EMS attendants take top spot

Ciera Crank and Mollie McGee, who work for LeFlore County EMS out of the Talihina station, attended the EMS world expo conference in Orlando, Florida Oct. 12-14 and competed in the clinical challenge.

The Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness.

This was their chance to see how effective their clinical skills really are. Plus, they competed head-to-head against other teams from across the nation and other attending countries. On Thursday, their scenario was a fractured arm with secondary issues from partner abuse/sexual assault to see how they would handle safety and take awareness for their patient to give her options of safety. They scored perfect on that scenario sending them to the final four on Friday.

Friday consisted of a short quiz before beginning the scenario. During the scenario, they had a patient experiencing chest pain, which turned into being a posterior heart attack. They handled the scene nearly perfect and were shocked to see they had won first place at the awards ceremony. They both came home with a 12.9 inch iPad pros and a yearly subscription to Realiti360 simulation, which will allow them to have the ability to practice mock scenarios daily.