Union College Official is EMS Educator of Year


 
 

Robert E. Misseck | | Monday, December 10, 2007


NEWARK, N.J. -- Jennifer McCarthy, the director of Union County College s Paramedic Program for the past seven years, was recently honored by New Jersey s Department of Health s Office of Emergency Medical Services as EMS Educator of the Year.

She received the prestigious award during the Department of Health s annual statewide symposium held in Atlantic City Nov. 1 through 3, according to a college spokeswoman.

The award recognizes an educator who has advanced EMS education throughout the state through understanding, organization or innovation in the delivery of educational programs to EMS personnel.

I have been a licensed paramedic for 15 years and actively work at a local health system in Union County, said McCarthy, who lives in Cranford.

My program successes include integration and use of simulation training and a national exam pass rate of 93 percent - the national average is 62 percent, she said.

The program s high success rate was why McCarthy, along with Fred Crawford IV , 2007 Paramedic Program Valedictorian and Michael McCabe , 2007 Paramedic Program Salutatorian, were invited to conduct a comprehensive overview of simulation uses for EMS education, including a full simulated medical call, during the meeting in Atlantic City that was attended by more than 600 people.

A Simulation Showcase also was presented showing examples of the creative uses of simulation in EMS Education. McCarthy directed a simulation event using one of Union County College s own SimMen mannequins.

Leading the largest regional program in the state of New Jersey is empowering to me since it offers a mechanism for me to help more patients through holistic training, McCarthy said.

Robert E. Misseck may be reached at rmisseck@starledger.com or (908) 302-1507.


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