There will be a Critical Care CME Class held at Kunkel Ambulance starting 2/18/13 and ending 3/18/13. Classes will be Monday’s and Thursday’s from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. To sign up click the “Classes” tab at the top of this page then search “CME Core Content Hours”. Any questions call Bill at 315-624-4539.
We will be at the Old Forge Fire Department tonight at 7pm for the Online CME Sign Up Class. Anyone in the Midstate Region is welcome to come and check it out. With the Rapid Recert Program temporarily suspended, this will be your way of recertifying without taking a complete refresher class. For more information you can contact Bill at 315-624-4539.
Tomorrow at 7pm we will be at Greater Lenox Ambulance in Canastota anyone in the nearby area is more than welcome to and check it out/sign up.
We will be at the New Hartford Fire Department tonight at 7pm for the Online CME Sign Up Class. Anyone in the Midstate Region is welcome to come and check it out. With the Rapid Recert Program temporarily suspended, this will be your way of recertifying without taking a complete refresher class. For more information you can contact Bill at 315-624-4539.
Tomorrow at 7pm we will be at the Old Forge Fire Department to offer this class to anyone in the north country.
We will be at the Verona Fire Department tonight at 7pm if any Basic, Critical Care or Paramedics would like to sign up for the online program.
We will be at the New Hartford Fire Department tomorrow night at 7pm for more sign ups.
We will be at the Camden Fire Department tonight at 6pm for anyone interested in the Online CME Program.
We will also be at the Verona Fire Department tomorrow, Monday 7th at 7pm for additional sign ups.
We will be at the Camden Fire Department this Sunday the 6th at 6pm if you are interested in learning about or signing up for the Online CME Class. This will be open to Basic EMT’s, Critical Care Techs and Paramedics. You have to have a current card and expire after March 31, 2013. Also, the agency that you practice with needs to be in the Midstate Region and enrolled in the CME Program with NYS DOH Bureau of EMS. If you have any question call Bill at 315-624-4539.
Donna Luck-Martin will be starting a Classroom CME Core Hour Class on January 9th at the Utica Fire Academy on Bleecker St. The Class will be held from Noon until 4:00pm on Wednesday’s and run until February 20th. This class will be good for anyone that expires after March 2013. Register at the “Classes” tab at the top of the page or call Bill at 315-624-4539.
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
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.