Vermont MRC State Training Summit – All Units!

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn
42 Lower Mountain View Dr
Colchester, VT 05446
Derek Pitts
Vermont MRC State Training Summit - All Units! @ Hampton Inn | Colchester | Vermont | United States

2nd Vermont MRC State Training Summit, happening on Saturday April 22nd, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  This is a chance for all 8 MRC units to mingle and receive a number of great trainings.

9:00 AM to 9:20 AM Registration (Continental Breakfast)
9:20 AM to 9:30 AM Intro
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Incident Triage/Advanced First Aid Station Skills Training
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Depart. of Health Protocol Skills for Blood Draw, TB Testing Placement, & Immunizations (Session for Nurses & Physicians Only)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch (Deli Selection Sandwich & Salad Provided)
1:00 PM to 2:10 PM Responder Safety Training
2:10 PM to 2:20 PM Break (Afternoon Snack)
2:20 PM to 3:20 PM Vulnerable Population Training

Please RSVP Here or with Your Unit Coordinator preferably by April 6th

Hope to see you there!!!

Speakers and Training Details

Incident Triage/Advanced First Aid Station Skills Training

— Katerina Ioannou, Paramedic, Colchester Training Coordinator


Learn the assignment of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment for large number of patients or casualties. The processes and inner-workings of triage at an incident. Receive advance first aid skills, preparing you for almost any situations you might run into at a first aid station. Includes wound care, splinting, ankle wraps, burns, Epi-pens, stroke symptoms, and other medical conditions.

Depart. of Health Protocol Skills for Blood Draw, TB Testing and Readings Placement, & Immunizations

— Margaret Wilson, RN, BSN, MPH

Public Health Nursing Director

Vermont Department of Health

Session – Only for Nurses, Physicians, & Others Licensed to Perform those Skills

Vermont Department of Health (VDH)’s procedures and guidelines for providing Immunizations (shots), TB placement and reading, blood drawing, and blood pressure readings. This is not an introductory lesson on how to perform these skills, but a review and to demonstrate you know VDH’s process for providing these skills. There are hand-on stations for the skills.

Folks who complete this training and future ones down the line, will be given priority and opportunities to perform skills at TB testing, blood drawing, and immunizations clinics we may have to set-up. This spring/summer we will need licensed individuals with pediatric blood drawing competence to help with another PFOA testing clinic (desire these individuals to have gone through the training). Additionally, this may open the door for possibility for MRC assistance with immunizations, if VDH decides to expand providing HPV immunization at schools.

Who Can Attend Session: Individuals currently licensed for and have received prior training to provide all or one of the following: Immunizations (shots), TB placement and reading, and/or blood drawing. Generally, this includes licensed nurses, physicians, and some medical assistants, perhaps other licenses. But you should know if your license allows.

Responder Safety Training

— VDH Employee


VDH has been actively updating health responder safety guidelines for employees. Learn the best practices to protect yourself. The risks at potential MRC emergency response events. PPE and Blood Bourne Pathogens covered. For Questions Email

Vulnerable Population Training

— Steven Sherrets, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist


This session will focus on the factors that should be considered in dealing with disaster planning, response and recovery for special needs populations. This includes consideration of responder families. Issues to be consider when dealing with other unique groups such as drug involved individuals, sex offenders and criminal justice involved folks. Time will be allotted to have an open discussion about any of the unique challenges faced by the Vermont MRC’s in regards to special populations.

Please RSVP Here or with Your Unit Coordinator preferably by April 6th