With only a few days left before the holidays set in, St Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS) team celebrated the accomplishments of 3 administrative and medical staff members, who successfully completed their training and certification in Mass Casualty Management.
The training, which was certified by the Pan American Health Organisation’s regional office of the World Health Organisation, was held in March of this year. Several medical and emergency response organisations participated in the training which was held over a 5 day period.
Nursing Assistant, Nervia Edwards-Whiteman; Brian Joseph, EMT; and Lauren Grey MBE, Administrative Assistant, all received their original certificates for completing the programme.
Commenting on her experience on the course, and the benefits to her medical skill set, Nervia Edwards-Whiteman said “The course was intense and very educational. I am pleased to have received training in this area as it requires a different mind-set and set of skills to treat patients following a disaster” she stated.
The course focussed on a number of crucial areas for managing large numbers of patients during an emergency. Some of these areas included; safe and expedient methods for transporting patients, patient prioritisation, patient intake and how to safely treat patients without knowing the full extent of their injuries.
Dr Lutz Amechi, Resident Physician at SAMS congratulated his team for participating in, and successfully completing the training workshop. He added “A disaster can occur at any time and place. It is crucial that medical personnel and response teams are prepared and equipped with the knowledge and expertise to manage these situations if/when they arise. This training is just one of the ways that we ensure our team — both medical and administrative — are ready for any such occurrences” he commented. Dea
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