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ATHENS, TX — UT Health East Texas EMS will host about 20 Guam emergency medical professionals this summer to receive clinical field training and accreditation in advanced life support practices.

“They are going to get high performance 911 training through UT Health East Texas EMS and get trained by paramedics who are active in the field,” said TC Howard, COO of the EMS school, who helped coordinate the effort. .


“They are going to get high performance 911 training through UT Health East Texas EMS and get trained by paramedics who are active in the field,” said TC Howard, COO of the EMS school, who helped coordinate the effort. . (Photo/UT Health EMS)

Howard said he was contacted by the Guam Fire Department over two years ago because they wanted to move from basic care to the paramedical level. According to Howard, the government of Guam was working with the Guam Fire Department and the Guam Community College to raise standards and bring their team members to advanced life support, so the School of Emergency worked with those organizations and the Guam Ambulance Service. Commission to help develop paramedical protocols and education.

“This is a much higher level of concern for its citizens,” he said. “This is the best pre-hospital care and citizens get more help on first contact rather than waiting to get to the hospital.”

Howard said that while most of the training is done online, the EMS School has also sent instructors to Guam, an island and an organized unincorporated territory of the United States in the Pacific, to deliver classes in real time. The final component is the final accreditation internship that will be held this summer at UT Health EMS.

“It’s a matter of them working in the field, learning and working with highly skilled people who work on a high performance 911 system who are used to doing it day in and day out so they can bring it back to Guam and use it. Howard said. “The EMS decided to place them in UT Health East Texas EMS because it’s a high quality system and out of trust.”

The first group arrived from Guam on June 15 and will stay for approximately two weeks. Groups will be coming throughout the summer to complete their training.

“We are excited to partner with the School of Emergency Medicine and the Government of Guam to showcase best practices and cutting-edge resuscitation training,” said John Smith, CEO of UT Health East Texas EMS. “We hope their experience with our teams will help them ensure the highest level of care for their citizens when they return.”

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network of 10 hospitals, over 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza tower, 13 regional rehabilitation centers, two stand-alone emergency centers, and regional home health services covering 41 counties. an ambulance fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and an extensive network of seven trauma centers, including the only Level 1 trauma center in the region.

As a partner with the University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is in a unique position to provide patients with access to cutting-edge research and clinical treatments while educating and educating the next generation of physicians and other healthcare professionals. The nationally recognized UT system also includes the University of Texas at Houston, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.

About EMC School

EMS is fully accredited by the Accreditation Committee of Allied Health Education Programs. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to take the National Registry exam and receive state certification as paramedics. The EMS School provides training for EMR (Emergency Medial Responder), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and paramedic certification. The program is primarily delivered online with live class sites located in various cities and states in the United States. EMS currently has students from 29 states, one US territory, and four countries.

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