William Barbre and Patricia Drake of Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services department were recognized Friday with Distinguished Service Awards from the Palm Beach County EMS Providers Association.
The association, which consists of the county’s fire rescue departments and education providers like Palm Beach State, meets monthly to share information and protocols. However, once a year they take the time to honor outstanding members.
Bruce Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading EMS staff take home honors
The “Panthermedics” are on the prowl and winning. This team of Palm Beach State College Paramedic students placed first in the student division at the 2016 Bill Shearer International ALS/BLS (Advanced and Basic Life Support) Competition at the ClinCon Conference, held July 13-15 in Orlando.
The prestigious annual competition pits national and international emergency medical services teams against each other in realistic prehospital care scenarios. A parallel competition for school EMS teams allows students to test their skills in the same scenarios. … Continue reading PBSC Paramedic students win ClinCon competition
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Once a heart stops, despite all efforts by paramedics and emergency medical technicians, it’s extremely rare to get it started again. Even if successful, the patient almost never fully recovers.
That’s why it’s so remarkable that over the past several months, four Palm Beach State Emergency Medical Services students have helped bring cardiac arrest victims back to life in the field. Each student was doing required “clinicals,” with either a county fire rescue station or hospital. … Continue reading Four EMS students recognized for saving lives