In partnership with the Kansas University Medical Center(KUMC) of USA,the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have organized a three day Emergency Medical Service (EMS) review training workshop for fifty participants at the Headquarters of NAS, Accra.
The participants were drawn from the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School (PECTS) at Nkenkaasu, Korle bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals and Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as Ridge Hospital.
The participants were taken through topics such as airway skills, EMS operations,respiratory distress, fracture
treatment, EMS field sedation and host of others.
Addressing the closing ceremony here at NAS Headquarters, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NAS,
Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah speaking on behalf of the deputy Minister of Health, Hon. Tina Mensah noted that the topics treated would go along way to strengthen the operations of the Service.
He therefore entreated the participants to apply the knowledge acquired at the training to save lives.
According to the CEO, EMS training workshop was very timely because it coincided with supply of
275 new ambulances for the service, which he said the participants would apply the skills to work
in the ambulances effectively.
NAS is expected to receive more that 275 new ambulances from the government tobe distributed
to all 275 constituencies throughout the country. He appealed to the Kansas group for more
collaboration between these institutions to help build a robust EMS system here in Ghana.
Prof. Ahmed Zakariah also appealed to the founder of the Kovac Award and Endowment, Prof Anthony Lewis Kovac to consider adding the National Ambulance Service to the award.
The NAS CEO indicated that, adding NAS would help sharpen the knowledge of the Emergency Medical Technicians in Ghana, as well as save lives.