Next week I will be going to a very important conference- NASEMSO– the National Association of State EMS Officials annual meeting. This will be unlike any gathering of the minds that I have ever attended. And I am really excited as I have worked hard and waited a long time for this opportunity.
Nevermind that this will be an opportunity for me to discuss the advantages of sign language for all emergency responders and healthcare providers with people who are the “shakers and movers” in the the EMS milieu. Nevermind that I will be able to educate people about how to approach a deaf child or one who has special learning challenges, such as Autism, during a critical incident. Nevermind that I will be proudly showing my SIGN LANGUAGE FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS series of products and information.
My reasons for excitement are purely selfish. Next week I get to be both the teacher and the student. I can be a participant in sessions that will help me to learn more about the the fabric of emergency management. What training does a First Responder need? How do cities determine how many ambulances are needed? Do EMS organizations have special considerations for bilingual/bicultural families? What are the latest and greatest technologies in ER care for trauma doctors?
And if I can help others next week, too- well then that would be icing on the proverbial cake!
Thanks for reading! If you would like to read more about Sign Language for Emergency Situations and the reasons why I created this series please see this blog entry ” WHY I CREATED SIGN LANGUAGE FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS”
Louise Sattler is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Owner of Signing Families™ , frequent blogger to many educational websites and the host of the soon to launch radio program on the HerInsight Media Network– The Louise Sattler Show- Where Learning Meets Laughter!
Hopefully by this time next week she will have learned a lot of information about the EMS. Feel free to learn more about Signing Families” EMS trainings by sending an email to Info@Signingfamilies.com
There are many great resources to learn more about EMS
I highly recommend the CHRONICLES OF EMS
and Spirit of Autism