Those with an active lifestyle or have children involved in athletic programs know the risks involved with sports and strenuous movement. Avoiding all the risks isn’t an option, but being prepared is when a problem arises. That’s why Community Healthcare System has an amazing group of athletic trainers involved in their Sports Medicine program who are dedicated to treating the athlete in everyone!
The Duneland School Corporation (DSC) recently received a donation of a "Public Access Bleeding Control Station" from a New York based company that is operated by a graduate of Chesterton High School. Tony Emanuele, a federal law enforcement officer currently based in Washington, D.C., is the co-owner of Medicine in Bad Places. He and his partner/co-owner, Shawn Soler, travel around the country teaching tactical medicine courses to police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Emanuele recently spent time in Chesterton training DSC employees on the use of tourniquets as a primary source of first aid for serious bleeding.
Time is vital in a missing person case. Every minute is crucial. When dealing seniors with Alzheimer's, autism, or other related conditions or disorders, that time is even more essential. Thanks in part to a generous grant from Porter County Triad, the Porter County Sheriff's Office is now able to drastically reduce search time thanks to Project Lifesaver tracking devices.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County has upheld a reputation of quality hospice care for 34 years. Now they have one more accreditation to prove it.
Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With the next few days slated to be the hottest we’ve seen in Northwest Indiana so far this summer, it’s a good opportunity to remind parents about the extreme dangers of leaving children in hot cars.
Porter Health Care System Celebrates Five Years Without a Lost-Time Accident in its Engineering Department
Porter Health Care System announced that its Engineering Department has achieved five years without a lost-time accident. This translates to 1,825 days without a recordable injury according to Porter’s Regional Executive Director for Facilities Christian Goss.
This is the first year that Gary Atherton, Director of Porter Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department, did not coordinate his annual EMS Week Breakfast Banquet. It was always a day he dedicated to recognizing the merits of his staff. This time the EMS team spent their morning commemorating their leader, who passed away on January 13, 2016.
Michael Triem survives severe hypothermia after kayak accident
“Expect the best, prepare for the worst” that could be the unofficial mantra of first responders and medical personnel at hospitals and health institutions.