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MCC: Emergency management, upgrades on Monday’s agenda

November 17, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — Teachers and personnel from each Mason County Central school district building are being trained in medical emergency response protocols with help from Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Mason County Emergency Manager Liz Reimink.

MCC Superintendent Jeff Mount will provide an update to the school board regarding how the training sessions have gone thus far, and what the teams will focus on in the one remaining session.

Mount said the district has always had training for emergency management to an extent, but that its capacity to train and prepare has been bolstered by its relationship with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, which works with the school to provide remote medical consultation services via the MedNow program. Spectrum has been providing extensive coaching to the teams in how to respond to medical incidents.

“Each building will have a team of trained folks who can respond quickly to a medical emergency,” Mount said. “It could be an asthma attack or even someone having a cardiac event. We’re practicing on AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and CPR, and Spectrum is training us on how to do that.”

The goal of the training is to expand not only on medical responses, but emergency management as a whole.

Read the full story in Saturday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Edition.

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