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Ohio EMS Personnel Gain Hands On Training of Traumatic Brain Injuries

ASHTABULA — Nearly 60 emergency medical personnel took part in Emergency Medical Service Academy training at Ashtabula County Medical Center Thursday.

The class focused on brain trauma, and included an opportunity for each member to dissect a sheep brain to study its parts and structure.

The Academy was led by Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Education Coordinator Andrew Burke, and arranged by ACMC EMS Coordinator Jodi Calaway.

It was provided to local EMS departments free of charge.

“ACMC paid the tuition for each of the class members,” Calaway said. “This is a great opportunity for ACMC Healthcare System to help local EMS learn more about potential trauma they may see. We are proud to be able to provide this level of training in our community.”

Eight departments from Ashtabula County attended the training, including Community Care Ambulance Network, Ashtabula Fire Department, Ashtabula Township Fire Department, Conneaut Fire Department, Plymouth Fire Department, Saybrook Fire Department, and South Central Ambulance District.

The training covered a variety of brain injuries and trauma, as Burke explained their symptoms, how a patient may present these symptoms, and treatment options for emergency crews transporting a patient to a hospital.

He emphasized the severity of trauma to the brain by either showing photographs, or referring class members to their dissected sheep brain.

John Broom, public relations coordinator, said the hospital is planning more training for local EMS personnel:

• On Feb. 28, ACMC Emergency Department Medical Director, Dr. Imraan Haniff, will present a case review for EMS departments, and

• In March, the hospital is hosting the Ashtabula County Drug Task Force to provide EMS personnel information about street drugs in the area.

JEMS on Traumatic Brain Injury:

Evidence-based Guidelines for Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Care (DeWall, MD, NREMT-P)
This clinical review feature article is presented in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Medicine Education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Brain Injury Basics (Edgerly, EMT-P)
Of all types of trauma to the body, traumatic brain injuries result in the most deaths.



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