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DU's EMS Team Reports First Year of Care

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Nathan Willers

Director of Communications

In an opening year of many firsts, DU EMS is poised to take on even more community engagement.

Announcement  •

DU's Emergency Medical Services team, led by a team of students and faculty, has had a banner first year. Both in learning and service, the group has made the campus a safer and more caring environment for students, responding to a variety of calls and situations with speed and efficiency.

In their first annual report, they note several major milestones, including:

  • 71 patient encounters
  • 2 minute average response time
  • National accreditation
  • Partnership agreement with Denver Health Paramedic Division
  • Over 6,000 people engaged in community clinics, training, blood drives, vaccinations, and more

Looking forward, the group intends to pursue further training, 24/7 response coverage, extending services to the Kennedy Mountain Campus, and launching a ten day wilderness response training course.

DU EMS was led by the following students, faculty, and staff during the 2021-22 academic year:

John Seward, Chair
Claire Shaver, Vice Chair for Community Health and Education
Vander Georgeff, Vice Chair for Operations
Jamilee Just, Vice Chair for Administration

Dr. Nancy Lorenzon, Faculty Director
Commander Mike Holt, DU Campus Safety
Sergeant Kimo Malott, DU Campus Safety
Michael Bunker, Director of DU Campus Safety
Dr. Michael LaFarr, Executive Director of the Health and Counseling Center

DU EMS Team with vehicle