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EMS Expo to Focus on Trauma Care

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 14, 2009)---Botsford Hospital and the Life Support Training Institute are sponsoring the first Southeast Michigan EMS Expo, an educational conference emphasizing the latest technologies in trauma care.  
 
The two-day conference will be held August 20 and 21 at Rock Financial Showplace at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Opening remarks on August 20 will be made by Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. 
 
A group of experts in training needs for paramedics and other EMS providers worked together to develop the training agenda that includes nearly 50 classes ranging from Aviation Safety for EMS Providers to Pediatrics in the Field to Safe Transportation of Bariatric Patients. The planning committee included fire chiefs from the Northville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Dearborn, Southfield, Farmington , Novi, Walled lake, Commerce and Livonia fire departments.  
 
Registration information is available at www.botsford.org/ems_expo or by calling (248) 442-5054. The fee for one day of training is $50 and for two days is $80.

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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