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 King Saud University 2015

King Saud University EMS Students Training & Exercise for Water Rescue 2015

Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College for Emergency Medical Services Sunday 1437/03/08 on 2015/12/20 As a part of the Paramedic BSc program has the EMS Operation syllabus EMS412 which integrated with water rescue chapter, and in achieving the goal to be able to deploy a functional Paramedic to any area of our coastlines or swimming pools able to save live. The Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College for Emergency Medical Services (P.S.C.E.M.S.) at King Saud University, adapted the program from Australasian Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (AREMT) as optional course since 2012, however the course becoming more popular with more demands to be part of the training. The College provided floating devices to support the training and task force training exercises, we believe that if trained you must be able to perform. Started the course in December 16th, 2015 (5-3-1437H) for 2 days at Oasis Health Center in Al Manar District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

SUni1This is a great learning opportunity regarding the importance of preparedness and proficiency, as most of the attendant students commented. Water rescues can be very unforgiving and it takes one slip up to equate to a disastrous outcome.The College Water Rescue Paramedics having bright opportunity to work with the Saudi Coast Guard on search and rescue missions involving long duration search patterns and coastal water deployments with more advance training.

The primary purpose of the program is to access, assess, and treat anyone who may become injured, stranded, or need assistance on the shallow water or during a flood. The secondary goal is to be able to provide assistance to any public safety department such as local police, municipality, or any other department who may require a water rescue to access or perform certain job related duties.

SUni2While the didactic phase of the program is extremely intensive our students also are exposed to water rescue which is taught with the students getting into a swimming pool, passive drowning victims (submerge victims), active drowning victims, distressed swimmers, using immobilization devices, floating devices.

 The Australasian Mining Review December 2015


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 International Health & Safety Centre

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 BusinessMinor – No. 1 Daily Business Newspaper in the Philippines


28 EMTs practising in PHL now certified as world-class EMS instructors

Written by Oliver Samson / Correspondent

TWENTY-EIGHT practising Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been certified as world-class Emergency Medical Services (EMS) instructors on February 20 at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Women’s Center in Taguig City.

The first International Instructors Development Course in the country for EMTs was conducted by the Australasian Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (AREMT), in partnership with the Technical Vocational Schools and Associations of the Philippines (Tevsaphil).

“The four-day course has taught them become international EMS instructors,” AREMT Chief Executive Officer Ron Gui said. “Some of them are already teaching EMS courses here but this is to qualify them for international standard and make them more competent EMS instructors in the Philippines.”

The workshop is “based on the United States National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators course,” he said. “It’s a good step for them from 2014 forward.”

One of the goals of the gathering was to bind the local training centers into practicing one specific standard EMS course, said Cheers Corp. President Alvin Montano, one of the participants. EMR Health Care Safety Institute Chief Executive Officer Amiel Oliva agreed.

Methodologies on how to deliver the course, which included video presentations, class-sitting arrangement based on the number of students, and type of classroom, were introduced to participants, he said.

“What was emphasized for us is that we don’t actually teach. We act as facilitators,” Montano said. “Some of participants to your course are professionals in their own fields, coming from prior learning. Like in our case [Cheers Corp.], clients for our EMT program include nurses.”

Montano hopes another batch of EMTs will undergo the same course and more Filipinos will get certified by AREMT to provide them with a respectable pass for working abroad in the field of emergency medical response.

“We want to propagate AREMT in the Philippines so that there will be more training centers here, more Filipinos to get trained, and more licensed EMTs with international certification,” he said.

The country has a long queue of EMTs capable beyond question to provide emergency medical care but lack the recognition required to standardize their status, Stout Con Inc. Director Peter P. Negrido said. The EMT training centers in the country are supporting AREMT, which has certified many EMTs already deployed in different countries, to earn the recognition required.

Seventy percent of EMTs in the country work as volunteers, he said. Abroad, an EMT has a career. Through certification by AREMT, the growing number of Filipino EMTs may get the opportunity to work abroad. In the Middle East, an EMT earns about P100,000 a month.

The training course facilitated by AREMT “is the best preparation” if EMTs are eyeing to work abroad, said Negrido, who also heads Seagull Rescue Recon. In 2000 Saudi Arabia was already tapping overseas sources to meet the surge of domestic demand.

Tevsaphil President Col. Alejandro T. Escano told the first International Instructors Development Course graduates, “It’s not enough that you are dependable and ready to respond.”  He said an EMT shall possess “the Filipino special warmth, known as TLC [tender loving care],” for which the Filipino is known the world over.

Adaptability and resilience make the Filipino world-class in terms of service, Tesda Deputy Director General Teodoro C. Pascua noted in his speech. Born and raised in a tropical climate, the Filipino is found working across the globe, from cold countries like Canada to hot Middle Eastern capitals like Dubai. The special knowledge and skills the Filipino EMTs have acquired on emergency medical response shall be utilized to the full extent in the service of the country and the world over, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Supervising Education Specialist Dr. Margarita Ballesteros said in her address.

“The skills that you’ve gained are not actually meant for yourselves only, but for the consumption of the Filipino people and the world,” she told the EMTs.

Ballesteros urged the news instructors to give service to the country first before crossing the seas to work a high-paying job.

Quoting the late US President John F. Kennedy, the CHED specialist told the Filipino EMTs to “not think of what the nation could do for you, but what you could do for it.”
Tevsaphil Director Sandy Montano described the first International Instructors Development Course as “a mileage in the EMS industry” and as “an unforgettable moment” of sharing the best practices in the industry through the experienced foreign resource persons.

 Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services – AREMT is now in Dubai


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