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Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Offering Free Trainings At Tulsa Health Department

The Tulsa Health Department is the host site for two Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp (OKMRC) trainings designed to help first responders and community members take care of themselves first. These free trainings will help attendees explore various ways to stay “fit” physically, mentally, emotionally and financially.

There are two opportunities to attend the “Sleep Deprivation, Fatigue, Exercise/Response Nutrition & Fitness for Duty” trainings, led by Dr. Rick Cohen. Training opportunities will take place on November 29 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and December 4from 6:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Health Department James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S 129th E Ave.

“Anyone can benefit greatly from this information, especially in this season of hustle and bustle,” said OKMRC Community Relations Coordinator Carrie Suns. “Those that are always serving others sometimes forget to take care of themselves. This training will provide tips and tools on how to successful navigate rest, exercise and nutrition which is something we can all use a reminder on during this stressful time of year. The more prepared you are, the more resilient you are.”

Dr. Cohen will discuss how sleep deprivation, fatigue and nutrition affect performance and cause safety concerns in all areas of daily activities, work and deployment.  He will discuss ways to mitigate and keep you safe and productive and provide tips to enhance performance.  He will also discuss what it really means to be “Fit for Duty.” Register online at this link. These free trainings also qualify for two continuous education hours.

“OKMRC is always in need of committed volunteers,” added Suns. “Unfortunately, Oklahoma is no stranger to disaster, natural or manmade, therefore we need to have pre-identified, pre-credentialed, trained volunteers ready to help when emergencies strike.  It’s not a matter of if a disaster will happen in Oklahoma, but when. Thankfully, the Oklahoma Standard of helping your neighbors in need is strong!”

Medical and non-medical individuals interested in volunteering can visit for information about signing up or additional trainings.

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