Northwest EMS celebrates Nationwide EMS Week with numerous occasions – Lititz Report Specific

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Northwest EMS will host a wide range of occasions the week of Could 20 in honor of the 45th annual Nationwide EMS Week, which is well known Could 19 via 25. This yr’s theme is “EMS: Past the Name”.

Lori Shenk, Northwest EMS outreach coordinator, stated throughout Nationwide EMS Week, every day has been chosen to signify a safety-related theme, and the group’s occasions are centered on the theme. Themes embody training, security, EMS for Kids, and EMS Recognition Day. Moreover Could 23 has been named as Nationwide Cease The Bleed Day. Could can also be Nationwide Stroke Consciousness Month and Nationwide Cease The Bleed Month.

Northwest is internet hosting a stroke consciousness occasion Monday, Could 20; a automotive seat security/set up occasion Wednesday, Could 22; and Save a Life Evening Thursday, Could 23. There is no such thing as a price to attend any of those occasions.

“These are all alternatives for Northwest EMS to attach with our communities and supply consciousness and security info,” Shenk stated.

Monday, Could 20, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Norlanco Outpatient Heart, 424 Cloverleaf Street, Elizabethtown-Northwest EMS will associate with Penn Medication, Lancaster Common Well being, to current “Strokes – What You Want To Know” which shall be a chance for the general public to work together with Northwest EMS suppliers and members of the Penn Medication LGH Stroke committee and study extra about strokes and the capabilities of EMS in caring for you when affected by signs of a stroke or a TIA. “Strokes aren’t one thing solely our older inhabitants suffers from. Strokes can strike at any age,” Shenk stated, “Time is crucial when treating somebody for a stroke. Any delay can decide their consequence, survival and even long-term restoration.”

“Wednesday, Could 22, four to six p.m., Lancaster County Public Security Coaching Heart, 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim–Northwest EMS, Protected Children Lancaster County, Lancaster County Hazmat group and native regulation enforcement are partnering to host a security occasion, “EMS For Kids”. This occasion will characteristic free youngster security seat inspections, info on the protected disposal of medicines, family hazards and different necessary security info for the entire household. To take part within the free automotive security seat inspection, please convey your automotive together with your youngster’s security seat already put in, together with the automobile’s operator’s handbook and the automotive seat handbook.

Dallas Stanley and Mikayla Regan (proper) exhibit Palms Solely CPR at Longenecker’s beneath the supervision of Northwest EMS’s Lori Shenk on Oct. 18, 2018 as a part of Manheim Central Excessive Faculty’s Going Past Day. The Manheim Central college students had been taught the life saving method by Shenk. Photograph by Rochelle Shenk.

Thursday, Could 23, 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. at Brickerville Volunteer Hearth Firm 10 Hopeland Rd, Lititz-Northwest EMS, Brickerville Volunteer Hearth Co. and state Rep. Mindy Price will host “Save a Life Evening”. Registration is inspired; electronic mail Rep. Price’s workplace at lmartin@pahousegop.com. At this FREE occasion, Northwest EMS will present Palms Solely CPR® and Cease The Bleed® training to the general public.

Shenk stated Palms Solely CPR® (compression solely CPR), is an initiative of the American Coronary heart Affiliation to show all individuals over the age of 16 the right method to carry out chest compressions within the occasion of a sudden cardiac arrest. Equally, Cease The Bleed is an initiative of the Homeland Safety Division to show all individuals over the age of 16 the right strategies of traumatic hemorrhage management. “The day after a tragedy will not be the day so that you can study easy and efficient response abilities that might save a life. The time to study is at one in all our Save A Life Evening occasions,” Shenk stated, “These initiatives are nationwide initiatives with legislative efforts to make them commencement necessities for all college students previous to commencement from highschool.”

EMS Week was licensed by President Gerald Ford in 1974 to have fun EMS practitioners and the necessary work they do in our nation’s communities. The Nationwide Affiliation of Emergency Medical Technicians companions with the American School of Emergency Physicians to steer annual EMS Week actions.

In keeping with NAEMT’s web site, “collectively these two organizations are working to make sure that the necessary contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the well being, security and wellbeing of the communities are absolutely celebrated and acknowledged. EMS Week brings collectively native communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those that present the day-to-day lifesaving providers of medication’s ‘entrance line’.”

For additional info at Northwest EMS’ Nationwide EMS Week occasions, contact Lori Shenk at 717-371-8282 or by way of electronic mail: lshenk@nwems.org. Info can also be obtainable on the group’s Fb web page.

Rochelle Shenk is a correspondent for the Lititz Report Specific. She welcomes your feedback and questions at RAASHENK@aol.com. 

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