Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Emergency Medical Services program at Vance-Granville Community College is hosting an informative seminar for area health professionals. “Duke Life Flight EMS Night Out” will be held Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the small auditorium in Building 2 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. There is no charge to attend.

“This is an event specifically targeted at the prehospital and emergency medical providers who serve our community every day,” said Stephen Barney, VGCC’s coordinator/instructor for EMS Programs. Two lectures will be featured at the “Night Out.” In the first, Dr. Blake Buletko, stroke director at Duke Raleigh Hospital, will provide a presentation on stroke and caring for the acute neurological patient. Second, Brendan McGurk, critical care paramedic for Duke Life Flight, will review some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls of 12-lead electrocardiogram interpretation.

Duke Life Flight’s goal for the event is to provide a fresh look at emergency medical care in the prehospital and emergency arena and to give back to the community of providers with whom they work.

Duke Life Flight is a CAMTS accredited critical care and Emergency Air and Ground transport agency based in Durham, providing services to North Carolina and surrounding states.

For more information about the event or about EMS training at VGCC, contact Stephen Barney at 252-738-3273 or