EMS COMPLETES VENT CERTIFICATION
25+ Paramedics of the Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services recently
completed the program to receive their Vent Certification. Taught by Vanderbilt
Lifeflight, the program included a week long class and an 8 hour clinical in the Intensive
Care Unit at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Cumberland County is the only county in the Upper Cumberland with a vent unit facility,
Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation. With this facility location Cumberland County has
a higher need to transport patients that are vent dependent. This valuable vent
certification will allow the County’s Paramedics to safely and effectively transport critical
and non-critical patients.
The Upper Cumberland Health Coalition assisted in purchasing the transport vent
equipment for the Cumberland County EMS vehicles.