Daytime EMT Class

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Education CIC  Erik Merrill, has announced a  DAYTIME Basic Original and Refresher class at Herkimer County Community College. The class will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8AM-1230PM, this program will include occasional Saturday sessions and starts January 24, 2019 with the state certification exam on Thursday May 16, 2019.  Register on line or call 315 738 8351.

Faxton St. Luke’s Practical Skills Exam Evaluator Course:

For all levels of EMS Provider  Ever wondered how you could become part of the EMS Education team?

This is a way to be part of the process.   Evaluating student candidates at our Practical Skills Exams.

EMS Education is holding 2 classes for PSE Evaluators. You only need to attend one to become a Faxton St. Luke’s EMS skills evaluator,

Sunday November 18 at noon                    or                        Wednesday November 21 at 6:30 pm

You only need to attend one to become a Faxton St. Luke’s EMS skills evaluator,

Go to the classes page to register.  Join the team.

Midstate Minute – November

  

 

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Program Agency                                  Midstate REMSCO  

 Opioid Overdose Program

The opioid crisis continues to soar, as the front line in this on-going situation EMS is monitoring pre-hospital overdose treatment. Resource is tracking regional overdose care, during your hospital report be indicating to Resource “this is / maybe an opioid overdose” so that we can capture all the data.

Patient refusals/sign offs after administration of Narcan should also be reported to Resource

 ‘Tis The Season

Flu season has begun.  Please remember to wash your hands frequently and if possible, get yourself a flu shot.  It’s predicted to be another bad flu season, protect yourself!!  Also, as the weather cools, remember to keep a few extra blankets available in your ambulance.  We may be dressed in layers, but our patients frequently are not.

Stroke Training

Thursday November 29, 2018 6PM at the EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica.  Drs. Brehaut and Reddy will present case studies, discuss and demonstrate the FAST ED stroke assessment scale.  1.5 hours of non-core CME will be available to participating providers.  Register at remsco@midstateems.org

NYS Critical Care to Paramedic Bridge

NYS Bureau of EMS has announced registration for this program will begin January 2019 the program is scheduled to start in February 2019 and should be 14 months to complete.  The cost on the program is $1500 more details as soon as we get them.

 Practical Skills Exam Evaluator Class

Faxton St. Luke’s Education has developed a new Practical Skills Exam evaluator class.  This program will provide you with the background material and process to evaluate EMS students during the Practical Exam.  The program will be offered on two different days (attendance is only required at one) Sunday November 18 at noon or Wednesday November 21 at 6:30. Register on the midstateems.org web site under education / class registration.

Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator

The NYS Bureau of EMS and EMS for Children plan to establish a state team to implement a “Pediatric Prepared” program that will include: development of pediatric protocols, promote pediatric continuing education opportunities, ensure availability of pediatric medication supplies and equipment, and oversee research and process improvement programs.

 November EMS Events

 AHA Healthcare Provider CPR        Nov 6 and 20       6PM                       EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA PALS Original                              Nov 13, 14            8AM                       EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA ACLS Refresher                          Nov 15                   8AM                       EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Madison Co EMS Directors                Nov 14                   7PM                       Wampsville EOC

Faxton St Luke’s Evaluator Class     Nov 18                   noon                      EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Faxton St Luke’s Evaluator Class    Nov 21                   630PM                   EMS Office 14 Foery Drive Utica

Stroke Education                                Nov 29                   630PM                   EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Luke’s Stroke Service is offering an educational opportunity to all levels of EMS providers.

When and Where: Thursday, November 29th from 6pm til 7:30pm at the Midstate Training Center

Topics: Case Presentations and a live demonstration of the new pre-hospital assessment of FAST-ED

1.5 hours of non-core CME hours will be available for this event.

Please see the flier below for more information!

EMS Stroke Education Event

 

Practical Skills Exam Evaluator Class

Faxton St. Luke’s Practical Skills Exam Evaluator Course:

For all levels of EMS Providers

Ever wondered how you could become part of the EMS Education team?

This is a way to be part of the process.   Evaluating student candidates at our Practical Skills Exams.

EMS Education is holding 2 classes for PSE Evaluators.

Sunday November 18 at noon

Wednesday November 21 at 6:30 pm

You only need to attend one to become a Faxton St. Luke’s EMS skills evaluator,

Go to the classes page to register.  Join the team.

