First Posted: 6/15/2008
More than 60 Emergency Medical Service providers attended the two-day Difficult Airway Course that drew participants from as far away as Canada and Alaska to Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Offered in several locations throughout the United States including Myrtle Beach, SC, Washington, DC, and Las Vegas, NV, the program provided detailed instructions for challenging patient scenarios and hands-on training in crucial airway techniques. Participants managed their own cases using the SimMan and AirMan simulators.
The course offered at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre was made possible in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Shown left to right are, front row: Scott Morris, PA-C, Anchorage, AK; Patricia McParland, Yukon Emergency Medical Services, Yukon, Canada; Regina Arnold, Bethlehem Township Fire Co.; Elizabeth Hreha, PA-C, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and Cari Robin, PA-C, Woodbine, MD. Back row, left to right: Frank Meehan, Wilkes-Barre City Fire Dept.; Jeffrey Alu, Geisinger Life Flight; Redmond Lines, Geisinger Life Flight; Fred Ellinger, course director, Philadelphia, PA and Jack Lasky, Geisinger EMS Coordinator.