Emergency-Preparedness Events

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The strength of these events is the focus on disaster and emergency readiness. HOSA students build a solid foundation for obtaining EMT Certification. HOSA students are also engaged by being educated on what to do in an emergency whether it be tornado, fire, flood, etc. Career awareness in public health and epidemiology are also important facets of this category. So many students fail to realize all the opportunities public health has to offer.

Below are the event synopses for the Emergency Preparedness Events. Clicking on the link will direct you to the rules and guidelines for the event.

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CPR/First Aid *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC for each competitor

  • Procedural Event
  • 2 team members
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Skill Procedures involve: severe bleeding and shock, choking, compound fracture and splinting, severe burns, heat-related emergency. BLS procedures involve CPR and using an AED.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC for each competitor

  • Procedural Event
  • 2 team members
  • Round 1 Test
  • Round 2 Skill Procedure
  • Procedures involve patient assessment (trauma and medical), BVM ventilation, Immobilization/splinting, bleeding control/shock management and cardiac arrest management (AED use)

Epidemiology 

  • 50 item Test on epidemiology topics and vocabulary

Public Health 

  • Presentation Event
  • 2-6 team members
  • 2016-17 Topic: Combating Zika and Future Threats-What is the best way to detect and respond to this emerging disease?