Washington Ambulance is hosting a free community symposium, to teach you and your family how to prevent, prepare for, and manage emergencies.
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
First Aid Training for Families (2 sessions)
Learn CPR - by Mo van Moffaert, Washington Ambulance CPR Instructor.
Emergency Management: Are You Ready? - James W. Cooper
Common Pediatric Emergencies and Safety - Matthews Abel, M.D.
Sleep Problems in Children and Adolescents - Jose Mendez, M.D.
Preventing and Managing Veterinary Emergencies - Patricia Grinnell, DVM
Location: Rumsey Hall School
201 Romford Road, Washington Depot CT, 06794
*All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the program.
Bios of the instructors:
Matthew G. Abel, M.D., joined Candlewood Valley Pediatrics in 2001. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is on staff at New Milford Hospital and at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
James W. Cooper is Administrative Director, Emergency Management, at Western Connecticut Health Network. He has been an EMS provider and educator for more than 40 years.
Jose Mendez, M.D., is a specialist in pulmonary and sleep medicine. His credentials include a residency program at Yale University and a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. (Note: The parents among us consider sleep problems in children and adolescents to be a family emergency!)
Patricia Grinnell, DVM ("Dr. Trish"), a graduate of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, is a partner in Washington's Aspetuck Animal Hospital. Her talk will focus on preventing and managing emergencies that may affect the animal members of our families.