Emergency medical providers in the region now have a “hands on” opportunity to hone their skills and clinical practice thanks to the donation of a “retired” ambulance which has been outfitted to serve as a training ambulance for local emergency medical services.
The generous gift to St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Services is courtesy of Easton EMS.
“We are grateful to Joseph Cervenka and the entire Easton squad for this vehicle,” says Mark Lohman, RN, PHRN, Network Director, St. Luke’s Emergency and Transport Services. “As a result of their generosity and vision this ambulance will now have a ‘second career’ helping our ETS/EMS undergo medical simulation training in the field and will also provide an opportunity for paramedics, EMTs and pre-hospital nurses to receive additional continuing education credits.”
The SLETS training ambulance, which will be based at the St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Services Training Center, will be under the direction of Jonathan Trager, DO, a St. Luke’s intensivist and emergency care physician and ETS educators, Joe Monaco, FPC and Chris Zukowski, PHRN. The service will travel throughout the community to conduct pre-hospital medicine training to community EMS partners.
For more information regarding St. Luke’s training ambulance programs, contact Mark Lohman at 215-538-4539.
Note: This story was contributed by St. Luke’s University Health Network. Its publication is part of a local health news partnership between Saucon Source and SLUHN.