Thank you to all our EMS providers for their hard work and dedication.
You DO make a difference!
Jim Stockman is no longer Program Agency Director, if you have any questions or concerns for the Program Agency, please contact Debbie Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mysti Putnam at email@example.com. Thank you!
Spring 2014 Courses
JEFFERSON COUNTY EMS
BASIC EMT COURSE – Wright Convention Ctr.
January 14,2014 – June 19,2014, T & R, 6p-9p
BASIC REFRESHER COURSE – Jefferson County EMS
January 27,2014 – May 15, 2014, M & W, 6p-9p
CFR COURSE - Deferiet Fire Department
January 6, 2014 – March 20,2014, 6p-9p
CFR COURSE – South Jefferson Rescue
Dates to be Determined
CERTIFIED LAB INSTRUCTOR – Wright Convention Ctr.
January 24 – 26, 2014 – Prescreen will be held January 7, 2014
You must pass pre-screen to be eligible for CLI course.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 786-3760.
Immediate opening for a Chief of Operations/Paramedic to direct a not-for-profit EMS organization in Lowville, NY. Send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com or mail to Lewis County Search and Rescue P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367 ATTN: Chief of Operations.
Gouverneur Rescue is currently seeking an ambulette driver / EMT Basic for part time work. This position is scheduled for at least 24 hours a week. The applicant must have a current NYS EMT basic card as well as NYS CDL-C with a passenger endorsement.
For more information please call (315) 287-1321 ext 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
18th LifeStar Trauma Symposium
When: Wednesday October 2, 2013
NYS Standards CME Transition Course – September 4th – 25th
Core BLS CME Weekend – October 4th and 5th
Apple Protocol App now LIVE!
Helicopter Training - Ogdensburg, NY
Android Protocol App Live Now Available!
The 2013 Protocol Book is available under Forms and Resources as well as the New ALS Equipment List.
LifeNet of NY Spring 2013 Newsletter!
“What phone do you use?” survey for protocol app.
Revised NYS DOH Policy Statement
13-03 Funding Policy
New DOH Policy Statement
Please make sure you’re checking your supplies routinely!
New NYS DOH Policy Statement 12-05
Transfers to University Hospital in Syracuse
Left Ventricular Assist Device Training and Quiz
One (1) hour of ALS CME Credit
From NYS Department of Health:
March 22, 2012
Dear Healthcare Provider:The purpose of this letter is to alert you of an emerging threat to public health associated with the use of synthetic cannabinoids, which are used often by teens and young adults to mimic the effects of marijuana. Synthetic cannabinoids are marketed as "legal" and consist of plant material coated by chemicals which mimic THC, the active principle of marijuana.
ALS Agencies and Providers
Option for PO or ODT Zofran if unable to obtain IV Zofran
North Country Regional Transport Ambulances
Reminder, please ensure a PCR is left at the receiving hospital
12-04 Advisory on Patient Care in a Moving Ambulance
New NYS DOH Policy Statements:
11-07 Required CPR Testing - http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/pdf/11-07.pdf
11-08 Epinephrine Auto-Injectors - http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/pdf/11-08.pdf
11-09 Instructor Certification - http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/pdf/11-09.pdf
12-01 Blood Glucometry and Nebulized Albuterol - http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/pdf/12-01.pdf
New NYS DOH BLS Protocol:
Updated Controlled Substance Memo
Includes pediatric doses for the use of Versed in place of Valium
*ATTENTION ALS AGENCIES*
Please be checking under the Product Recalls link to the left for all recalls now, they will not be posted here in News and Notes anymore. A new recall was just added!
*IMPORTANT PROTOCOL and POLICY STATEMENT CHANGES/UPDATES*
Please review file below for important NYS BLS Protocol changes and new Regional Policy Statements. The Policy Statements reflect the BLS Protocol changes and include ALS Protocol changes to Asystole/PEA and Acute Coronary Syndrome Protocols.
If you know someone who would like to be added to our regional email distribution list please have them send a request to email@example.com
Updated NYS DOH EMT Protocols are listed under the Protocols and Policy Statements link!
