Nora Boone

Utilizing 3D printing technology, we successfully developed a simulation tool to train Non-Neurosurgeons (General surgeons), living in rural communities, to perform emergency craniotomies when life threatening intracranial hematomas do not allow transfer time to neurosurgical care. Outcome from serious head injuries requiring operative intervention is highly dependent on timely intervention. Boone, a level 2 student at Holy Heart High School, believes education programs utilizing the device can improve head injury outcomes in rural environments.