A delegation of ten Chinese emergency medical service physicians from Beijing’s “120” EMS system (the equivalent of the U.S. 911 system) recently visited the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. The group was touring various EMS centers of excellence across the U.S. as part of their research for a restructuring of the EMS system in Beijing, China’s capital city.
While at the Hoch Center, Anne Castioni, Coordinator of Emergency Medical Education, presented a lecture on the American EMS system and education. She demonstrated some of the center’s unique educational tools, including high-tech mannequins, which students use to practice administering medical treatment in a mock ambulance or hospital room.
The group also met with Scot Phelps, professor of ambulance science at the Emergency Management Academy and former manager of Emergency Life Support programs at Phelps. During their stay, the Beijing delegation also visited EMS agencies in New York, New Jersey and North Carolina.
For more information on programs available at the Hoch Center for Emergency Education, call 914-366-3577, or go to www.phelpshospital.org/clinical-services/emergency-training-services.