North Country EMS is pleased to announce Carthage Area Hospital as a Medical Control Facility!
Cardiac Arrest Study Results
**ATTENTION AGENCIES TRANSPORTING TO CHMC**
Please be advised that until we can widen the ambulance bay,if you come in and there is an ambulance already at the back entrance you can use the side entrance to bring the patient in. The CHMC staff will be made aware of this temporary compromise. Any questions or further concerns can be discussed with myself or Dave Ferris,Senior VP Patient Care Services. If CHMC staff are aware that there are several ambulances enroute then they have been instructed to advise you to use the side entrance if an ambulance is there or will be there when you come in based on your ETA.
*ATTENTION NORTH COUNTRY EMS FIRST RESPONDER AGENCIES *
Please completed the attached packet and send back via certified, return receipt mail to NYS DOH Bureau of EMS
PACKET MUST BE RECEIVED BY DOH NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 6th, 2011.
Until this packet is completed your agency will be ineligible for training reimbursement.
If the packet is not submitted, your agency code will be deactivated and you will not receive any training reimbursement and members will no longer be able to attend EMT courses at no cost. I have included the EMS Participation Agreement and collaborative agreements for PAD & Epinephrine auto injectors as a word document so agencies may edit as needed.
Please contact the North Country EMS Program Agency if you need assistance at 379-3977
**ATTENTION ALL AGENCIES TRANSPORTING TO CLAXTON-HEPBURN MEDICAL CENTER**
Please utilize back entrance from this time forward as this will be the permanent ER entrance after construction is complete.
Recalls are now located under new link on side panel labeled "Product Recalls"
NYS Policy Statement 11-03
Providing Medical Direction
NYS DOH Policy Statement 11-02
Continuous Quality Improvement summaries are now available for viewing under the new link titled “QA/QI” for St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties!!
Issuance of alternate documentation in place of EMT cards
AED use in moving vehicles
ATTENTION PROVIDERS TRANSPORTING PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES TO SAMARATIN HOSPITAL IN WATERTOWN
PLEASE CONTACT MEDICAL CONTROL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE ORTHOPEDIC COVERAGE
New NYS DOH Policy Statements
10-06 Recommended Pediatric Equipment for Certified EMS Response Vehicles http://www.health.ny.gov/nysdoh/ems/policy/10-06.htm
10-07 Providing Medical Direction
NYS Continuing Medical Education (Pilot) Program Changes
NYSDOH Policy Statement 10-05
SUNY Canton February CON Informational Meeting
Audio File One
Audio File Two
Audio File Three
Audio File Four
Physio-Control letter regarding use of other manufacturers therapy electrodes
New NYS Policy Statements
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FORWARDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE.
On August 3, 2009, the Court’s approval of the Settlement Agreement became final and effective. This means that Ford will now provide the Settlement’s benefits to class members. This website provides you with important information with respect to the Settlement Agreement and benefits for which you may be eligible. Please click here for a summary of the benefits. In the event of a variance between this summary and the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Settlement Agreement controls.
On this website you can do the following:
View the Important Dates and Deadlines
NYS DOH Policy Statement 09-07 Security and Safety of EMS Response Vehicles - Policy Statement [pdf]
New Online CME Credits
NYS DOH Memo in regards to the MOLST Law [ pdf ]
NYS DOH BEMS Policy Statement 2008-04 Seatbelts [ pdf ]
The North Country EMS Program Agency in conjunction with the Mid-State,
Central New York, Finger Lakes, Monroe-Livingston, and Susquehanna regions
have developed an on-line CME web site to offer you free CME hours.
Please go to www.funcmes.com to view the available trainings and follow
the instructions for your region to submit tests for credit. Please
remember to check the site for new additions as we will be routinely
adding educational programs. This program is supported by the North
Country Regional EMS Council and Committee.
PROGRAM AGENCY Newsletters
North Country Emergency Medical Services Program Agency
of Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence Counties
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