Palomar's EME program continues to thrive under new director


Last updated 10/22/2018 at 10am

Sarah DeSimone is the director of the Emergency Medical Education program at Palomar College.

ESCONDIDO – For Sarah DeSimone, the memorable patients come to mind quickly and vividly.

There was the gentleman who was having a heart attack, flatlined in the ambulance and was brought back by DeSimone and her colleagues en route to the hospital. She remembers him saying "thank you" when they arrived.

Later, as a Mercy Air medic, she saved a 12-year-old girl who was choking and about to go into cardiac arrest but was talking by the time they landed.

These are the kinds of moments DeSimone knows her students will remember for the rest of their lives once they leave Palomar's Emergency...

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