Amy E. Edwards of Dublin has been named First Aid Director of the Ohio State Fair. She has been a vital part of the Ohio State Fair’s First Aid Center staff since 2014. The Fair’s First Aid Center provides care to nearly 50 patients each day of the Fair, offering a safe and healthy environment with certified and trained personnel to provide quick and effective first aid for non-emergency care. In addition, the Fair’s emergency medical professionals respond to urgent medical concerns on the grounds of the Fair and assist in stabilizing patients and transporting them to ambulances for medical transport.
Edwards, a native of Cable, Ohio in Champaign County, is deeply entrenched in the medical field. She quickly started her early career as an EMS dispatcher, working her way through nursing school at Wright State University while employed full-time. After graduating with honors in 2007, Amy took a full-time job at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, then became a flight nurse at CareFlight Air and Mobile in Dayton. Today, Edwards provides critical care as a member of the emergency response team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Next month, she will graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a Master’s of Science degree in nursing with a specialty as family nurse practitioner. For the past six years, Edwards has proudly served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.
Edwards is a nationally-registered EMT-Paramedic and is a certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, and is also certified in BLS, ACLS, ITLS, PALS, NRP and the NIH Stroke Scale Assessment. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.
Edwards remains active in her community by volunteering with Honor Flight Columbus and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In August 2015, Amy participated as a 25-mile rider in the Pelotonia race to end cancer. In the 2016 race season, she plans to participate as a 100-mile rider.