Paramedic Students Cover Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

 More than 90 patients treated onsite in Regions ER tent

Ten paramedic students in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at Inver Hills Community College covered the finish line at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. David Page, a paramedic instructor at the college, reported that he was proud of how his students performed.
“It was a pleasure supervising their efforts,” Page said. “Our paramedic students are very caring, competent problem solvers.”

IHCC paramedic students who worked the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

  • Laura Christiansen (Incident Command)
  • Tom Hilpisch (Operations Branch Director)
  • John Berkholtz (Logistics)
  • Victoria Neunsinger (Communications)
  • Luke Anderson
  • Ashely Clow
  • Tom Hegge
  • Sam Chu
  • Mike Martens
  • Ryan Server

Page added that the paramedic students stepped up to meet each new challenge, even climbing into a scissor lift to spot downed runners. “Saint Paul Fire Deputy Chief Matt Simpson commented on how well-organized and professional our team was,” Page said. “Dr. Aaron Burnett, Dr. R.J. Frascone and the rest of the medical team in the Regions ER tent were very happy to see such a dependable and competent team assisting them. Several runners who are VIPs in health care, including a VP at Abbott Northwestern, came up to me to congratulate and thank Inver Hills Community College for our support.”

On a related note…

In September of this year at the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Annual Symposium in Reno, Nevada, David Page, MS, NREMT-P, an IHCC paramedic instructor, Michael Bowen, NREMT-P, the director of testing at Fisdap, and Luke Stanke, Ph.D.c, a psychometrician, received the 2014 Best Research award. Their research project, entitled “Warning Signs: Increased Neuroticism is Associated with Poor Professional Behavior during Paramedic Student Contacts,” represents a milestone in academic research for two-year colleges nationwide.
Neuroticism poster
To learn more, read “Fisdap-Sponsored Project Wins Best Research at 2014 NAEMSE Symposium” in JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

For more information about the EMS department at Inver Hills, contact:

David Page MS, NREMT-P
Paramedic Instructor

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