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Summer EMS Education Dinner Draws 21 Local Fire Departments

July 2nd, 2018

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Community Outreach Program hosted its quarterly EMS Dinner and Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Stonebridge Country Club—an initiative that fosters excellence in health care services through improved communication and education to support quality patient outcomes. The event was attended by local emergency responders and each attendee earned 1.5 CME hours.


The summer event drew 87 EMS personnel from 21 fire departments from across the island, due to the engaging topic, “EMS Assault and Self Defense” presented by Suffolk County Police Academy EMT Unit’s Emergency Training Officer Peter A. Di Prima Jr., CCEMTP/CIC. “Violence is a complex issue, and responding to it in ways that are appropriate, effective and acceptable is even more complex,” said Officer Di Prima, followed by evidence-based situational strategies for EMS personnel.

In addition, St. Catherine’s Stroke Program Coordinator Catherine Videtto, MSN, RN, ANP, CCRN, CPHQ, provided a lecture on “Updates on New York State Department of Health required for Pre-Hospital EMS Communication”. EMS personnel in attendance all remarked about the great topics.

St. Catherine of Siena’s Community Outreach Program is committed to providing access and knowledge of health resources to the communities of Long Island. The program is grounded in the importance and value of emphasizing good health, fitness, safety and the promotion of early detection of illness or disease. Free events are sponsored throughout the year, for more information, please visit here.