An emergency medical services contingent from Florida consisting of professionals from Century Ambulance and Bradford County EMS as well as students from Florida Gateway College’s Paramedic Program traveled to Baltimore this month for two days of hands-on training from some of the country’s top experts in airway management at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center.
Five members of the Century team honed their skills during the trip – Regional Director Steve Stith, Shift Commander Kimberly Allen, EMT Jennifer Diaz, EMT Jovante Johnson and EMT Michael Durkin – receiving instruction and learning new techniques from airway management specialists. All three Century EMTs who took part are concurrently studying in the FGC Paramedic Program.
“The class was appropriate, and I think it is something that needs to be done for every paramedic program in the country,” Steve told the Lake City Reporter. “You do not get training like this anywhere else in the U.S.”
Century is proud of its role in the development of EMS professionals and the efforts of its team members to train and be trained, improving their skills and the capabilities of Century in the process.
For more information about Florida Gateway College’s EMS courses and programs, click here.
For further insight into the training visit to Baltimore, visit the Lake City Reporter or view the photo below (click to enlarge).