Date(s) - December 05
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
White Hall Public Safety Department
This 4 hour course will be offered December 5, 2023 starting at 5:30pm at the White Hall Public Safety Building, White Hall (Marion County). The course will utilize a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide in-depth education to EMS responders on how to best recognize, treat, and manage hypothermic patients. Special
emphasis will be given to qualitative techniques that can be utilized to recognize and assess the hypothermic
patient. Advanced monitoring will also be addressed including vital signs, cardiac monitoring, and end-tidal
capnography. Responders will learn based on best practice the most effective ways to package and transport
hypothermic patients using common EMS techniques as well as field expedient resources. Various treatment
modalities will be addressed including external and inline fluid warming as well as troubleshooting. General
practices and principles will guide hands on training as opposed to specific manufactured products.
Tyler Anderson, Ben Tacy, and Tim Curry are the course instructors.
There is no cost to attend this course. Course is limited to 20 participants.
Course has been submitted for WVOEMS CE credit, with approval pending.