Air Medical Ground School

On Thursday, October 18,2018 at 7pm,  there will be a Helicopter Safety and Ground School by Mercy Flight Central at the Madison County Battalion 3 meeting in Georgetown.  All ambulance services and interested parties are welcome to attend.  Please consider attending this important safety discussion and training.

LIFEVEST LECTURE

The North Chittenango Fire Department,  1699 Fyler Rd Chittenango, will host this continuing education program (non core) on Wednesday November 7 at 1900 at the firehouse.  Brett Luce from Lifevest will present on this out of hospital device.  To register call / leave a message 315 687 6529

Midstate Minute Update October 2018

                                                                                                                                                             

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Program Agency                       Midstate REMSCO

WELCOME

To keep Midstate EMS Providers and Agencies informed the Program Agency and REMSCO will publish this single page “Midstate Minute Update” the first of each month.  It is intended to provide Midstate EMS Providers with useful accurate and up to date EMS State Regional and Educational information.

NYS Critical Care to Paramedic Bridge

NYS Bureau of EMS announced the long-awaited on-line bridge from Critical Care to Paramedic would start accepting applications in January of 2019.  The program sponsor Northwell Health announced the program tuition is expected to be $1500, the one-year program will be broken down into 6 modules that are intended to cover “gap material only” between the critical care and paramedic programs.  All participants will use national standard fisdap module exams and at the completion, will complete the NYS Paramedic Practical Skills and Written Examination.  Skills (5 additional skills) and Practical exams will be available at participating and approved NYS Course Sponsors.  Follow the midstaeems.org website for additional information

American Heart Association completion cards

The American Heart Association has moved to electronic completion cards for American Heart Association Heart saver, Healthcare Provider CPR, Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS and Advanced Life Support ACLS programs.  The transition from paper to electronic will allow students to download and print a “paper card” after completion.  A email address is required at the time of class registration.

CME Program update

The Bureau announced that a revision to the New York State Continuing Education Program at Vital Signs last year.  The program is expected to more closely in line with National Standards for re-certification.  Last week we received word that the update is nearly complete, and we should look for updated requirements in the next month.  In the meantime, providers should continue using and complete the appropriate level state paperwork. 

Raymond Thielke

Midstate REMSCO member Paramedic Ray Thielke passed away after a long illness on September 1.  Ray had been a long-time active member of Greater Lenox Ambulance, Instructor Coordinator, Bureau of EMS Senior Staff Representative and a talented musician as well as a former New York City Paramedic.  Our region and state will miss Ray and offer sincere condolences to this family and friends.

REMSCO Meetings

Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Services Council meetings are held 7 PM the fourth Tuesday of each month at 14 Foery Drive in Utica.  Regional members represent Madison, Oneida and Herkimer counties and are open to the public.   Meetings are recorded and are also available on the midstateems.org web site.

Electronic EMS Charting

Midstate currently has 24 EMS agencies using electronic charting these agencies make up 70% of hospital patient transports.  During 2018 the Department of Health has required all electronic platforms to meet a “new” standard NEMSIS III, these new standards provide agencies, regions and the department of health with up-to-date current data.  Agencies are moving to this new platform vendor by vendor and should be complete by the end of this year.  A “hospital hub” will be available soon and will allow hospitals access to all patient charts transported to their facility.  Meetings between the region-state- and hospitals are ongoing. More information to follow.

Central Line Access

From the Regional Medical Director, access to central lines should be limited to patients in extremis (in need of immediate critical interventions).  Dialysis fistulas should NEVER be accessed.  

Critical Care Paramedic Classroom CME Program

We are please to announced that we coaxed Joe Taylor to come out of retirement and conduct a Critical Care Tech and Paramedic classroom CME Core content program.  The CME program will be conducted at AmCare Ambulance starting on Monday 12/03/2018-Monday 02/07/2019.  Joe has been busy preparing for this and will be presenting all new, up to date and exciting material.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to take part in what will be a fun learning experience. Register on line or call 315 738 8351

Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Campaign for Quality

Friday October 12, Hamilton College

This free educational event is open to healthcare workers and anyone concerned about his or her health. The conference offers nine presenters in total including topics on:  palliative care, robotics, and American College of Surgeons, team training, high reliability and accountability.  Register on-line at https://mvhealthsystem.org/cfq