Community Health Programs

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Published on 19 August 2013
Written by admin

In addition to being the Township's officially designated 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Service, CTEMS is fulfilling our mission statement of promoting health and safety in our community through its multiple community programs.

In 2019, CTEMS answered 4,012 calls for service.

Beyond emergency medical services, we also offer:

Certification classes

  1. American Heart Association (AHA)  CPR, First Aid, AED, ACLS, and PALS certification classes to both healthcare professionals and private citizens                                                 
  2. American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)  CPR, AED, and First Aid certification classes to groups of citizens and companies in the Cranberry Township area

To find and register for a class click here

Stop the Bleed Training

Learn life-saving bleeding control

Car Seat Fitting Station   *free*

Car seat safety inspections are performed by nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children between the ages of 3 yrs. and 13 yrs. of age. Add to that that over 90% of car seats are improperly installed or used. This interactive program allows parents and caregivers the chance to learn how to correctly use their car seats and other important safety information about children and vehicles. Checks are by appointment only.

Car seat FAQs

To make an appointment call 724-776-4480 ext. 1911 or email safekids@ctems51.org

Safe Landings

New and expectant parents have their hands full. There is a lot to learn and a lot of preparation to ensure the infant's safety.

The CTEMS Safe Landings Program helps these families prepare their homes, vehicles, and nurseries to safeguard their babies against known safety hazards.

This educational program brings a specially trained Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic to your home for a four-hour presentation/class. The visit consists of four components.

  1. Certification in CPR for the parents and up to eight other people (family members, friends, caregivers, neighbors)                                                                                                               
  2. The technician will go through the house with the parents to identify safety hazards and areas needing attention for childproofing the home.                                                           
  3. Safe sleep practice will be reviewed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  4. A car seat check will be performed to ensure knowledge of safe installation and use in the vehicle use.

This program's cost may be reimbursed through some insurance companies.

This program is available for residents of the counties of Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact us at 724-776-4480 ext. 1911 or email mandy.cousins@ctems51.org                                                                                     

Wellness ’s 

Now elderly and chronically ill adults with non-acute medical needs whose health does not require hospitalization, can have a healthcare professional provide affordable, non-clinical, in-home support as often as three times a week.

During an one-hour visit to a household, a CTEMS technician, in cooperation with that individual’s primary care physician, will help make sure that the patient’s vital signs are recorded and that their medications are being taken as prescribed.

The CTEMS technician can also assist with questions concerning drugs and treatments, refer the patient to social service organizations, assist them in setting up appointments, help to make transportation arrangements, and conduct home safety checks for trip-and-fall hazards.

The Community Wellness Check program is being carried out in partnership with the United Way 2-1-1 referral service, which includes more than 50 human service agencies operating in Butler County.  The Life Butler and Beaver programs, designed to assist those 55 years and older with various services, is also a partner in the Community Wellness Check program. 

Future extensions of the program currently under consideration include monitoring blood glucose levels, performing ECGs, and drawing blood for lab work.

This program is open to anyone within a 30 mile radius of Cranberry Township.  Call the station at 724-776-4480 ext. 1902 or email communityparamedicine@ctems51.org for more information.

Educational Tours and Talks

For groups interested in exploring and understanding what EMS, we offer tours and talks customized to the needs and ages of the participants. Scouts, Church groups, school groups, and many others are welcome to set up a tour. Please call 724-776-4480 ext. 1911 for more information.

Medical Coverage for Large Group Events

Please contact the Deputy Director for specifics.

 

Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for any questions.