Emergency care begins long before the emergency department. This elective is designed to complement an emergency medicine rotation and experience by focusing on the acute stabilization of critically ill patients in the prehospital setting as well as on EMS operations in general. You will observe and participate in emergency care beginning with dispatch (including pre-arrival instructions) to on-scene/field care all the way up through the ED portion of care. Tactical EMS experience is available.
After this rotation the student will be able to:
Electives are generally four week/1 month in length and are available from September - May. Limit of 6 students per rotation. By communicating your goals and objectives to use in advance, there is flexibility to design an experience which is tailored to your individual interests.
Francis Mencl, MD, Medical Director, Summa Center for EMS
Daniel Celik, MD, Associate EMS Director, Summa Center for EMS
Bradley Clarke, DO, Associate EMS Director, Summa Center for EMS
Peter Listerman, MD, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Medical Director, Summa Health System – Akron Campus