Experienced emergency medicine doctor one of very few physicians to complete this important scenario-based lifesaving class
Office of Matthew Bogard, MD (N/A:N/A)
CHARITON, IOWA, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Doctor Matthew Bogard, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine, recently completed an in-depth hands-on course to learn the intricacies of rescuing victims of grain bin entrapment. This often happens when a farmer enters the grain bin while the unload auger is running – typically to address a plugged auger – and becomes stuck in the moving grain.
The class taught the importance of safety tie-off anchor points, how to safely walk on stored grain, and appropriate ways to rescue entrapped victims. If the person is visible inside the top of the grain bin, a cofferdam is built around the victim after first securing them with rope to prevent further movement. Grain is then removed from within the cylinder surrounding the victim until they are able to walk out. When a victim becomes completely submerged, large V-shaped cuts are created symmetrically around the bin and grain is removed as fast as safely possible to reach the victim.
“This is an important class for any emergency medicine doctor practicing in rural areas,” says Dr. Bogard. “It was a great review of the mechanics of what happens combined with the hands-on scenario where I strapped into a harness and helped rescue a fellow classmate from a specially-constructed grain bin simulator.”
About Dr. Matthew Bogard
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Matt Bogard practices emergency medicine at multiple hospitals including Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa. Presently, he is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bogard is Board-Eligible in Emergency Medicine and is on pace track to be dual-boarded in the near future.
His training as a medical professional began at Creighton University, from which he graduated cum laude as a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Policy with an additional focus in Biology. Following this, Dr. Matthew Bogard received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and gained further experience as a resident physician and later chief resident physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the prestigious University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In addition to treating patients at the Lucas County Health Center, Dr. Matthew Bogard serves rural Iowans and Nebraskans at hospitals which include Knoxville Area Community Hospital, CHI Missouri Valley, Burgess Memorial Hospital, OrthoNebraska Hospital, and IHS Winnebago Hospital.
In his free time, Dr. Bogard enjoys piloting his Piper Comanche. He also keeps active via running and bicycling.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewbogard/
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