By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Department of Emergency Medicine will hold its Annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Tactical Medicine Expo from 9 a.m. to noonon Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The Expo takes place behind the main hospital at the helipad area.
The event brings together countywide organizations that work with ARMC, including San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Inland Valley SWAT Team, City of Colton and City of Rialto Fire and Police Departments, and San Bernardino Medical Reserve Corps, among others. The event is open to the public, and will be attended by students from Colton High School, Grand Terrace High School, Rialto High School, Cajon High School, and Yucaipa High School.
Located in the largest geographic county in the contiguous United States, ARMC is a Level II Trauma Center and one of the more advanced health care institutions in the country. Some members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will be present at the event and making opening remarks. The various organizations will showcase their life-saving techniques and equipment along with interactive demonstrations. The City of Colton Fire Department annually performs a “jaws of life” procedure taking a car apart for the audience to see the steps of the emergency process. K-9 police officers also present a mock demonstration of a trained K-9 apprehending a suspect, as well as a demonstration of a narcotics’ K-9 identifying one of the many bag props containing narcotics.
“This collaborative event illustrates just a few of the critical situations that EMS practitioners are challenged with in their line of work, while bringing together the many entities that have shared values and a commitment to servicing the community,” said Rodney Borger,M.D., Emergency Medicine Chairman at ARMC. “In addition, we are excited to have students interested in pursuing work in the healthcare field participate so that they can better learn about the many elements involved in EMS support.”
As part of ARMC’s Community Engagement Plan and San Bernardino County’s “Cradle to Career” efforts, there will be dozens of students coming from Colton High School’s Health Education Academy of Learning (HEAL) program designed for students who have expressed an interest in a healthcare career; Grand Terrace High School’s CARE Pathway students, a program that provides the skills and certification necessary to work in the healthcare profession as a Certified Medical Assistant; and students from Yucaipa High School’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy, a four-year instructional pathway that creates proficiency in foundational skills through classroom and workplace experiences, while preparing students for college and career.
With more than two million people living in San Bernardino County, ARMC proudly serves and employs many community members. ARMC offers a variety of career opportunities in clinical, administrative, and other support roles. The facility regularly engages with area schools to educate students about careers in healthcare.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates a regional burn center, level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, five primary care centers including four family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. For more information on the Countywide Vision, visit: www.sbcounty.gov/vision. For more information about ARMC visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMCfor important announcements and updates, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ arrowheadregional. ARMC is located at 400 N. Pepper Avenue in Colton, and can be reached at (909) 580-1000.