National EMS Week is a tradition dating back to 1974 when President Gerald Ford declared the third full week in May to be recognized as National EMS Week, a time to celebrate American EMS professionals’ dedication to serving their communities.
This year, May 17-23 marks the 46th annual celebration of National EMS Week. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is dedicating each day during National EMS Week to the following themes:
- Monday: EMS Education Day
- Tuesday: Safety Tuesday
- Wednesday: EMS for Children Day
- Thursday: Save-A-Life Day (CPR & Stop the Bleed)
- Friday: EMS Recognition Day
With an ongoing global pandemic, it is important now more than ever to continue to honor our nation’s healthcare workers.
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Teach First Aid & CPR
DEPCO’s First Aid and CPR curriculum offers students intensive computer-based training and hands-on skill practice in basic first aid and CPR procedures. First Aid and CPR prepares students to effectively deal with emergency scene management and render aid for a wide spectrum of injuries. Students cover infant, child, and adult CPR techniques. Training to treat cardiac emergencies using an automated external defibrillator (AED) ensures that students will be using the most current recommended procedures. Students follow safety guidelines and recommended protocols to provide first aid or CPR in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and precautionary practices.
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