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September 25, 2007

MAURY REGIONAL EMS AND VANDERBILT OFFER PROGRAM

        

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will host EMS Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cherry Theatre of the Hickman Building on the Columbia State Community College campus.

Kevin High, MPH, RN, EMT, will present “State-of-the-Art Trauma Care: The Vanderbilt Experience.” High, who serves as the trauma program manager for Vanderbilt Emergency Services, will focus on the evolution of trauma care within the Middle Tennessee area and the Vanderbilt system. He will discuss procedures and protocols and the patient treatment process upon arrival in the emergency department. During the seminar, participants will review two patient case studies.

Nick Gatlin, EMT-IV, will follow with a presentation titled “What’s In the Tank?” addressing the potential for contact with hazardous materials in the every day course of one’s job in emergency services. The presentation is intended to be a practical hazard recognition lesson for those who do not plan to become hazardous materials technicians, but want the skills to recognize potential dangers and how to deal with them when necessary.

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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