AUA and EMS continue training alliance

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The Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the American University of Antigua (AUA) recently collaborated on a three week Advanced EMS Technicians Refresher Course as part of an on-going partnership in training between the two entities.
The collaborative exercise, which commenced in late May and concluded on June 16, at the University, located near to the Jabberwock Beach, involved advanced technicians in Emergency Medical Services being trained in Airway Management, Medical Emergency, Trauma, Pharmacology and OB Emergencies (Delivery of Babies).
According to Manager of the Emergency Medicine Training Centre at AUA, Marlon Destin, the educational institution is proud of the AUA-EMS alliance and it  is committed to continuing relevant training programmes.
“We will continue to monitor the efforts of the Emergency Medical Services and to support them in any way we can,” Destin said, adding that AUA was pleased with what was displayed by the Emergency Technicians during the refresher training programme.
Meanwhile, Supervisor of Training at the Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Medical Services, Morvin Fiedtkou is optimistic that the EMS technicians will be smarter, more competent and better qualified for the call of duty with continuous training and continued advances in the field of emergency work.
Fiedtkou, who is also the Public Relations Officer at EMS, noted that most of the course participants “are shift leaders and we are hoping that when they get back to base” they will be much more prepared and much more current in their knowledge, including “some of the critical skills areas theoretical areas and any changes in the scientific application of what they do”.
The training covered three parts – practical, theoretical and application. The ten EMS technicians who participated in the training course were Joanna Otto, Calvin Daley, Tundae Bruce, Alysha Mannix, Donna Pier and Shadeek Steven, Jammon Roberts, T’Mira Mourillion, Ayesha Russell and Auckland Joseph.
EMS Director Shawn Greenidge expressed deep appreciation for AUA’s continued support, “going beyond the call of duty” to the Emergency Department.

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