The OSU Center for EMS (CEMS) provides comprehensive medical training, continuing education, quality improvement and systems design services for local EMS agencies and the communities we serve. The CEMS conducts clinical resuscitation research and facilitates interdepartmental research focusing on areas such as sudden cardiac arrest and trauma patients.
The Center provides ongoing training and continuing education programs to EMS personnel with access to the latest advanced training and technology for emergency situations, such as the 12-Lead ECG technology for Columbus and Franklin County EMS agencies. CEMS also provides opportunities for involvement in clinical labs, research and other services throughout OSU Medical Center.
Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is a pioneer in developing Emergency Medical Services. In 1969, Dr. James V. Warren, an OSU physician, began the Heartmobile project in cooperation with the Columbus Division of Fire. Dr. Warren demonstrated that patients could be successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital setting. He went on to demonstrate that firefighters could be trained in advanced resuscitation techniques.
For more information on the Heartmobile Project click here.