What's Happening in EMS?
EMT Students Practice Skills at Broomball Tournament
On March 14, RWJ-Somerset EMT students set up a health fair at the Broomball Tournament. Students took basic vital signs and made sure athletes were hydrated properly. The students even had the chance to assist in 12 athlete injuries, including splinting a knee. Keep up the good work!
RWJUH Visits Advanced Medical Transport
On March 18th and 19th, Vice President Susan Krum, Executive Director Matt Streger, and Director Todd Sheridan visited Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) in Peoria, Illinois. AMT CEO Andrew Rand and Fitch and Associate Partner Guillermo Fuentes gave the three a tour of their fantastic operations. They were given the inside story of how AMT came to be, where they are today, and what lessons can be learned as RWJ grows. During the tour Krum, Streger, and Sheridan met numerous professionals who explained clinical initiatives, deployment, communications, organizational structuring, and an inside look at a few state of the art AEV ambulances and AKA Concept Vehicles. RWJ extends their sincere thanks to Andrew Rand and the incredible team at AMT for allowing us to learn from one of the industry leaders.
RWJUH Sponsors Difficult Airway Class
RWJUH MHS at Somerset is hosting The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™, presented by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's CPR Training Center. Follow the link below to see a description of the course and to find the registration form!
Difficult Airway Course
RWJ Never Stops Learning
RWJ MHS sent their MedCentral Coordinator, Adam Gonzalez, to sunny San Diego, CA for TriTech System Administrator Training. TriTech is the company that developed the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software that RWJ's dispatchers and field units use. RWJ's MedCentral is upgrading to one of the newest versions of CAD software, and Adam is fully prepared to take his training from San Diego and put it to use in NJ. Adam will be training dispatchers and MedCentral supervisors on how to use the new CAD software.
Thank you, E.J Grassmann Trust
Thanks to the E.J Grassmann Trust, RWJ’s Somerset Campus received 4 LifePak 1000s. These LifePaks will replace and update the current Defibrillators at the Somerset Campus.
Summer Uniform Survery Complete!
MHS staff, please check the employee page to see what your coworkers chose for the the summer months.
Milestones in MHS
We would like to thank the following employees for their outstanding time and dedication put into our department!
10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 30 Years
Kristyna Mrozek Matt Cadmus Gregg Lund Melvin King
Bob Hucke Lou Sasso
RWJ Somerset Teams Up With Manville Intermediate School
On Friday, February 20, Education Supervisor Kevin Kurzweil and EMT John Retsis evaluated the Manville Intermediate School’s AED Response Team. RWJUH MHS set up a QCPR manikin that provides feedback on how well the students perform CPR. The students increased their CPR performance by 76% by receiving feedback from the instructor and manikin.