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: ​Verify 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

CPR Card Cost Increase

Attention all AHA Instructors affiliated with Faxton-St. Luke’s EMS Education:

 

Effective January 1, 2013, the cost of Healthcare Provider and all Heartsaver cards has increased from $3.00 to $5.00 per card.  If you have any questions, please call Tony Salce at 315-624-4537.

Online CME Program

As of January 2013 the Rapid Recertification Program for all ALS Providers has been temporarily suspended. In lieu of that program Midstate EMS will provide the Online CME Program once a month starting January 2013. We will be scheduling on site sign-up days starting January 6, 2013. These sign-up locations will be centralized to accommodate each county in the Midstate Region and the local agencies in that area. Being cost affective for 2013, the standard refresher classes are limited for the year. Please check your certifications’ expiration date to give yourself ample time to recertify.

As part of the sign up process you will need to make sure you and your agency are enrolled in the CME Program with the NYS DOH. Also, you must be an active provider in the Midstate Region. If you have any questions about this you can ask your CME Manager or the person in charge of the training at your department. For January’s class you must expire on or after March 2013 to be enrolled. You will also be required to attend 2 classes, the day you sign up and the ending date.

If your agency would like to host one of the sign-up days please contact Bill at 315-624-4539 to be put on our list. Each month we will try to come to different locations to give everyone the opportunity to become enrolled in the program.

Below are the January sign-up locations, dates and times. These will be open forums and you will not be required to sign up if you would like to come and get some information on the program first. We hope to see you all there!

For a preview of how the program will work click this link. http://midstateems.org/lib/MISC/For%20Providers%20Online%20CME.ppt

January 6, Camden Fire Department, 6pm

January 7, Verona Fire Department, 7pm

January 8, New Hartford Fire Department, 7pm

January 9, Old Forge Fire Department, 7pm

January 10, Greater Lenox Ambulance Service, 7pm

January 11, M.O.V.A.C., 7pm

January 12, Hamilton Fire Department, 12pm

January 13, C.O.C.V.A.C, 12pm

Acute Stroke Assessment Dec 6th, 2012

Thanksgiving

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! From the Staff at the Midstate Office!