Extrication & Spinal Immobilization Workshop

Every year the ACOEP NYCOM Student Chapter organizes several fun and interactive workshops for medical students interested in Emergency Medicine (EM). This video highlights one such workshop. On October 27th, 2011 NYCOM’s EM Group organized an EMS workshop where students had a chance to learn and practice extrication and spinal immobilization. Students were also taught the NEXUS criteria EM physicians use for determining cervical spine injury. NYCOM Emergency Medicine faculty and volunteers from Bayshore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance and Roslyn Rescue Fire Company led students through out-of-hospital medical emergency scenarios where patients must be extricated and immobilized for transport to the emergency department.  We have several more lectures and workshops scheduled for the upcoming year.  Interested students will have the opportunity to practice IV placement on their fellow students and practice rapid trauma assessments using ultrasonography.  In addition, we have a much-anticipated lecture on life as an EM resident and how to become a competitive EM residency applicant.  We hope to see all those interested our future events.

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