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Physicians offer monthly training to area EMS Providers

December 31, 2015

The Baystate Health Eastern Region, comprised of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Wing Hospital, has released its 2016 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Continuing Education Program schedule of classes for the 2016 year.

“There are few areas more important to a community than emergency medical services,” said Dr. Gerstein, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. “In our communities, EMS providers work countless hours to ensure that our community members have access to highly skilled, quality emergency care. We are proud to offer monthly training to our area EMS providers,” said Dr. Gerstein. “Annually, our training program offers EMTs, EMT-I, and Paramedics in our communities training opportunities that provide continuing education credits toward maintaining their state and national certification.

Classes are held on the First Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in the Main Conference Room, located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.

The 2016 schedule is as follows:


January 6, M & M Rounds – Focus CHF - Dr. Roger Lafleur

February 3, Artificial Ventilation -  Chris Gagnon, EMT-P

March 2, OB Emergencies - Dr. Oscar Martinez

April 6, M&M Rounds – Focus Stroke - Dr. Roger Lafleur

May 4, Crew Response Management & Incident Command - Neil Hawley, U- Mass Lowell

June 1, Pedi Cardiac Arrest and Pedi Transport - Chris Cannizzaro, PA-C

July 6, M&M Rounds – Focus Cardiac Arrest & VAD -  Dr. Roger Lafleur

August 3, Cardiac Rate Disturbances and Cardiac Arrest - Dr. Morris Leibowitz

September 7, Stroke: Pre-hospital Assessment and Care - Dr. Richard Gerstein

October 5, M&M Rounds – Focus Endocrine & Diabetes - Dr. Roger Lafleur

November 2, Managing Psychiatric Emergencies - Robert Horton, RN, BC, BMC

December 7, Post Resuscitative Care - Dr. Rock Jean-Guillaume

These accredited continuing education opportunities are offered free of charge as part of Baystate Health’s Eastern Region’s ongoing commitment to local Emergency Medical Providers and the communities both organizations serve. Registration is not required, for more information call Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Manager, Baystate Health Eastern Region at 413-967-2296.