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Thursday, June 4, 2009 0 Tri-County News Kimball, MN MMH staff complete CALS education Meeker Memorial Hospital medical staff and personnel " complete CALS education Rural residents have a 50 per- cent greater likelihood to die from trauma than urban residents and according to a Minnesota Depart- ment of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care report, motor vehicle crash death rates in Minnesota are more than twice as high for rural patients in the 15- to 24-year-old and 25- to 64-year- old age groups compared to metro area residents. To help rural med- ical providers respond to a wide variety of critical-care situations, including trauma, the Compre- hensive Advance Life (CALS) cur- riculum was developed. Anyone who has ever received or knows someone who has received treatment in an emer- gency department in a rural hos- pital understands the need for adequately trained personnel. This need was the impetus for the creation of the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) Program. Now in its 13th year, it offers a single curriculum that covers information contained in many other advanced life support courses with additional train- ing in advanced airway manage- ment. On May 27 and 28, eight healthcare providers from Meeker CALS team with MMH medical staff and personnel demonstrate an interactive skills scenario determining the appropriate medications during pediatric care. "CALS is a great way to learn and practice the 'team' approach to care for critically ill or injured patients that pres- ent to the Emergency Room," said Debra Peterson, M.D. pleted the CALS Provider Course. In addition, eleven MMH provid- ers completed the accompanying trauma module. Both the CALS course and trauma module were held in Litchfield hosted by MMH at the Affiliated Community Med- ical Center. the life-saving+education of CALS. More importantly, MMH provid- ers join the group of 4,063 other health-care providers who have completed the CALS course and trauma module. To learn more about the CALS Program and the education it offers, contact Pro- Since the initial pilot course gram Manager, Karl Lappe at (612) in 1996, MMH joins a group of 72 624-5901 or visit the CALS Web site Memorial.Hospital (MMH)and23 other hospitals from across the at. other healthcare providers com- state of Minnesota that has offered The Spinal Column ] By Chad F. Spaulding, D.C. Cah/ropractic and sports at hlMtesYre sidelined wPithfln;uriea~" pG~aV3tlcbY ehnsd ,,~oh neWbydh3hdr,%~ the adjustment will restore proper alignment and function to the joints, thereby restol=ing the nor- mal function. Exercise rehabil- itation, acupuncture, massage, and nutritional support are part of patient care when appropri- ate. Injuries like sprains (ankle), strains (e.g. pulled muscles), ten- donitis (e.g. tennis elbow and bur- sitis (e.g. shoulder pain) and joint problems in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot can all be treated effectively with chiropractic care. Chiropractors perform a com- prehensive orthopedic, neurolog- ical, and chiropractic examina- tion after a history of the injury is taken. The need for further stud- ies such as x-rays or MRI study is based on the findings of the his- tory and examination. Should the diagnosis show anything outside the scope of chiropractic care, the conscientious sports chiropractor will refer the athlete to the appro- priate health-care specialist. The beauty of Chiropractic is not only drug-free and surgery-free care, but also preventative and perfor- mance enhancing care. Maintain- ing proper alignment will allow athletes to be prepared for their sport. When asked about chi- ropractic's effectiveness, Roger Crain, formerly Of the San Fran- cisco '49ers, stated, "We won four Super Bowls in the 1980s with it, so it must be doing something right!" If you are a weekend warrior, amateur, or high school athlete suf- fering from a sports related injury or want to compete at peak perfor- mance, please e-mail Dr. Spauld- ing with questions at . Also check out , for fur- ther articles related to chiropractic sports care and other conditions related to chiropractic care. that could be avoided, Others sit it out on the bench because their injury does not respond to ordi- nary treatment. Still others are playing, but at less than peak effi- ciency, simply because their struc- tural system is not balanced. Pro- gressive coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain- killing drugs are not the answer. They merely cover up the symp- toms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious. Probably more than any other health pro- fession, Chiropractic's approach to health closely relates to the needs of the sports participant. Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops, and positioning that places an unusual amount of strain on the back and structural system. Doctors of Chiroprac- tic consider a person as an inte- grated being, giving special atten- tion to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Chiropractic is a natural health care method that stresses the importance of keeping all the sys- tems of the body functioning effi- ciently so the player enjoys peak performance, a minimum injury risk, and fast recuperative pow- ers. Many world class and Olvm- pic athletes, as well as professional athletes and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. Joe Montana, Nolan Ryan, Muhammad A/i, Kareem Abdul- Jubbar, and Carl Lewis all utilize chiropractic care. The player Asso- ciation of the NFL has officially incorporated sports chiropractors as a regular part of care. The primary treatment of the Doctor of Chiropractic is manip- ulation (an "adjustment") to those areas of the spine or extremity joints which are slightly displaced and fail to function normally. 2 p.m. Page 9 K HS Per r in0 rs IuB "200q ~resen+s R a hilarious one-act play about the crazy world of soap operas TttUI SDA. & FI IDAY June 4 & 5 at 7:00 p.m. KAHS Cafetorium Admission is I I E] J Clothing donations for a "costume drive" appreciated. . maze'n iO www amazenfarmyard +om rmyard Bring the whole family! 320-453-6901 Vacationers, Groups, Clubs, Schools, Special Events,Birthday Parties, Cot More... with 5 towers. + GIANT SLIDE + ANIMAL PETTING FARM MINI GOLF- 9 holes only $2/plus addmission PET STORE- Many puppies SNACK BAR-- from hot to ice cream! ADMISSION: Ages 3 to Adult - $6.95 I to Watkins Area Medical Clinic WE ARE PROUD to have Deb Libbesmoier, Family Nurse Practitioner as a new medical provider at Watkins Area Medical Clinic. Deb has lived and worked in the Watkins area for many years and is a familiar face in the community. Deb is providing a full range of family care services Now taking patient appointments Dr. Larry Strate is also available for appointments at our Watkins Clinic. Watkins Area Medical Clinic 150 Central Avenue - Downtown Watkins 320-764-2630 Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.