Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary informed County Commissioners about an upcoming collaborative training opportunity that his department will be participating in.
Clary explained that Starke County EMS will be working with Lutheran EMS for a difficult airway course. He noted that he attended the same course in Fort Wayne back in March and mentioned that he is excited that the opportunity will be brought into the county free of charge.
Clary told Commissioners that the facilitators will bring in trauma surgeons to go over surgical airway options, intubations and several other techniques of the airway.
He added that it’s important for EMS personnel to keep these skills fresh because the airway is one of the most important parts of their job. He stated that if the patient does not have a clear airway, they have not achieved their job.