EMS Skills Evaluator Training

Certified EMT and Advanced EMT Providers interested in working with our Education staff as a Practical Skills Exam evaluator. We have scheduled a Evaluator Program. This two hour (CME non core) training will provide you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate EMS candidates at the conclusion of thier training.

SUNDAY MARCH 3 6PM EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Register on line or call 315 738 8351

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator

Pediatric emergencies tend to be one of the most infrequent types of calls we do as EMS providers. Because of the infrequency, they are also some of the most stressful calls as well. NYS wants to improve our preparedness as pre-hospital providers for pediatric emergency calls. NYS is looking for each agency (or agencies to work together) to encourage and promote pediatric continuing education through scenario based trainings, hands-on skills evaluations and other training events.

In order to keep up to date on the possibilities out there, NYS is looking for each agency (or group of agencies) to name a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC.) If your agency (or group of agencies who decided to work together) has a person who is interested in becoming a PECC please visit the website below for more information!

http://www.nyspecc.org

LP15 Recall Notice

Please read the recall notice above if your agency uses the LifePak 15 Cardiac Monitors.

Pre-Hospital ACLS

Original American Heart Association Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) class Saturday Feb 23, 9AM.  Class will be conducted at EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive. Through a grant program we are able to provide this training for $10. Pre-Registration is required on-line or call the EMS Program at 315 738 8351.

Patient Turn-Over Documentation Requirements

In the last quarter of 2018, electronic charting software companies that service our region started adding ePCR’s to the Hospital Hub.  The Hospital Hub is a data-web portal that allows our regional hospitals to go in and extract your ePCR’s themselves instead of the agencies having to email/fax a copy to the hospital.  By the end of the first quarter of 2019 most, if not all ePCR platforms used in our region will be sending to the Hospital Hub.  This means you will simply need to complete your electronic chart and it will automatically be accessible by the hospital. No other steps will be required by your agency to assure the hospital has access to a copy. 

The Midstate REMAC Chair, Dr. DeTraglia, stated at the December 2018 REMAC meeting (and reiterated at the January 2019 REMSCO meeting) that state policy does require you to complete your PCR immediately after turning your patient over at the facility.  Unfortunately, we all experience higher than normal call volume from time to time and there may be a slight delay in the completion of that ePCR.  If that is the case, Dr. DeTraglia has stated that you are then required to leave a Midstate Drop-Sheet for that patient BEFORE you leave the facility.  So ultimately, if you cannot finish the chart before you leave you MUST leave a completed drop-sheet.  The patient cannot be turned over and the crew leave the hospital without one or the other being done.  

The Midstate Drop-Sheets can be found on the Midstate website under FORMS or by clicking on the link below: 

https://midstateems.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/FORMS//Midstate%20Drop%20Sheet.PDF

Notice from Bassett Medical Center

As of January 21, 2019, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, is no longer an Adult Level II Trauma Center.  Bassett Medical Center is a NYS designated Provisional Adult Level III Trauma Center.  Please share this with your EMS communities.

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)

A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) is an individual who is responsible for being a resource for education and training on topics such as pediatric medications, equipment and supplies. They promote pediatric specific CME opportunities within an agency or a group of agencies.

If you are interested in becoming a PECC for agency or if your agency would like to join other local agencies to work together under one PECC please click on the link below to download more information.

Infectious disease and the role of EMS

Please join us on January 31, 2019 at 19:00 hrs. for a 1 hour CME on Infectious disease and the role of EMS in Containment.  Our presenters will be Katie Mungari and Kari Shannahan from the Madison County Health Department.   Katie has an MBA in Health Care administration and is the Director of Community Health at the MCDOH.  Kari is a disease specialist at the MCDOH.

Madison County Emergency Management is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

One tap mobile 1 646 558 8656,,108726331# US (New York)

  Meeting ID: 108 726 331

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acSvHFJNHV

Sunday Basic Class Cancelled

The Sunday Basic class (Melissa Lockwood, CIC), that is held at the Midstate Training Center, has been cancelled for this Sunday, January 20, 2019. Class will resume the following Sunday, January 27th at 8:30 am.

Advanced Life Support refresher – Last Call

American Heart Association Advanced Life Support re-certification class. Tuesday January 8, 2019 14 Foery Drive Utica. register on line or call 315 738 8351

$10 registration fee payable at door