Paramedics gather in Iowa for annual conference

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Paramedics from four states have gathered in Sioux City for an annual conference that focuses on the skills needed to keep patients alive until they can reach a hospital.

The Emergency Conference involves paramedics, EMTs, nurses and other personnel. The two-day event is being held Friday and Saturday at the Sioux City Convention Center.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ihnTdV ) national and local speakers are scheduled to discuss issues like motor vehicle collisions, hazardous materials and illnesses.

Terry Sudrla, an area paramedic, says the emergency medical services profession requires keeping up to date on processes, protocols and equipment.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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