GLASSBORO NJ--The fifth annual Gloucester County EMS and Rowan University EMS training course is being held this weekend (March 17-March 19) at Rowan University.
Over 200 pre-hospital providers are partaking in the 2017 Gloucester County EMS/Rowan University EMS Clinical Education Symposium to earn continuing education credits and the chance to learn from leading experts in emergency medicine.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This training opportunity has become the premier prehospital provider training symposium in the region. Many of the best physicians in the tri-state area are presenting and we offer it for free to our emergency medical responders."
More than 24 presentations are scheduled, with 16 EMS friendly physicians participating representing Cooper, Virtua, Inspira and Kennedy Health Systems. This one of a kind event includes physician led discussions on the latest patient care trends, EMS research and high performance CPR. The current opioid crisis and EMS response will be discussed as well.
Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe 'Joe' Chila said, “All of the presenters, who are truly experts in their field, participate without compensation and that is a testament to their passion and their dedication.” Chila, is Freeholder Liaison to Gloucester County EMS (GCEMS), the first county based EMS provider in New Jersey.
The NJ Office of Emergency Medical Service has approved the symposium for 24 continuing education credits. This year’s symposium also included a sneak peek at New Jersey’s first ambulance configured as a mobile stroke unit, currently operated by Capital Health in Trenton New Jersey.