July 4 Utica Parade

The  Genesee Street entrance to St. Elizabeth Hospital will be closed to traffic on July 4 between the hours of 11Am and 1PD.  Emergency Vehicles will be able access the medical center via the Ballantyne Brae entrance.

LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator

The use of the LifeVest product is growing with patients in our community.

We will be called to patients wearing this device for a verity of conditions.

A 12 lead can  be obtained with the vest attached.

If necessary you can remove the LifeVest but be prepared to defibrillate.

The LifeVest will not shock without adequate warning (per the literature)

If you have any questions feel free to contact Zoll

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http://midstateems.org/docs/2016/zoll/

Midstate Documentation Study

Our Midstate REMAC recently mailed all agencies our Quality Assurance Project for 2015.  These need to be completed using May EMS charts.  ALL Midstate Agencies are expected to participate in this study.  Questions should be directed to Dan or Vinny at the EMS office 738-8351

Resource Position

Full time Resource position available. Qualifications include

Basic EMT, good communications skills, and the ability to multitask.

Contact Vinny@midstateems.org

Collaborative Protocols

Our REMAC is in the process of reviewing “new” ALS protocols.   These protocols are also under review in several regions and have been adopted in several other regions.  A very important requirement in this process is a review and comment period for our providers.  A link at the top of the page will take you to the draft protocol.  A second link will allow us to comment on these proposed protocols    (also at the top of the page)

Boilermaker Medical Volunteer Meetings

Boilermaker Medical Volunteer orientation meetings will be conducted on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 14 Foery Drive Utica.  These brief  (20-30 minute) meetings will review the Boilermaker Medical Plan, issue credentials and distribute volunteer shirts.  Meetings will be conducted at 10AM   1 PM and 630 PM. 

ATTENTION ALL MIDSTATE AGENCIES

The Midstate REMSCO/REMAC and Program Agency will sponsor a Stakeholder meeting Tuesday June 7, at 7PM. The meeting will be held at the Sogg’s Room at the St. Luke’s Nursing Home.  Each Midstate EMS  Agency is encouraged to have representation at this meeting. 

The agenda includes Operational, Education, Certification, Protocol updates, State EMS updates  and Quality Assurance topics.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

In observance of Memorial Day the Program Agency will be closed on Monday 5/30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

TRAUMA TEACHING DAY JUNE 3rd

Time is running out to register for the trauma teaching day June 3rd at Vernon Downs . To register or for more information contact the Trauma Office 

801-8127

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MIDSTATE CELEBRATES EMS WEEK

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Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re    CALLED TO CARE

  • The Midstate EMS System is comprised of over 120 Emergency Medical Service agencies from the Volunteer, Proprietary, Based and Municipal Sectors. Each sector of EMS serves a unique and important role in the EMS System and operates under the protocols established by the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) and Midstate Regional EMS Council.
  • Midstate has over 1400 NYS DOH certified providers including EMR – EMT – AEMT – Critical Care Technicians and Paramedics.
  • Our Region has a population of over 370,000 people and covers over 3,230 square miles.