CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARD-WINNERS
Congratulations to our Award-Winners at the EMR Region Banquet. Heather Cambare, Doug Nass, Kevin Dietrich, Jon Torvinen, and Joe Johnson received the Central Division Critical Care Award as a result of their excellent backboard skills exhibited to care for a man with a severe spinal injury who presented on his hands and knees in the terrain park. In the opinion of hospital personnel and the region medical adviser their skills may have allowed the patient to retain use of his limbs. They did a great job of exemplifying the abilities of our patrol.
OEC MID-TERM TOMORROW
Our OEC candidates will undergo their first major trial tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, as they take their mid-term examination. If you are a OEC instructor or just want to help, you could take part as an evaluator or a mock patient or by-stander. I think Allison has all the slots covered, but the test will be held fro 8 AM until lunch-time. If you can’t make this one, the OEC Final will be held on Saturday, June 22. Call Allison if you can help out.
NMR OFFERS SUMMER OEC PROGRAM
The NORTHERN Michigan Region of the NSP is offering a OEC program this summer open to all patrollers who wish to improve their OEC skills. It is particularly designed for those who want to take the Senior SEM evaluation, but it offers credit for two OEC Enhancement Seminars and is open to everyone.
The courses will be held on three weekends in June, July, and August and the cost is $25 for all three. You must attend all the sessions to receive OES credit and your skill sign-offs. Dates are June 22-23, July 20-21, and August 17-18. All sessions will be held in the Schuss Mountain patrol building. Schuss Mountain is south of Bellaire, Michigan.
If you are interested, contact Megan Thompson at email@example.com and ask her if they have space for you. The registration deadline was a couple days ago, but you may get lucky if you ask politely.