Wake Forest Baptist’s AirCare Flight Team Wins National Paramedic Competition
L-R: Coleson, Bowers, Horton and McMillian
N.C. – March 15, 2016 – For the first
time ever, four flight paramedics with AirCare Critical Care Transport Services
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have won a national competition of professional
emergency medical services teams.
Roger Horton, NREMT-P, Barry McMillian, NREMT-P,
Robert Coleson, NREMT-P, and Justin Bowers, NREMT-P – all of whom are based in
Elkin – placed first in the Journal of
Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) 2016 Games Advanced Clinical Competition,
held in Baltimore at the end of February.
Forest Baptist AirCare team is the first flight team to win this prestigious
national competition; in the past, this honor was won strictly by ground crews.
They are also the first flight team to ever advance to the final round. In the
final scenario, the team was dispatched to a crowded rock concert to provide
patient care ranging from intoxication to a set collapse.
October, Horton and McMillian won the North Carolina Office of Emergency
Medical Services’ (NC OEMS) statewide paramedic competition. It was the first
time in the competition’s 25 years that a flight team had ever won.
is part of an EMS network serving patients in North Carolina, Virginia, West
Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina and includes air (helicopter) and ground
ambulances stationed in strategic locations to provide fast, safe transportation
for critically ill and injured patients.3/15/2016http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2016/Wake_Forest_Baptists_AirCare_Flight_Team_Wins_National_Paramedic_Competition.htm
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