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By Andi Bourne
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Preparing for Trauma Season

 

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake volunteer (SLV)Angie Scott-Kelley maintains the airway while SLV Michael Triplett listens to the lungs after the patient was removed from the vehicle that had been in an accident. Swan Valley volunteer Gary McCleerey is ready to assist when needed.

SEELEY LAKE – Volunteers with the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District (SLRFD) and Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) spent their weekend May 14-15 improving their knowledge of trauma response. The 16-hour class, taught by state certified instructors, earns Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) a Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification and, as lead instructor Shari Graham said, "improves patient outcomes from trauma related injuries."

Graham, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Manager with the Montana Department of Health, taught the class along with a team of other...



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