Emergency Pediatric Care CME Opportunity

Vital Signs Academy 9/27

A Message From the NYS DOH

FAST ED Announcement

Midstate EMS is please to announce that in partnership with MVHS- Faxton St. Luke’s Stroke program, the FAST ED Stroke Scale will be implemented into the region. After last night’s REMAC meeting, the REMAC Physicians voted after a presentation by the Stroke Program. Over the next few month’s, we will be implementing this into our CME Program, EMT classes, Paramedic Program, as well as rolling out education.

NYS EMS Awards

Please see the following regarding NYS EMS Awards:

NYS EMS Council Awards


New York State EMS Innovation Awards

Progressive ideas and forwarding thinking agencies have inspired change that has created system sustainability, recruitment, retention, alternative education models and so much more.  EMS Agencies, REMSCOs, REMACs, Program Agencies and Course Sponsors over the past year have been implementing innovation throughout New York State achieving positive results and advancing the field of Emergency Medical Services. If you are an agency or know an agency that has solved a problem/gap using innovation, consider self-nomination or nomination of an agency to be one of the EMS Innovation Award recipients.

Innovation Award Categories:

  1. Organizational Change Innovations: Innovations in system designs, agency sustainability, and facilitating organizational change.
  2. Clinical Delivery Innovations: Innovations in clinical practices that are leading to positive patient outcomes and/or positive patient experiences.
  3. Recruitment and Retention Innovations: Innovations in recruitment, onboarding, longevity, staff experience and/or staff satisfaction leading to gaining and retaining staff.
  4. Educational Innovations: Innovations in education delivery models, student experience and/or community involvement.

To submit a nomination, please electronically submit your application to Valerie.ozga@health.ny.gov

Here is the link for the Innovation Awards: 


Eligibility: Must be a New York State EMS agency, that includes but is not limited to, an ambulance service, ALS-FR, BLS-FR, REMSCO, REMAC, Program Agency and/or Course Sponsor.  All innovation submissions must be in compliance with New York State Public Health Law Article 30 and Title 10 of the New York Code Rules and Regulations.  Any submission that does not meet this criteria will be ineligible.

CME Manual and Recertification Packets

Please review the new CME Manual and Recertification Packets. After several meetings with the NYS Department of Health, it has been reported that they are receiving a lot of recertification packets that are either incomplete or are completed with pieces of the old packet and this current packet. Please see the following link regarding the updated CME manual and recertification packet.


New York Mobile Integrated Health Conference

On September 17th, a virtual conference did bring held for mobile integrated health care and community paramedicine.

Mercy Flight Central EMS Training Day

Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Our colleagues in the North Country are hosting several opportunities for Prehospital Trauma Life Support! Please see the attached dates for the upcoming classes.

Vital Signs Academy: Week of September 13