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DSC paramedic students among best in advanced life support competition
posted Jul 25, 2013 - 1:18:01pm
A team of four Daytona State College paramedic students placed second overall among 36 teams showcasing their advanced life support (ALS) skills during the Bill Shearer International ALS Competition held in Orlando July 18.
The Daytona State team included Stephany Falk, Ty Epling, Brandon Munsell and Kevin Buckler, who were coached by School of Emergency Services faculty, Dr. Winston Warren, Chris Taylor and Bryan Smith.
“We are very excited and proud of our team and the excellent job they’ve done,” said Patty Maher, assistant chairperson of Daytona State’s Emergency Medical Services program. “This is the first team we’ve ever entered in this competition and for them to come in second against teams that have been doing this for years is just amazing. Each of them is a fantastic example of all our EMS students.”
Teams were judged on their patient assessment, ALS treatment and scene control skills.
The competition was a highlight of ClinCon 2013, an internationally acclaimed continuing education conference for emergency responders, nurses and physicians that took place July 18-21. ClinCon is hosted by the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing emergency care through advocacy and education. Established in 1990 by the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, the center provides continuing education to more than 5,000 emergency care responders annually.
Daytona State’s School of Emergency Services offers a one-semester Emergency Medical Technician program, a one-year Paramedic certificate and a two-year Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services degree. The school also offers degree and certificate programs in criminal justice and firefighting. For more information, call (386) 506-4188 or email MaherP@DaytonaState.edu.
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