Oxford Community Center to Host Free Health Information Programs

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The Oxford Community Center is hosting two health programs. The first, presented by the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation, is Advanced Care Planning Boot Camp on Saturday August 15 at 9:30. The second program is on Maryland and Talbot Emergency Services and will focus on what happens when you call 911 and how medical decisions are made when the EMTs arrive. This program is at noon on Wednesday, August 19. More details on the programs follow:

Saturday, August 15 9:30AM: ‘Advanced Care Planning Boot Camp’

As part of its Seminar Series, University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation presents the discussion, “Advanced Care Planning Boot Camp: Advanced Directives and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST),” at the Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.

Guest Presenter Charyl “Sam” Ricketts, BS, RNC, CHPN, regional community educator at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, will provide an explanation of Advanced Directives and MOLST, and discuss what decisions can and should be considered in preparing for future medical needs.

Admission is free but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Janet Andrews at 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or email janet@umm.edu.

Wednesday, August 19 Noon: Emergency Services

Learn about Maryland and Talbot County emergency services and what to expect when you dial 911. Who will come? What kind of assistance can they provide? What happens if you are not conscious? How are medical decisions about treatment, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), made? Learn the role of Advanced Medical Directives, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms and Maryland Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (MOLST) forms in their response.

Join EMT Steve Mroczek for an important discussion of our local services. Steve is the Ambulance Captain of the Oxford Fire Company, a member of Talbot County Emergency Services Advisory Board & the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s EMS Committee.

This is a brown-bag lunch. Ice tea and cookies will be provided.

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