Seasons Greetings

All

Well another year has almost passed us by. I believe we, as a region, have held up well considering the challenges 2012 has presented. 2013 promises to be an exciting and challenging year for EMS. We will be rolling out the new, eleven county, three region ALS protocols. We will be working with our instructors to implement the new education standards and working with our Intermediate Agencies to transition to the new level of care. Soon the Program Agency and Education Department will be moving to new offices. (Available strong backs are welcome!) The hospitals will continue to struggle with budgets and staffing. As a Profession EMS will need to continue recruitment and retention efforts.

As your Program Agency we are confident Midstate will rise to these challenges. We believe these opportunities will allow Midstate to shine as a model for our state.

From all of us here at Midstate EMS we wish you a heartfelt happy and healthy holiday.

Stay well, be safe and God Bless.

Stryker Stretcher Recall

Problem: FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) states that the above ambulance cot fastener system may have been built with a load switch slide that does not meet specifications, potentially resulting in suboptimal lifting ability of the cot arms. FDA’s CDRH also states that the manufacturer initiated a correction by Urgent Medical Device Correction letter on November 30, 2012. The manufacturer has not confirmed the information provided in the source material.

Stretchers, Mobile, Ambulance [16630];

For Further Information:
Stryker
Tel.: (269) 389-6927 or (269) 389-6954

Midstate REMAC Meeting

Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee Meeting (REMAC) will meet tommorow evening December 18, 2012 at 7 PM at the Midstate EMS Offices 2521 Susnet Ave.

EMS Office Holiday Hours

The Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Programs and Midstate EMS Offices will be closing at noon on Monday December 24, the offices will be closed on Christamas Day and reopen at 8 AM Wednesday Decemer 26. Happy Holidays and Merry Christamas to all from the EMS and Midstate EMS Staff.

FDA Recall

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm330305.htm

If your agency uses the Glide Scope see link above for important recall information

Winter-Spring Semester Registration

Time is running out for our Winter-Spring semester sign up!  Registration deadline is December 20, 2012 for our classes that will start in January of 2013.  Payment arrangements are available through our Registrars Office.  For more information, call Bill Perry at 624-4539.

Defensive Driving

Save up to 10% or reduce up to 4 points on your driving record. Saturday December 29 9AM – 3:30PM. Register on line at midstateems.org or call Bill at 624-4539. Cost $35

Product recall King Tube

Action Needed: ‚ÄčVerify that you have received the October 31, 2012, Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter and response form from King Systems. Identify, isolate, and destroy any affected product in your inventory. Complete the response form, and return it to King Systems using the instructions on the form.
For Further Information:
King Systems customer service department
Tel.: (800) 642-5464
Website: Click here

Basic EMT BOOKS

Books will be available thru Emergency Medical Supply located at

81 Clinton Road, New Hartford, NY  between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Mon-Friday.

or, a representative from Emergency Medical Supply will also be available in your

classroom on the first day of class with required books and supplies you will need.

Cost of the books will be $160.00.  Cash or Check only PHONE: 315-724-2420

Book Title: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT in Action 2nd Edition)

Published by: McGraw-Hill

Author: Barbara Aehlert

PHONE: 315-724-2420

Defensive Driving Course

Save up to 10% on your automobile insurance and /or 4 point reduction on your driving record. The class will be Saturday Dec 29, 9AM till 3:30PM the cost will be $35. Register at www.midstateems.org or call Bill at 624-4539