Ambulance Donated for Emergency Medical Science Program at SCC

Carolinas HealthCare System - Stanly Regional Medical Center, recently donated an ambulance to the Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program at Stanly Community College (SCC). The ambulance will be used by students to practice emergency scenarios similar to what they will be doing as an EMT or paramedic professional, according to Michael Ennis, EMS Program Director at SCC. The simulator will also be used at parades and trade shows.

Mr. Al Taylor, President and CEO of Stanly Regional Medical Center, noted, “Over the years, Stanly Health Services has benefited from the numerous allied health graduates. We at Stanly Regional Medical Center, now part of Carolinas HealthCare System, are delighted to donate the ambulance to enhance the hands-on educational experience for the Stanly Community College students.”

Simulations for an EMS student include getting the patient onto the stretcher and into the ambulance, stabilizing the patient, checking vital signs, administering medical drugs, and transporting the patient from the ambulance into the emergency room.

Employment in this field is projected to grow 23 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. For more information about the Emergency Medical Science program, contact Michael Ennis, at (704) 991-0186 or mennis7527@stanly.edu. The EMS program is accepting new students into the fall semester until August 13, 2015. Students are able to register online, or they may stop by the Eagle’s 1-Stop on the Albemarle campus to speak with a counselor in-person.

SCC Ambulance

Carolinas HealthCare System - Stanly Regional Medical Center, recently donated an ambulance to the Emergency Medical Science (EMS) program at Stanly Community College (SCC). The ambulance will be used by students to practice emergency scenarios similar to what they will be doing as an EMT or paramedic professional.