Area rescue workers upgrade skills to become EMTs

Friday, 06 April 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 14 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Eastern Seaboard’s emergency-rescue system is getting a significant upgrade as more than 30 first responders and hospital workers train to become fully qualified paramedics.

The Beginning Emergency Medical Technician course running through April 8 at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya is being attended by 33 personnel from Bangkok Hospital branches in Pattaya, Rayong, Chantaburi and Trat as well as the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan and Sawang Thiang Thammasathan foundations, Phyathai Hospital Sriracha and Samitivej Hospital Sriracha.

Trainees and trainers pose for a first day photo. Trainees and trainers pose for a first day photo.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Deputy Director Dr. Suphakorn Winwan and Sawang Boriboon Vice-President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn opened the training March 19, turning over the dais to experts in cardiac, orthopedic, pediatric and psychological emergency treatment. Classes are being taught at the hospital as well as Banglamung and Somdej Phrabromratchathevi Na Sriracha hospitals.

“Due to the low number of experienced medical personnel, this training was organized to increase and create personnel with skills to help victims by performing basic first-aid procedures,” explained Bangkok Hospital Pattaya director of accident and emergency medicine, Dr. Piyaporn Tippayarat. “Those receiving training already have the basics, therefore, this training is of absolute benefit in developing skills and expertise for the trainees.”

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