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Midstate REMSCO

The OCTOBER meeting of the Midstate REMSCO will take place on TONIGHT October 27th at 1900 hrs.  Below is the link to the Zoom as this will be another virtual meeting.  

Midstate REMSCO Oct 27, 2020 19:00 
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Meeting ID: 967 0547 0696Passcode: 521219

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2020 Vital Signs Virtual Conference!

Next Weeks CME Offerings From the BEMS!

Vital Signs Virtual Conference 2020

**Regional Warning for Carfentanil**

Please be advised that the Overdose Response Team received a report of 3 confirmed reports of Carfentanil in local drug screenings.  Some quick facts about Carfentanil that all should be aware of;

  • Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid, is a white powdery substance that looks like it could be cocaine or heroin. Drug dealers mix it with heroin to presumably make the heroin stronger.
  • It is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
  • The drug is also used to tranquilize elephants and other large mammals.
  • This drug is so powerful it poses a significant threat to first responders and law enforcement personnel who touch it by accident. In addition, people can overdose on carfentanil quickly. Multiple doses of the anti-overdose drug Narcan may not be effective.
  • Users exposed to carfentanil can experience dizziness, clammy skin, shallow breathing, heart failure and more.

The Vital Signs Conference 2020 is Going Virtual!

Virtual Vital Signs – Day One – October 30, 2020

08:30 am – 09:00 am Welcome and Introductions
09:00 am – 10:00 am Emergency Vehicle Operations Pt1
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Safe Transport of Pediatric Patients
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Emergency Vehicle Driving Pt2
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm EMS Update
01:45 pm – 02:00 pm Break
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Take a Deep Breath – Airway
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Break
03:15 pm – 04:15 pm New 2020 AHA CPR Guidelines and COVID

Virtual Vital Signs – Day Two – October 31, 2020

08:30 am – 09:00 pm Closing Remarks
09:00 am – 10:00 am Mental Well Being
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Patient Lifting & Moving
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm The Rise of Methamphetamine and its Impact on EMS

Sign up for the WebEx Conference using the links below each date above. You must sign up for both days separately. More information on this conference is coming soon!

This Week’s Free CME Offerings from The DOH on the Vital Sign’s Academy

COVID Alert NY – the official Exposure Notification App

New York is thrilled to launch COVID Alert NY – the official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Google and Apple. Now you can use your phone in the fight against COVID-19 and get exposure alerts, without compromising your privacy or personal information.

To learn more about COVID Alert NY, visit Download the app in the Apple App Store or Google Play or follow the links below:



Resource Numbers.

The phone numbers for St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth’s have returned to use. Providers can stop using the 315-801-4358 and return to the separate numbers for the two ED’s. Thank you for your patience during this time.

St. Luke’s : 347-708-2004 and St. Elizabeth’s: 347-708-3039