Putnam County Hospital ground workers will now be taking a course in first aid.
The hospital board approved this training to keep workers from using the emergency room for minor cuts.
This will allow workman's compensation to be cut saving the hospital an undisclosed amount.
The workers would triage themselves for minor things that would normally be taken care of by a first aid kit.
In other business:
* The website template has been created and sent to three companies to get a quote. Thus far, only one company has returned with a quote of around $9,000.
* The Indiana State Board of Accounts is on-site for 4-6 weeks for an annual audit.
* Six new residential nurses have started their clinicals.
The Putnam County Hospital Board meets regularly the third Wednesday of each month at Putnam County Hospital at 1 p.m.