Janice Morgan is the coordinator of the Louisville Metro EMS Training Center, which spreads across 80+ sites with more than 1,500 Instructors. She is an AHA Hands-Only CPR Instructor, a passionate advocate of improving CPR training for both medical professionals and the public at-large, and seeks to make Kentucky a national leader in adoption of RQI for first responders.
Ms. Morgan, thank you for talking with us. Would you give us your background?
I began my career as a paramedic with Jefferson County (KY) EMS, now Louisville Metro EMS. I accepted the position of Louisville Metro EMS Training Center Coordinator in 2012.
In your current role, is there an initiative you’re particularly proud of?
Through a partnership with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Catholic Charities USA and Americana World Community Centers, we’ve undertaken an intense effort to train refugees relocated into Kentucky in Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR). We are also working with a grant project funded through Jewish Foundation of Louisville to distribute CPR kits and train people in underserved areas, including but not limited to refugees.
Through the HOCPR program, we train these communities in how to save a life. It can be difficult for those who don’t speak English well to communicate with 911 operators, so it’s important to us – from an EMS standpoint – for them to know and perform the necessary steps […]