Part of our commitment to support our communities is to provide education and training opportunities. Several programs exist to provide education and training to medical professionals in our service area. We began this service in 2011.
During a medical emergency, be it an accident or sudden illness, a team of EMS personnel, paramedics, flight nurses, and others are often the first to arrive at the scene. During these crucial moments, life-saving skills need to be implemented. Because most first responders may not be routinely exposed to performing these skills on a daily basis, how can they be trained to know the exact procedure and have the confidence to perform it under extreme circumstances? That is the question Dakota Lions Sight & Health answered.
With specific authorization, the donor can become a “teacher” in addition to providing the gifts of sight and health.
First Responders learn and practice the following:
- Chest tube placement
- Endotracheal Intubation
- Needle Decompression
- Needle Cricothyrotomy
- Surgical Cricothyrotomy
- Advanced Airway Management
In addition, we provide unmatched educational opportunities to learn about anatomy and physiology to first responders.
Dakota Lions Sight & Health has been approved by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and the North Dakota Department of Health Division of EMS and Trauma to provide CEU credits for EMS personnel who participate in our programs. If you would like more information or for your EMS program to participate, please contact us.