Madison County Emergency Management’s Zoom Meeting December 19, 2018

The topic for this month’s Zoom is PTSD in EMS – Awareness, recognition and action.  It will be presented by Shawna O’Brien, Senior Staff Social Worker, from the Madison County Mental Health Department.  The presentation will start at 19:00 hrs. on December 19, 2018.

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

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December Newsletter

Faxton St. Luke’s EMS Program Agency Midstate REMSCO


As the year ends and we begin 2019 this is a good time to check your expiration dates.  Every week we get calls from Agencies and Providers that are about to expire or have expired certifications asking what can be done?  Agency Directors check your ALSFR and Ambulance certificates, is it due soon?  Agency CME Officers check your member files, do you have current CPR and Certifications for all your providers?

NYS Critical Care to Paramedic Bridge

Nothing new to report on this, awaiting notification from Bureau of EMS, registration is expected in Jan with the program to kick off in February.

Advanced Standing (CC to Paramedic) Class

We are pleased to announce a return of the popular Critical Care to Paramedic class.  Joe Taylor and Tony Salce will start this on June 6 at the EMS Training Center on Mondays and Thursday evenings.  This program is scheduled to complete in March.  Registration is now open on-line.

2nd Semester Requirements

We are completing the 2nd semester of 2018 Providers are reminded to complete the Midstate regional   skills and continuing education requirements. Agency CME managers are reminded to update your Agencies on-line primary members

EMSCharts Agencies

emsCharts is working with the Bureau of EMS to work out a few “bugs” in the translon from NEMSI II to NEMIS III. This is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks and these agencies will move to the NEMSIS III platform.

December EMS Events 

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR        Dec 3 and 17       6PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA PALS Refresher                          Dec 4                     8AM                       EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

AHA ACLS Original                             Dec 11 and 12     8AM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Practical Skills Evaluator                   Dec 13                  6PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica

Midstate REMAC                                Dec 18                   7PM                        EMS Training Center 14 Foery Drive Utica


CC / Paramedic Classroom CME LAST CALL

Critical Care / Paramedic CME Classroom (not on-line) starting Monday December 3 at AmCare Ambulance, in Rome.  The class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 630PM. The program will conclude on February 7. Register on line or call 315 738 8351

REMSCO Meeting Cancelled

Tonights Midstate REMSCO meeting has been cancelled

FSL Practical Skills Evaluator

Couldn’t make the class right before Thanksgiving?  We are having another for you!

Wednesday Dec 13 at the EMS Training Center start time 6 pm

Learn how to be an Evaluator at a Practical Skills Exam.  You will receive non core CME credits.

Register on line

Last Call Stroke Care Presentation only few seats left!

Thursday November 29th, 14 Foery Drive (EMS Training Center) 6PM Dr. Brehaut and Interventional Neurologist will demonstrate FAST-ED assesment and discuss stoke case presentations register on-line at

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

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 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

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