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GCEMS To Hold Education Course on Trauma for EMT's Leading Docs from Crozer Regional Trauma Center and Cooper Trauma Center among Presenters

(Clayton, NJ) - On Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm Gloucester County will host top trauma doctors from Cooper and Crozer to educate Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) and EMT's and pre-hospital providers in Gloucester County on trauma assessments and treatments. More than 40 healthcare professionals are registered to attend this free course.

The Continuing Education Course will be a case study that follows several EMS patients from the 9-1-1 call through dispatch, response, BLS assessment and treatment, ALS assessment and treatment, areomedical assessment and treatment, trauma assessment and treatment, TICU admittance and final disposition. Participants will hear each provider's viewpoint on the patient and how each step in the process affects the patient's outcome, both positively and negatively. Presenters include the pre-hospital and in-hospital team members including trauma doctors from Cooper and Crozer Trauma. SouthStar and Medevac areomedical helicopter crews will also be participating.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said that GCEMS holds a Continuing Education Course each month that provides CEU’s to the GCEMS staff and to EMT’s throughout the region. 

"GCEMS and its staff are dedicated to the care of their patients, and we make the latest technology, training and information on saving lives available to them each month. Our EMT's receive training and CEU's so they are learning the most up-to-date medical procedures," Director Damminger said.

Freeholder Giuseppe (Joe) Chila said that Gloucester County was fortunate work closely with the teams at both Crozer and Cooper Trauma Centers.

Chila stated, "There are no geographical boundaries when it comes to trauma, but we are fortunate to be located near some of the finest trauma centers in the country and to have an open line of communication and educational opportunities with the Crozer Regional Trauma Center and the Cooper Trauma Center. It makes our team stronger and can help save lives." Freeholder Chila is the liaison to GCEMS.

In 2010 Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) was the recipient of the 2010 New Jersey Public EMS Agency of the Year Award from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Council. GCEMS Chief Andy Lovell received the 2010 EMS Administrator of the Year Award.

There is no fee for the course and there is still space available. The course will be held on March 31 at 7 pm and is held at the Gloucester County Government Services Building, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton. To register email or call (856) 307-7120.