Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will offer training this fall to prepare students to become certified as Emergency Medical Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians.
This 16-hour course will allow the participant to renew his or her Emergency Medical Responder registration with the Minnesota Emergency Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Weekend class September 19 and 20 at EMS headquarters, 1600 Riverview Drive in Northfield
The EMR class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings and occasional Saturdays, September 21 through November 14 at EMS headquarters, 1600 Riverview Drive in Northfield.
The EMR course can serve as a stand-alone certification program, or the first half of the EMT course.
Students who successfully complete the EMR class and wish to obtain certification as an EMT will progress to the second session of the training which begins on February 15, 2016.
For more information, contact Brian Edwards, manager of Northfield Hospital & Clinics EMS at (507) 646-1444 or email email@example.com.
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Northfield Hospital shifts from hard hats to surgical masks with the opening of the new Surgery Center, completing eight months of construction on the expansion that adds much-needed new space.
The Surgery Center centralizes resources for all Northfield Hospital surgery services, and adds new endoscopy care.
Community members are invited to an Open House on Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to be among the first to see the new Surgery Center, at 2000 North Avenue in Northfield. Refreshments will be served.
Commonly referred to as Narcan, the brand name, naloxone is often used in an effort to save the life of a drug overdose victim, though it can be used during other instances as well.
Following the passage of “Steve’s Law” last May, law enforcement is now allowed to carry and administer an opioid overdose antidote. It can be used several different ways, such as nasally or through a patient’s veins.
The law, named after a person who died in a heroin overdose as police officers struggled to save him, also allows a physician to prescribe the product to a family member and promises some protection for people who call to report drug overdoses.
Due to the quick response time of Northfield EMS, the Northfield Police Department and Northfield Fire Department do not carry the antidote.
However, Northfield Chief of Police Monte Nelson said it’s important for the community to be reminded the immunity portion of the law.
“Sometimes if people are around, they panic,” he said, which often results in no call to 911. But the law now gives them a safe route. “Don’t run, call 911.”