St. Bonaventure University’s Nursing COI Meeting
Yesterday, I was able to attend St. Bonaventure University’s Nursing COI Meeting. At this meeting, we received several updates on the nursing programs offered at SBU, including their receipt of funding through the New York State Department of Labor grant to help create a talent pipeline for registered nurses in the region. Dr. Connie Perkins of SBU also shared their partnership with STHCS on receiving the Narcan boxes, which have all been placed around campus with the AEDs. It is great to see the nursing programs at SBU develop over the years.
Stroke Management for the EMS Provider
On Monday, we hosted an online Continuing Medical Education event for EMS providers within our region. Dr. Vaijayantee Belle, MD, Neurologist from Olean General Hospital, presented to over 40 providers, including the paramedic program students. Dr. Belle discussed the role of primary stroke centers and how necessary early intervention is for patients experiencing a stroke. In addition, information was shared with all participants on the stroke center locations and type of stroke center that each hospital is in Western New York following the presentation. Thank you to Dr. Belle and Gail Bagazzoli of Olean General Hospital for coordinating this training with us!