Education And Support

Premier Health’s Trauma Services EMS Center of Excellence, and CareFlight Air and Mobile Services provide extensive emergency medicine and trauma education for EMTs (emergency medical technicians), nurses, and emergency doctors, to enhance the immediate care they provide to our community.

We also provide:

  • Trauma training for doctors and nurses at hospitals that don't offer definitive trauma care
  • Continuing education for EMS (emergency medical service) personnel at our EMS Center of Excellence
  • Community outreach for local EMS and the public

Our standardized approach to trauma care provides patients with optimal care, since there's no question of what to do next. Care providers learn to recognize trauma cases, apply skills to stabilize patients, and refer them to appropriate care.

Trauma Education Programs

Our trauma education programs include:

Trauma and Critical Care Update. This all-day symposium shares best practices and overall field information with more than 400 trauma care providers each year. Participants include:

  • Trauma and emergency medicine physicians
  • Critical care and operating room nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Other ancillary staff

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. Developed by the American College of Surgeons, this workshop is offered four times a year and teaches doctors, nurses, medical residents, and EMTs to assess and manage trauma cases through:

  • Practical lectures
  • Skill stations

The Trauma Nurse Core Course. This 16-hour course and an 8-hour re-certification course is offered four times a year and at other times at partner hospitals by request. Both use a standardized curriculum. The course is for:

  • Trauma and emergency nurses with at least six months of experience
  • Nurses with little emergency experience who want knowledge and hands-on experience at psychomotor skill stations

All participants must be registered nurses. Attendees get CECHs (continuing education contact hours) for attending.

Amanda Pulfer, MSN, RN
Miami Valley Hospital Trauma Outreach Coordinator
(937) 208-4628(937) 208-4628

EMS Education

Premier Health's EMS Center of Excellence offers a variety of educational workshops for EMS to keep them efficient, effective and educated. Options include:

  • Refresher classes
  • Group classes
  • Certification renewal requirements
  • Training in our mobile classroom

At our EMS Center of Excellence personnel can learn about:

  • Services and support at each facility
  • Contact information for hospital EMS coordinators
  • Ambulance access instructions
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Hospital and system news
  • Industry happenings
  • Requesting patient follow-up

All courses provide continuing education credits through the EMS Center of Excellence approved continuing education site.

CareFlight Education and Outreach

To give our region the best emergency care available, CareFlight focuses on building teamwork with area EMS, fire and law enforcement agencies, and continually provides education on the latest advances in medical care and transport.

CareFlight offers in-depth, full-spectrum training, continuing education, and ride-along opportunities. CareFlight nurses and paramedics educate hospitals, emergency personnel, fire and EMS departments by providing:

  • Medical lectures
  • Landing zone set-up trainings
  • Personal and patient safety training
  • Certification for local paramedics

Mobile Education Lab. Our Mobile Education Lab on wheels was the first in the region. The lab provides EMS with lifelike interactive, high-tech emergency medicine education. The lab is equipped with:

  • Human simulator
  • Video presentations
  • Hands-on training

Staff from CareFlight and Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I trauma center lead the training sessions.

Call (937) 208-2803(937) 208-2803 for more information.

CareFlight On the Farm and On the Lake. CareFlight and Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I trauma center present these outreach programs in different counties across the region to educate EMS and pre-hospital care providers.

Our On the Farm and On the Lake programs focus specifically on farming and water accidents. Using lectures, hands-on simulations and a panel discussion, participants learn:

  • How to manage farm/lake accidents
  • The extrication tools required
  • Priorities of patient care

A trauma surgeon also leads a trauma case review, featuring an actual trauma cases transported from the host county to Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I trauma center. This further enhances the educational experience.

Participants receive six to eight continuing education hours related to a variety of trauma topics. Contact:

Mandy Via
CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Outreach Manager
(937) 208-4399(937) 208-4399

Contact Us

If you or a loved one needs emergency or trauma care, our teams of specially trained doctors and nurses are here to help. At Premier Heath, we quickly assess your condition and provide the care and treatment you need.

You can access emergency services at the following locations: