Western Carolina University’s undergraduate program in emergency medical care will host its inaugural Emergency Medical Care Summer Seminar, with two workshops scheduled over a five-day period on the campus in Cullowhee.
An “Advanced 12 Lead Workshop” will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, followed by an “Advanced Stroke Life Support Workshop/ Instructor Workshop on Thursday and Friday, July 16-17.
WCU started the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in emergency medical care in 1976, and is still one of just 14 institutions of higher education offering the degree.
“WCU’s emergency medical care program hopes to bring exciting educational opportunities for the emergency medical services profession to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina every summer,” said Susan Braithwaite, assistant professor in the program.
The seminar guest speaker, Bob Page, will offer a variety of courses that focus on advanced electrocardiogram interpretation, advanced stroke life support and capnography, as well as an instructor’s workshop. An internationally known speaker, author and paramedic, he has presented seminars around the world and has been praised for his humorous and motivational style. Page received the “Legends That Walk Among Us” Award from the National Association of EMS Educators in 2012.
Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building. The cost of each workshop is $75, including lunch. Continuing education credits are available.