Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Our colleagues in the North Country are hosting several opportunities for Prehospital Trauma Life Support! Please see the attached dates for the upcoming classes.

Vital Signs Academy: Week of September 13

Utica College: First Responder 9/11 Commemoration Event

REMINDER: Utica College will be holding a lecture on 9/9/21 titled “Look at the Effects of 9/11”. On Saturday 9/11/21 they will be holding event’s through out the day for all First Responders.

Vital Sign Academy: Week of 9/6

CME Training Opportunity

Our friends at SUNY Upstate are putting on a FAST-ED Stroke Scale Review class on September 8th, 2021 via Zoom. There are two sessions available, one early afternoon, and one in the evening. Please visit the Midstate EMS Provider Login page for more information.

Spike Alerts

Midstate EMS in conjunction with the Oneida County Health Department and Partnership to End Addiction are reaching out in regards to the Spike Alert Pilot Program. This Pilot Program allows for first responders to register on their phone to receive Spike Alert text messages when the Oneida County Health Department releases an alert for increase trends in overdoses. The Spike Alert notification system has a First Responder component that can readily used for Provider Safety. If interested please see the flyer below to register.

Midstate Hospital Reports

Over the past few weeks, we have been meeting with the Emergency Departments to collectively work on relations between the EMS and Hospital Systems. EMS reports are a reoccurring topic that has been conveyed to Midstate EMS from the hospitals. Previously, the short report format was created for providers to relay the pertinent information to staff taking the pre-arrival report. Please see the short report policy attached below. If you have any questions please contact us here in the office. Thank you all for your continued hard work, it does not go unnoticed.

Vital Signs Academy 8/16

Midstate EMS Leave Behind Program

New CME Program Dates

Is it time to start thinking about recertification? Come take our Core Hour CME Program with Erik Merrill!

The following dates have been added to the CME Program:

10/15/2021 @ 1300

10/30/2021 @ 0900

11/7/2021 @ 1700

11/9/2021 @ 1000

12/2/2021 @ 1000

12/19/21 @ 0900

Registration can be found under the registration tab. For any questions, please contact Erik Merrill!