Room 03 10 AM - 4 PM Commons Lounge 10 AM - 6:30 PM Monday - Wednesday, Sept 29 - Oct 1 Dr John Qparles Collego of Medicine Come to: 18-20 Year olds Welcome l ] 1600 B South College 823-2707 Where any drink is always Wednesday LEGS CONTEST ]> 12 girls trying for $1600 L in cash & prizes ^ .750 Corona’s j; 3RD ANNUAL BONFIRE BENEFIT BASH Wed. Oct. 1, 8-MIDNIGHT HALL OF FAME with the ★ DEBONAIRES ★ YELL PRACTICE AT 10 PM With Jackie Sherrill Tickets $4 in advance at MSG Tues. and Wed $5 at door EVERYONE WELCOME!