Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Medic One Foundation Helps Fund Resuscitation Academy

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Resuscitation Academy at Harborview Medical Center, a two-day program funded in part by the Medic One Foundation that provides emergency medical service (EMS) professionals with the correct tools and knowledge in order to raise cardiac arrest survival rates across the country. EMS professionals traveled from far and wide to be at the conference with attendees traveling from 20 different states.

The event’s first day featured several dignified speakers including Dr. Michael Copass, Dr. Peter Kudenchuk and Dr. Tom Rea as well as a live, high performance CPR demonstration from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Academy continues today with additional seminars regarding proper and effective medical techniques that aim to help EMS professionals save lives around the country.

To learn more about the event head to www.resuscitationacademy.org and to learn more about the Medic One Foundation visit http://www.mediconefoundation.org.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DEA Take Back Day sucessfully collects hundreds of pounds in unused medicine

The Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back Day went over very well in Western Washington. At several locations across the area many prescription drugs were collected, preventing potential environmental damage and making our medicine cabinets a little safer.

While the day was a great success, Take Back Your Meds is still working to get a permanent take-back program instated which will place the financial responsibility on pharmaceutical companies instead of tax payers.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Medic One paramedic students train in simulated high-risk situations

On Thursday, April 28 at the Everett fire training grounds Medic One students had the chance to train in high-risk situations. They trained using drills in which they practiced rescuing at high altitudes, as well as in confined underground spaces.

The training session, funded by the Medic One Foundation, integrated the rescue practices of fire-fighters that paramedics aren’t often trained in, giving them a special skill-set that most paramedics across the country do not have.

Check out this article about the training in the Everett Herald: