Madison County CQI meeting

The next Madison county meting will be held in the conference room behind Hamilton Hospital Sept 19th. The meeting starts at 18:30 with an in-service on sports injuries by the Hamilton Orthopedic Group at 19:30. Please plan on attending and bringing members from your department to enjoy this informative program. Please register at www.midstateems.org or by phone to Bill at 624 4539. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

11th Annual Regional Prayer Breakfast

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11th Annual Regional Prayer Breakfast

for Herkimer and Oneida Counties, & all of the Mohawk Valley region.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

7:30am at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro

~ Cost $15.00pp ~

The Genesis Group unites the Community to honor living and to remember deceased members of:

United States Military Law Enforcement

Emergency Responders Fire Fighters

***A Special Ceremony will commemorate the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania

For Reservations: Contact Genesis Executive Director Ray Durso, Jr.

By calling 792.7187 or via email, info@TheGenesisGroup.org

Grand Round Canceled

Grand Round Farm Medic 1st on Scene Scheduled for tonight at Little Falls Hospital has Been Canceled. A rescheduled date will be posted.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Mark your calendar for these two upcoming education events. Wed Sept 5th Little Falls Hospital will be hosting Farm Medic first on scene beginning at 18:30

The second event will be held at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton on Sept 19th 19:30 Sports Injuries and Pre Hospital Care. These educational opportunities are free and open to any interested Patient Care Provider. Bring a friend and your questions.

PCR

We now have a limited supply of PCRs Please contact the program at 738-8351

PCRs

As you probably know by now the Bureau of EMS in Albany has run out of paper PCRs.They are unable to give us a date when they will become available.  Any agency in need of paper PCRs may photocopy, print their own, or purchase them from Cooperstown Medical Transport by contacting Beth at   bmcgown@cmtems.com or by phone at 607 433-0000 x 1006. The cost is $27.50 for 250 plus shipping.

Daytime Basic Class

Daytime, Basic EMT Class starting 8/21/12 Testing 12/20/12. Class will run Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 12:30pm to 4:30pm and some Saturday’s 10:00am to 1:30pm. Register at the “Class” link above or call Bill at 315-624-4539.

PCR

We have been advised that the state does not currently have any PCR’s in stock. 

The attached link available to agencies that wish to print the NYS PCR.

http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/pcr_5/index.htm

Epinephrine Shortage

Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee
2521 Sunset Ave.
Utica NY 13512

TO: Midstate EMS ALS Agencies August 1, 2012
From: John DeTraglia MD, REMAC Chair
RE: Epinephrine Shortage

***EPINIEPHRINE 1:10,000 1 mg/ 10ml prefilled syringe:

Due to current and possible future shortages of Epinephrine 1:10,000 1mg/10ml prefilled syringes reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the following plan should be followed if your agency stock becomes low or exhausted.

Option 1: Utilizing Epinephrine 1:1,000 1mg/ml 30 ml vial
Make Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg/10 ml using
Epinephrine 1:1,000 1mg/ml 30 ml vial
 Step 1 Add 5 mg (5ml) Epinephrine 1:1,000 into a 50 ml bag of NS
 Step 2 Draw up 10 ml from the NS bag (that has been mixed with the 5 mg of Epinephrine 1:1,000) into a 10 cc syringe.
 Administer to patient
 After the 50 ml NS bag is mixed with the Epinephrine 1:1,000, you will have 5 doses of Epinephrine 1:10,000 available
 The actual concentration will be approximately 0.9 mg. The negligible difference is felt to be acceptable in this setting.
 Should personnel and resources be available, then certainly 5 mL of normal saline can be withdrawn from the 50 ml bag prior to instilling 5 mg (5mL) of Epinephrine 1:1000. This will result in a concentration of 1 mg.

Option 2: Utilizing Epinephrine 1:1,000 1 mg/ml ampule
Make Epinephrine 1:10,000 1mg/10ml using Epinephrine 1:1,000 1mg/ml ampule
 Step 1 Expel 1 ml of normal saline from a pre-filled syringe and instill 1 mg (1mL) of Epinephrine 1:1,000
EITHER OF THESE TWO ADDITIONAL OPTIONS IS ACCEPTABLE. REMEMBER TO DISCARD ANY UNUSED DOSES OF EPINEHRINE AFTER EACH PATIENT. THESE EXTRA STEPS AND ADDITOINAL AVENUES INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR ERRORS, ADDITONAL VIGILANCE WILL BE NECESSARY.

***Ondansetron (Zofran) 4mg/2ml vials:
Shortages have been reported and the Midstate REMAC approved the use of Ondansetron 4 mg Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) if necessary.

Bath Salts Education

Speaker: T. Michele Caliva, RN CSPI

Upstate New York Poison Center

August 7, 2012

Times: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Location: Community Memorial Hospital Atrium

Target Audience: Emergency Department Staff, ICU staff, EMS providers

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