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Members of Hamilton's 2009-10 student EMS team.

Thank You to Hamilton's Student EMS Team

Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted November 8, 2009
Tags Hamilton EMTs
The week of Nov. 8 marks National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Week and the College is proud to recognize its 26 student volunteer members of Hamilton College Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS).

The current active members include seniors Sujitha Amalanayagan, Christina Clark, Erin Evans, John Lofrese, Shyama Nair, Ben Saccomano, Ryan Seewald and Kendra Wulczyn. Members of the class of 2011 are Andrew Branting, Matthew Breen, Sam Cowan, Peter Garrett, Sarah Goodell, Kathy Lee, Travis Rosenblatt, Sam Ward, Caitlyn Williams and Keith Willner. Class of 2012 EMS members are Hailey Bobin, Kayla Brenden, Lauren Brousseau, Sarah Dreyer-Oren, Matthew Farrington, James Kruger, Sara M. Miller and Raul Patrascu.

HCEMS is a New York State Basic Life Support Agency. Dr. David Petrie is the medical director and Student Health Services nurse Diann Lynch is the coordinator. These dedicated students provide coverage 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for the campus community throughout the academic year, and respond to an average of 100 medical emergencies each semester. They balance their academics and activities with volunteering much of their time, which means being on-call and attending to urgent medical situations. Time management and organization is key for their daily routine.

Members of HCEMS are New York State certified EMTs who volunteer an average of 30 hours or more a week on-call. Most of the members of HCEMS take the EMT course on campus during the spring semester of their freshman year, which involves a three-hour class twice a week, and several six-hour Saturday morning labs during the spring semester. Beyond the initial course, members are required to take weekly review quizzes and attend review sessions every three weeks.

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