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  • Thousand Dollar Scholarships Available for EMS Students

    A total of three, $1,000, scholarships are being offered from the Platinum Educational Group as one-time awards. Because the company has recently expanded its product line to include the nursing and allied health fields, they have likewise  expanded their 2016 scholarships program to include EMS.

    Potential candidates interested in applying for one of the scholarships need to fit the criteria and have all paperwork submitted by July 15, 2016. All scholarships will be decided by a panel of community advocates. The winners will be announced during the first week of August.

    Applicants must be attending a state-approved or accredited EMS, nursing or allied health program. To apply, applicants must provide a copy of their student ID and state identification card, submit a letter of recommendation form completed by the program instructor, provide a follow-up photo, and include a brief essay (500 words maximum) on what interested you in your field and what your plans are upon graduating.

    Application forms are available right now below. Download, complete and submit the application form by no later than July 15 to be considered for one of the scholarships.

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    Wisconsin HSS Secretary and EMS Advocate Kitty Rhoades Dies Suddenly

    Gov. Scott Walker released a statement Saturday that Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades, 65, died after becoming ill earlier this week. She died surrounded by her family, according to Walker.

    Rhoades was appointed by Walker as secretary of the DHS in February 2013 after she had been with the department since 2011 serving as the deputy secretary. Before joining DHS, Rhoades, of Hudson, served in the state Assembly from 1999 until 2011, representing the 30th District in northwestern Wisconsin. During her service, she co-chaired the Legislature’s budget committee, among other leadership positions.

    Rhoads was a huge advocate of Wisconsin EMS starting with her stanch support during the battle over Wisconsin’s flexible paramedic staffing rule change over 15 years ago. She was given the 2004 Presidents Award by the Wisconsin EMS Association as an acknowledgement of her hard work and dedication in the state legislature on behalf of Wisconsin EMS.

    Details on Rhoad’s illness and sudden passing have not yet been released. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Wisconsin EMS Association will provide additional information and coverage in the next edition of the Hot Sheets. 

  • Steve Berry Talks About Taking Care of Children Who Have a Family Member Die

    Popular conference speaker, author and cartoonist, Steve Berry, provides his thoughts and suggestions for dealing with children who have had a family member die in the latest Quick Look Video from the 2016 Working Together conference. We are all comfortable treating the patient, but what about taking care of young children who have just lost a brother, sister or parent? Steve provides his thoughts and suggestions for what to do, and what not to do, in this short video clip. It’s very well worth two minutes of your time to take a look!

    Check out this, along with several other, video clips from the 30th Working Together conference right now. Never been to a national-quality conference like Working Together? See what it’s like in these video clips.

    Get some great information for taking care of a child who has just lost a loved one from one of the most popular conference speakers Working Together has ever had, Steve Berry. See it now!