Latest in Burn Care

Whats new in assessment, and treatment of Burns. Join us on Wednesday September 4, to hear from the Clark Burn Center (SUNY) Burn Program Manager, Tamera Roberts RN, BSN as she shares what’s changed and what is the latest in both pre-hospital and Burn Unit care. Starting a 6PM at the Midstate EMS Training Center 14 Forey Drive. Register on line,

3 non core CME hours

Penumbra Dinner Thursday August 1, 2019

Thursday August 1, 2019
Reception: 6:00 PM Dinner 6:15PM

Please join us for a light dinner and discussion on Technical Success
and Clinical Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke Treatment



Midstate EMS would like to send out a HUGE thank you to all of the Medical Volunteers who helped out with this year’s Boilermaker Road Race! With over 225 medical volunteers manning the aid stations, medical tents, ambulances, UTV’s and bike teams we are the largest group of volunteers for the race. Everyone who came out to help is greatly appreciated! We had several new agencies (Frankfort Center FD and Waterville FD to name a few) who joined our long standing, tried-and-true agencies who return year after year. 2019’s race stand-by was a success and we can’t wait to work with all of you again next year!

Road Closures

On the morning of Sunday, July 14, 2019, there will be several road closures for the Boilermaker Road Race. Most road closings will begin between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Roads should re-open after 11 a.m. on Sunday. Alternate routes must be used to access both the St. Luke’s and Faxton Campuses.

The St. Luke’s Campus will only be accessible via the Burrstone Road – Eastbound entrance. There will be no access through Champlin Avenue.

4th of July Traffic Alert

The City of Utica is hosting a 4th of July Parade this Thursday, July 4th, 2019. The parade will affect all emergency traffic around St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. The parade starts in front of Our Lady of Lourdes on Genesee Street and ends at the Rec Center on the Parkway. Therefore Genesee Street to the Parkway and the Parkway to the Rec Center will not be accessible from 10am until 1pm. Also, access to St Elizabeth’s can only be made off of Ballantyne Brae (which can be accessed from Oneida Street) during the same time frame. There will be also be a UPD Officer stationed at Amy and Genesee Street in case of extreme emergency to allow for access from Amy, across Genesee, to Ballantyne Brae.

Oriskany Falls – Basic EMT Original and Refresher

Last call for Oriskany Falls Fire Dept. Basic Original and Refresher Program. Instructor Erik Merrill starting July 8 certification6 exam November 21, 6-10PM Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register on-line or call 315 738 8351

3rd Annual Mercy Flight Fall EMS Education Day

CME Opportunity from Mercy Flight Central

Coverdell Grant – One year free Image trend EMS charting software

Midstate EMS Agencies

As part of the Coverdell Grant that Central New York EMS received, we are offering our agencies one FREE year utilizing the ImageTrend Elite™ software* on the Central Elite site. The free year begins July 1st, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020, regardless of your agency’s start date.

If your agency would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Dan Broedel at 315‐738-8351 or

You must submit an order via the electronic enrollment form to receive the free first year. The free year begins July 1st, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020, regardless of your agency’s start date.

Zoll Electrodes

[High Priority ] – A32793 : ZOLL—Pro-padz Liquid Gel Radiolucent Electrodes Used with ZOLL R, M, E, and X Series Defibrillators: May Prevent

Delivery of Defibrillation or Pacing Therapy

[High Priority ] – A32793 : ZOLL—Pro-padz Liquid Gel Radiolucent Electrodes Used with ZOLL R, M,

E, and X Series Defibrillators: May Prevent Delivery of Defibrillation or Pacing Therapy

Medical Device Ongoing Action

Published: Monday, June 3, 2019 Last Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

UMDNS Terms:

  • Electrodes, Cardiac, External Defibrillator [15033]
  • Defibrillator/Cardioverters  [18502] Product Identifier:

[Capital Equipment, Consumable]

Product ZOLL Medical Corp Part No. Lot No.
Pro-padz Liquid Gel Radiolucent Electrodes used with R, M, E, and X Series Defibrillators 8900-2105-01, 8900-2106-01 1719, 1719A, 1819

Geographic Regions: Canada, France,  Germany, Italy,  U.S.

Manufacturer(s): ZOLL Medical Corp269 Mill Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105, United States

Suggested Distribution: Cardiology/Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Clinical/Biomedical Engineering, Critical Care, Emergency/Outpatient Services, Nursing, OR/Surgery, EMS/Transport, Materials Management


In a May 28, 2019, Urgent Device Correction letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, ZOLL states that the above electrodes used with

ZOLL R Series, M Series, E Series, and X Series defibrillators may have been assembled incorrectly, potentially causing the defibrillators to display a “Check Pads” or “Pads Off” message and prevent the defibrillator from delivering therapy. ZOLL also states that there is no visual indication to the user on the electrodes that the product is not assembled correctly.

Action Needed:

Identify, isolate, and discontinue use of any affected product in your inventory. If you have affected product, verify that you have received the May 28, 2019, Urgent Device Correction letter and Response Form from ZOLL. Complete the Response Form, and return it to ZOLL. A ZOLL representative will contact your facility to coordinate the return and replacement of affected electrodes. Notify all relevant personnel at your facility of the information in the letter.

For Further Information:

ZOLL technical support department

Tel.: (800) 348-9011 or (978) 421-9460 Website: Click here


  • This alert is a living document and may be updated when ECRI Institute receives additional information.


  • 2019 Jun 3. Member Hospital. May 28, 2019, ZOLL letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital Download ● 2019 Jun 3. Manufacturer. The manufacturer has confirmed the information provided in the source material.
  • 2019 Jun 5. BfArM (Germany). 07397/19 Download
  • 2019 Jun 5. BfArM (Germany). (includes reply form) Download

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