EMTs Give Students Lesson in Emergency Care
December 1, 2010
Two Somerset Medical Center emergency medical technicians (EMTs) recently gave third graders at Three Bridges School in Readington an important lesson in emergency care. Michael Jobmann and Andrew Dahl who are students at the Freda and Robert N. Brown Paramedic Program at Union County College, talked to students about what to do in an emergency, when to call 911 and the role of Emergency Medical Services. Students took a tour of a Somerset Medical Center ambulance where Jobmann and Dahl demonstrated the medical equipment used by EMS providers. The school visit was part of Jobmann and Dahl’s community service project for their paramedic program.
Somerset Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services have provided round-the-clock life-saving care to Central New Jersey communities since 1982. Its Mobile Intensive Care Unit responds to the scene of all serious accidents and emergencies in Somerset County, caring for patients with conditions such as heart attacks, stroke, respiratory distress and diabetic shock, and provides secondary Advanced Life Support (ALS) coverage to parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Morris counties.
In 2001, the medical center began partnering with neighboring communities to provide Basic Life Support Services (BLS) as a supplement to their volunteer ambulance coverage.
In addition, the medical center’s Emergency Medical Services provide a comprehensive range of training programs year-round for area rescue squad members and community residents, including CPR and first aid classes.
For more information about Somerset Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services, visit somersetmedicalcenter.com/emsteam. For more information on the Union County College Paramedic Program,visit www.uccparamedic.com.