Palm Beach State College has developed a plan to help more than 200 public safety students whose training was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Without the hands-on skills training required to complete their programs, students in the Police and Fire academies and the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician programs would remain in limbo, unable to graduate and take their state tests.
“They are first responders. We considered them essential in our workforce, and they were very close to graduating,” said Barbara Cipriano, … Continue reading PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19
Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter.
Arbeit and Cardoso were both recently recognized by their other employer—Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue—each winning the annual top prize for their rank.
Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards
Emergency medical services teams from around the state competed at Palm Beach State College’s third annual Panther EMS Challenge, held April 15 at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
The fast-paced competition tested the teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support through a series of demanding, realistic medical scenarios that involved full-body human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) as well as people portraying patients.
Twelve professional teams competed, including teams from Palm Beach, … Continue reading EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC
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
Professional emergency medical services teams from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties competed today in Palm Beach State College’s first EMS Panther Challenge, held at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. The teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support were put to the test in dynamic, realistic medical scenarios that involved human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) and people portraying patients.
Nine professional teams competed, including Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Boca Raton Fire Rescue departments, … Continue reading Palm Beach State hosts first EMS competition