LPSS expands Career Center medical program to meet healthcare demand

The Lafayette Parish School System has expanded the medical program at the W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center because of the need for qualified healthcare professionals needed following the pandemic.

This fall, students will be able to take classes to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Patient Care Technicians (PCT) and Medical Assistants (MA). The EMT class was previously only available at Lafayette High School through the Health Careers Magnet Academy.

LPSS says it is now one of three courses offered by the Career Center to prepare students for careers in emergency medicine and healthcare.

In addition to EMT, classes for Patient Care Technicians and Medical Assistants will be open to LPSS high school juniors and seniors this fall. Because healthcare professionals are in high demand, many employers even offer signing bonuses for new recruits. Acadian Ambulance, for example, is offering $1,000 sign-on bonuses for recent high school graduates with

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Paris Regional Medical Center offering monoclonal antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients | Free

Paris Regional Medical Center announced today that it is offering both bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab, new monoclonal antibody therapies, for treatment of non-hospitalized patients with a mild or moderate case of Covid-19.

Developed by pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., the drug recently received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration and is now being allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services and other state agencies.

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses. Bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab are specifically designed to help block the SARS-CoV-2 virus and prevent the virus from further infecting healthy cells. Administered intravenously, this innovative treatment is designed to help lessen the severity of Covid-19 in individuals who test positive and are at risk for developing a severe form of the disease.

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Georgia suspends covid vaccine supply to rural medical center in Elberton for vaccinating teachers

The move has angered community members and staffers at the medical center, who argue the state is punishing not just the facility but the entire community.

“I’m pretty pissed about it because we are a tightknit community,” Brooke McDowell, an administrator at the medical center, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Our community is relying on us to vaccinate them, and our state has decided, during a pandemic, to suspend our privileges.”

There have been more than 890,000 coronavirus cases in Georgia and more than 13,800 deaths, according to The Washington Post’s coronavirus tracker. There have been 2,067 cases of the virus in Elbert County as of Thursday and 43 deaths. So far, Georgia has administered almost 660,000 first doses of the vaccine, according to The Post’s vaccine tracker. Almost 90,000 people are fully vaccinated.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) pushed back after nearly a dozen superintendents of Atlanta-area school districts

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