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 noon on May 22, 2019.
Kicking off the event, an educational lecture for EMS providers will be held at 7 a.m. in the Oak Conference Room in the main hospital, with Kenji Inaba, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC. The Expo then takes place behind the main hospital at the helipad area. This event is free and open to the public.
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. Organizations that work with ARMC and participate annually include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Inland Valley SWAT Team, City of Colton and City of Rialto Fire and Police Departments, the City of Fontana and the City of San Bernardino Police Departments, as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Medical Reserve Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
Supporting ARMC’s Community Engagement Plan and the Countywide Vision’s “Cradle to Career” goal, there will also be students in attendance from local high schools. These students have expressed an interest in a health care career.
Local dignitaries, hospital administration and staff will be present and make opening remarks, followed by the various organizations illustrating their life-saving techniques and equipment. The City of Colton Fire Department will perform a jaws-of-life procedure taking a car apart for the audience to see the steps of the emergency process. Police officers will present a demonstration of a trained K-9 apprehending a “suspect.” Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the EMS helicopters, engage with SWAT members and equipment, and gather information from the various participants about future career opportunities.
“This collaborative event is an excellent opportunity for community residents to learn more about how our first responders and EMS practitioners work together in such critical situations,” said Rodney Borger, M.D., chair of the Emergency Medicine Department. “It is also gives students interested in pursuing work in the health care field access to various spokespersons to learn more about their roles.”
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 health care.