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October 9, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL EMS AND VANDERBILT OFFER TRAINING PROGRAM

COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will host EMS Night Out on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cherry Theatre of the Hickman Building on the Columbia State Community College campus.

Dan Skarzynski, M.D., an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center, will discuss pre-hospital management of chest pain and the STEMI. Dr. Skarzynski will also discuss the many capabilities of the cardiac services at Maury Regional’s Heart Center.

Dana Woodhall, M.D., a physician at Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine, will discuss the seven deadly causes of chest pain and how to quickly identify the symptoms.

EMS Night Out is a free bimonthly outreach education program for emergency personnel throughout the region. Those encouraged to attend include emergency medical technicians, critical care nurses, paramedics, and occupational medicine personnel. Each participant will be awarded .2 continuing education units. There is no need to register. For more information, contact Danny Fleming, Maury Regional EMS education coordinator, at 931.490.4650.

 

About Maury Regional EMS:

Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has an A-rated department consisting of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are state certified to provide the highest quality emergency medical care. Maury Regional EMS in Columbia utilizes six ambulances, four that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ambulances are located at the Earl Paxton Building in Columbia and at fire stations in Culleoka, Mt. Pleasant, and the Neapolis community south of Spring Hill. Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services has been designated as the Regional Communications Center (RCC) for medical and EMS communications in the South Central Region in Tennessee.

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