Jessamine County Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Agencies that receive the award have demonstrated compliance for each required achievement measure, and treat at least eight ST elevation myocardial infarction heart attack patients for the year. The tools and training allow Jessamine County EMS to rapidly identify severe heart attacks, promptly notify the medical center and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.
The Jessamine County Health Department will sponsor diabetes self-management training from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at 215 East Maple Street, Nicholasville. Training will be repeated at the same time on May 26. The class will explain diabetes medicines, high and low blood sugars, monitoring, foot care, long-term complications, healthy eating habits and more. The classes are offered through the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Call (859) 885-4149, Ext. 1025, to register for the class.
Singing the blues
Ronn Crowder and the Nightshades will perform a free concert at 7 p.m., Saturday at Rock Fence Park on Third Street in Nicholasville. The band specializes in classic blues, R&B and retro music. Bring your lawn chairs. The event is sponsored by Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation and Shindig Productions. For more information call (859) 885-5712.