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Handling emergencies in the 21st century

LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) -

First responders and other health care professionals are making sure they're ready to handle the next emergency. Floyd Valley Hospital hosted local nurses, paramedics and EMTs for a unique training program.

The classes focus on how to asses and treat various emergencies in our current culture. Including street drugs, behavioral emergencies, blood disorders and handling obese patients. There was also a second track that focused on agricultural-related injuries.

"There's about 50 people here today. It's really good to see that many people coming for continuing education and trying to find out what's new out on the horizon," said training officer John Jorgensen.

Students in the class say learning new things about their career field is never a bad idea.

"Because you never know when you might be helping someone that you care about," said Justin Heydon, a emergency medical technician.

On January 25th, Monona County will be hosting its own class on stroke and trauma care.

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