Local Emergency Responders Train For Child Emergencies

By Danielle Craig

MEDFORD, Ore. — EMT’S, paramedics and nurses are used to dealing with high-stress situations, but it’s not often those scenarios involve children; that’s why on Tuesday, several local providers are practicing how to save the life of a child.

Paramedics, EMT’s and nurses took part in training in the classroom and with mannequins. They’re learning how to deal with pediatric cardiac arrest and practicing understanding pediatric vital signs.

The providers also learned how to deal with an emergency childbirth. The training put on by “Oregon’s Emergency Medical Services For Children” and the Department of Transportation continues Wednesday with a car crash scenario.