Emergency Medical Technician Original / Refresher

Starting Sunday January 5 this program is hosted by the North Chittenango Fire Department. Classes will be noon to 5 with Instructor Leslie Myers. This class is scheduled to end June 18, 2020. Register on line or call 315 738 8351

BLS Protocol Update and Implementation

All NYS certified EMS Providers, CFR, EMT, AEMT, CC, Paramedic, must complete the required BLS Update by December 31, 2019. From the Department of Health directive, Agency leaders are then required to notify the region (remsco@midstateems.org) to confirm your transition to the 2019 protocols.

Midstate Agencies, Your Help Is Needed!

EMS Agency Leadership:

New York State has begun the review process in preparation for the evaluation, design, development, testing and implementation of the 2020 01 Schematron Update.   The planned date of the Schematron update has not been confirmed and will be announced in the future when that determination is established.

New York State is surveying software vendors, emergency medical technicians (at all levels), EMS agency leadership and regional EMS Program Agencies for their feedback with suggestions for improvement of the validation rules as we move in to calendar year 2020.  Your input in this process is helpful and instrumental to the success of the update process:

Please keep in mind:

  • The NYS Schematron Update will be completed in 2020 after a comprehensive review and decision making process
  • The NYS Transition Team consists of representatives from the regional EMS Program Agencies, the NYS DOH BEMSATS Data Unit, EMS Agencies and EMS care providers
  • The Proposed changes will be reviewed by a team of 18 EMTs (across all levels) representing the 18 Regions of New York State
  • The Proposed changes will be reviewed by the Software Vendors for any development and implementation concerns
  • NYS DOH BEMSATS and Regional Program Agencies will be developing Training Materials to prepare the entire EMS system in NYS for 2020 01.
  • The entire NYS EMS System will make the transition in a coordinated fashion at one selected date and time 

At this time, we are asking EMS Agencies to complete the following survey:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/change-request-solicitation-ems- to provide the transition team with not only concerns but also proposals for revision of validation rules and a supporting rationale where this change will improve documentation for the EMS agencies and EMTs in New York state.

Your replies are due by the close of business on Friday, 13 December 2019.

Remember, only one concern with each completed form and that multiple forms may be completed by each EMS Agency.  Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Thank you for your support of the EMS System in New York State.

Peter

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT NYS DOH BEMSAT

REMINDER

The deadlines are quickly approaching!

All certified EMS Providers (CFR, EMT, AEMT, CC and Paramedic) are required to complete the NYS BLS Protocol Update no later than 12/31/2019. Please log on to the Vital Signs Academy @ https://collabornation.net/nyems

All certified ALS Providers (AEMT, CC and Paramedic) are required to complete the Collaborative ALS Protocol Update no later than 12/31/2019. Please log into your account @ http://midstate.cnyems.org

Class Cancellation

Paramedic class scheduled for Foery Drive tonight Monday December 2 has been cancelled,

PEDS Assessment and Evaluations Class

Non core CME hours

PEDS Assessment, Evaluation and much more!!

6pm, December 11, 2019 at the Midstate EMS Training Center

Register for this class under class list, Non core hours

presented by Kim Rubin

2019 Chest Pain QI Study

The 2019, retrospective Quality Improvement Study is underway. Every Midstate agency, transporting and non-transporting, has been asked to participate. Please return the data sheet to the Midstate Offices no later than December 15th via email, fax, mail or personal drop-off. A copy of the study was mailed to each agency as well as added as link above (click on “REMAC/REMSCO” and it’s the first one listed on the dropdown,) or click on the link below:

https://midstateems.org/docs/2019/2019-CP-CQI-Study.pdf

Hat’s Off to Vineall Ambulance

Thank you Vineall Ambulance for being MidState’s first agency to join the NYS PECC program! A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) is an individual/individuals who are responsible for coordinating pediatric-specific activities/trainings to improve how we handle and transport our youngest patients. The PECC may be a member of your agency, or work at a county or region level and serve more than one agency. We encouraged every agency who had representation at the Stakeholders Meetings last week either individually or as groups of agencies, to participate in the PECC Program.

If your agency, or a group of agencies in your area, are interested in participating in this program please visit the NYS PECC website at :

http://www.nyspecc.org

Emergency Medical Technician Original / Refresher

Sunday Morning class. starting January 5 (refresher January 4 – paperwork and written challenge exam) 8:30 AM – 1 PM. State Certification exam May 12. Register on-line midstateems.org or call 315 738 8351

Stakeholder Meetings

ALL Midstate Agencies

Tonight November 13, 7 PM Midstate EMS Offices 14 Foery Drive Utica

Tomorrow November 14, 7 PM Kuyahoora Ambulance Poland NY

Sunday November 17 9 AM Midstate EMS Offices 14 Foery Drive Utica