DAYTIME EMT ORIGINAL AND REFRESHER

Basic EMT class enrollment still going for HCCC class. Classes will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 8:00am to 1:00pm and some Saturday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Class start January 22 and test on May 21, 2015. Register on line or call Bill at 315-738-8351 to enroll or to get more information.

Vital Signs Message

The Vital Signs Conference domain email address has been spoofed!!
If you receive any emails from (any name)@vitalsignsconference.com, do not open, do not click on any links, just simply delete.  Someone has basically forged our email address.

There has been “NO” compromise to our internet account or conference databases. 
Be assured that NONE of your personal information has been compromised!!

For further information regarding email spoofing and how to protect yourself, follow this link: 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH82284

EMS OFFICE HOURS

The Midstate and Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Offices will close at noon on Wednesday December 24 and re-open 8AM on Monday December 29.  The staff along with the REMSCO and REMAC wish all a happy holiday

Madison County EMS

The Madison County EMS Agencies will meet on Wednesday December 17 at 6:30 PM Bridgeport Fire Station

Herkimer County EMS

The Herkimer County EMS Agencies will meet Thursday December 18 at the Herkimer County 911 Center at 6:30PM

Oneida Co EMS Meeting

The Oneida County EMS Agencies will meet Tuesday December 16 at 6PM EMS Offices 14 Foery Drive Utica NY

Updated Protocol Apps

The updated Midstate, CNY, North Country Protocols are now available.  You will be asked to update when you go to the current app.  Midstate AEMT providers and AEMT Agencies will continue to intubate adult patients as approved at the Midstate REMAC at the October meeting

Updated Ebola Information

Updated CDC guidance dated 12/2/14 intended to clarify minimum PPE levels for EMS and other first responders/public safety personnel.From the NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

AEMT Class

Jefferson County Community College, Watertown is offering a AEMT class starting on March 3 testing in July of 2105.  The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-9PM with some Saturday sessions.  Additional Information 315 786 2244

Thankful for What?

Well that all depends on which side of the provider/ patient relationship you have found yourself this past year.  For the almost 40,000 patients, their families, and friends the answer is the system. How fortunate they were that dialing three digits would bring them a small army of trained professional EMS providers in a matter of minutes. The public doesn’t often think about us until they are having a really bad day.  Yet, as  unsung heroes, we stay ready to provide a service that our healthcare partners charge a lot more for.

For those of us on this side of the relationship we need to be thankful for our calling. How many other professionals take their responsibilities as seriously as EMS people? How many other professionals put as much time, effort, and training for little or no pay?  Being in EMS is a calling and we need to be thankful for having the ability to answer this calling.

On behalf of Midstate Program Agency have a great Thanksgiving day with your friends and family. If you’re on the schedule that day then be thankful for the sacrifice, love, and support of those friends and family.

Stay safe and God Bless.