Front line first aid saluted
At the heart of BIDMC's relationship with the Red Sox is the skill, enthusiasm and commitment to service that a team of BIDMC staff brings to every home game.
Last Saturday, representatives of that team - BIDMC First Aid - took to the field during pre-game ceremonies and received a hearty cheer from Fenway fans before the start of the game against the Cleveland Indians.
"The First Aid team has had a busy year, not only having the Red Sox games, but five concerts as well," said Sue Pacheco, RN, and leader of the First Aid team.
Some Fenway First Aid Facts
*Thirty BIDMC nurses, physicians and technicians from the Emergency Department, the post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care units and operating rooms rotate through the First Aid and the Green Monster stations for all home games - including the upcoming play-offs.
*Staff receive anywhere from 25 to 70 visits per game at the First Aid station. Last year more than 2,000 patrons were treated with almost 200 transferred to BIDMC.
*Staff treats cuts, injuries from foul balls and heat related illness to name a few.