The Gordon Center to Partner with Coral Gables Fire Department, Specialty Telehealth Systems and Local Hospitals to Help Patients with Life Threatening Emergencies

MIAMI, FL (December 19, 2019)…. As the new year begins, the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Miami, will embark on a new collaboration with Coral Gables Fire Department, Specialty Telehealth Systems, and area hospitals to better diagnose and care of patients of life threatening emergencies.

This new partnership, a first in Miami-Dade County, centers around innovative telemedicine capability allowing Coral Gables Fire Rescue paramedics direct access to participating neurologists, or trauma surgeons from University of Miami, Baptist Hospital when a patient is experiencing a life threating emergency.

This initiative is projected to provide critically ill patients with faster access to the appropriate medical intervention, reduce time to care while increasing the chance of better outcomes. Barry Issenberg, MD, Director of the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education, stated: “This is what the Gordon Center is all about leveraging technology to save lives. Utilizing a secured video system, paramedics and patients can now speak with specialists for evaluation prior to arriving at the emergency room.”

For additional information, please contact Al Brotons, 786-256-7850.

Panama City first responders take part in active shooter training

SOUTHPORT, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – An active shooter situation is not a situation any first responder wants to find themselves in, but Panama City emergency personnel are preparing nonetheless.

Active shooter training was held at Gulf Coast State College’s North Bay Campus. Both law enforcement and fire/EMS participated in the training, learning the best tactics for dealing with an active shooter situation.

“Ultimately, our goal is saving lives,” said Dr. S Barry Issenberg of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

By the end of the training, the goal is for the personnel that participated to teach the class to others