Tuesday, August 26, 2014
MetroHealth, Lakewood EMS Partner To Prepare For Potential Emergencies
For three days starting August 26, Lakewood Fire – EMS will have the opportunity to use special high-tech simulators to get hands-on experience in a variety of complex medical emergencies, The simulators, provided by MetroHealth’s Simulation Center
, will create situations with medical complications specific to infants, children and adults.
“We have the resources to simulate and prepare for a wide variety of potential emergencies. We’re proud to collaborate with Lakewood Fire Department to share knowledge and best practices. This will help ensure the best care possible for Lakewood residents in the event of an emergency.”
- Dr. Thomas Noeller, Medical Director of the MetroHealth Simulation Center
Over the course of three days, each of Lakewood’s Fire and EMS crews will have the opportunity to be trained on the simulators by advanced critical care clinicians from MetroHealth including flight nurses from Metro Life Flight. The training is vital, as many Lakewood residents are transported to MetroHealth, the area’s only Level I Adult Trauma Center. The quality of care the patients receive in a pre-hospital setting can make a significant difference in the patient’s outcome.
“We are committed to providing a high level of care for the residents of Lakewood. Partnering with the staff at a trusted hospital system such as MetroHealth was a no-brainer.”
- Scott Gilman, Chief of Lakewood Fire – EMS.
In addition to state-of-the-art technology, MetroHealth’s Simulation Center is staffed with personnel with expertise in designing, planning and executing simulated programs and scenarios that imitate many real-world situations that pre-hospital providers must be prepared for.
The training will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 26-28 at Fire Station Number One at 14,601 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.