Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CCC EMT and Paramedic students recently attended the Delta Trauma Conference in Tupelo, Miss. Pictured, front row, from left are Erica Jackson (Cleveland, Miss.); Maggie Miller (Clarksdale, Miss.); Jarlicia Scott (Clarksdale, Miss); Phillip Gray (Cleveland, Miss.); Willie Booker (Charleston, Miss.); Sharon Chapple (Clarksdale, Miss.); Kirk Mason (Clarksdale, Miss.); (back row) Rhett Nelson, EMT program director; Neal Durham (Senatobia, Miss.); Dana Andrews (Clarksdale, Miss.); Amber Brooks (Clarksdale, Miss.); Bradley Dixon (Como, Miss.); John Harris (Greenwood, Miss.); Eric Hughes (Horn Lake, Miss.); Miranda Wright (Southaven, Miss.); Keith Lester (Clarksdale, Miss.); Dana Myrick (Grenada, Miss.); Corie Harris (Clarksdale, Miss.); and Chris Whitfield, CCC clinical coordinator & instructor.
Tunica – A group of Coahoma Community College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) and Paramedic students recently attended a conference designed to highlight best practices and current trends in trauma care.
Hosted by the Mississippi Delta Trauma Care Region, the Delta Trauma Conference, held Oct. 12-14 in Tunica, Miss, presented Tigers with the opportunity to interact with a wide-range of professionals involved in the care of trauma patients—including physicians. mid-level providers, nurses, and pre-hospital personnel.
During the 3-day conference, students attended a cadaver lab where they received a lesson in gross anatomy and practiced several skills.
“The cadaver lab was by far the most eye-opening and coolest thing I've experienced,” said freshman Paramedic student Devon Brownlee of Senatobia, Miss. “Thank you for the opportunity, I really do want to become a paramedic more than ever now.”
Willie Booker, an EMT student from Charleston, Miss., agreed.
"I think the whole thing was great. Getting to participate in a cadaver lab as an EMT student was worth coming to the conference," he said.
In addition, Tigers had the opportunity to participate in a simulated disaster drill where they acted as “victims” during a tornado. They also received the chance to participate as responders and learned how to prioritize, treat and move victims.
"It was awesome,” said freshman Paramedic student Miranda Wright of Southaven, Miss. “You rarely get a chance to see the interaction of EMTs and paramedics in a simulated disaster. …Neat experience!"
The Delta Trauma Conference was jointly provided by Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Center for Education and Organizational Development and Delta Trauma Care Region, Inc.