Mo. experts speak out on national medic shortage
Demand is up with increases in the elderly population, and the industry needs more training programs for students, they say
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The spokesman for the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department says there’s a shortage of first responders for medical emergencies. But apparently, Kansas City isn’t alone; it’s a national issue as well.
It’s an unsettling trend, there’s a national shortage of people trained to help save lives; paramedics.
“It’s a love for taking care of people and their families who are in dire straits sometimes,” said Kim Grubbs, a professor of Emergency Medical Sciences at Johnson County Community College.
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