Students in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) recently completed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Psychomotor Skills Examination at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). “We had six students that successfully completed their medical services training at the CFI and their clinical practicum with Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County. The students qualified to sit for the national skills exam at EKU,” explained, Mr. Ed Bowling, EMS program coordinator.
Students were evaluated on their ability to perform EMS skills such as Patient Assessment/Trauma Management, Oxygen Administration Non-Rebreather Mask, BVM Ventilator/Apneic Patient, Patient Assessment/Medical Management, Ventilator Management/BIAD, Cardiac Arrest Management/AED, Spinal Immobilization/Supine Patient, Bleeding Control/Shock Management, and other triage services.
“The skills demonstration was incredibly complex requiring students to recall specific information about human anatomy and physiology, emergency triage processes, and following established medical protocols in an emergency incident situation,” added Bowling.
“We are so very proud that all six students that completed the psychomotor skills examination passed. We have an 18-19 cohort pass rate of 100%”, said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.