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West Virginia Air Guard medics conduct trauma training


Five aerospace medical service personnel assigned to the 167th Medical Group completed 40 hours of trauma training at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital May 16-20.

Working alongside critical care nurses and trauma nurses, the Airmen, whose roles are part licensed practical nurse and part emergency medical technician, received hands-on experience in the hospital’s intensive care units and the emergency department.

“This is a level I trauma hospital. The patients that are coming in are acutely ill. The training is intense, but it’s what we need to be prepared to deploy,” said Lt. Col. Sarah Law, 167th Medical Group chief nurse. “Our medics are assisting, hands-on, within their scope of practice.”

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