HGH EMS Rescue Graduates Emergency Medical Responders

Earlier this year, more than a dozen local residents graduated as Emergency Medical Responders.

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 first responders.

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 aed@hghospital.ws.

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