Earlier this year, more than a dozen local residents graduated as Emergency
Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue Outreach Coordinator Debbie Whittaker
said 17 students passed the nationally registered EMR exam with a 100
percent pass rate.
"All the students were very enthusiastic, and we were very proud to
be their hosts for this training," she said.
The 60-plus hour training course is designed for today's professional
According to Whittaker, the hands-on, scenario-based training provides
participants with the skills they need to help sustain life, reduce pain
and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced
medical personnel take over.
Participants were instructed in health provider CPR, trauma assessments,
medical assessments, shock and bleeding control.
While not a prerequisite, the course also provides a nice foundation for
those wishing to advance their training to the level of EMT, Advanced
EMT or Paramedic.
"We want to congratulate our graduates and thank them for their dedication
to emergency response," said Whittaker.
HGH EMS Rescue will offer its next Emergency Medical Responder course in
early 2014. Please call Whittaker at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1363, for more
information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.