Thank you to all our EMS providers for their hard work and dedication.
You DO make a difference!
Defensive Tactics for Offensive Situations
CPR Classes Available!
BLS for Healthcare Providers Refresher
Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver CPR AED
Please contact Mike Brisson to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 315-816-2395
Albany Med EMS Education Day - 8 CME Hours
EMS Triage and Multiple Casualty Incident Management
For complete details of this training opportunity, including times, registration/qualifications to attend, please review the attached course announcement.
To register for this course, you need to do so through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). If you have already used SLMS, please login here to register for this course: https://nyslearn.ny.gov/
If you received an email indicating that a SLMS username and account have been created for you but you have not yet used that account or if you have an account with NYS Directory Services, please use the instructions in the email and at the following link to enroll in SLMS and register for this course: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/slms/login.pdf
If you have never used SLMS and DO NOT have an account please use the instructions in the following link to create an account and register for this course: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/slms/SLMS_ExternalUserRegistration.pdf
If you have any trouble registering through the Statewide Learning Management System, please contact the SPTC at (315) 768-5689 or by email at: email@example.com
Lodging WILL be provided on the nights of April 17, 18, and 19, 2013. After you enroll in the course, you will receive an email verifying your lodging needs. After you enroll in the course, you will receive an email verifying your lodging needs. *NOTE* You are only eligible for lodging if your residence and official work station are more than 50 miles from the training center. Lodging is NOT available for Federal employees or Private Industry participants.
Please reply to this email, if you have any questions and/or suggestions about training. If you experience any difficulties registering for this course, please contact us at SPTC@dhses.ny.gov or at 315-768-5689.
For the most current list of training opportunities, periodically check our Training Calendar at http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/training/. In addition, please check out the SPTC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nysptc. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and preparedness of your community and New York State.
State Preparedness Training Center
LifeNet of NY Spring 2013 Newsletter!
“What phone do you use?” survey for protocol app.
Revised NYS DOH Policy Statement
13-03 Funding Policy
Posted 3/4/13ACLS/PALS – Potsdam, NY
* Times: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
* Times: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
New DOH Policy Statement
Contemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine Brochure
ACLS/PALS – Potsdam, NY
1.) February 13th (Wed) - PALS (Day 1) 5pm - 10pm
Cost: Initial certification $175.00/student
2.) February 19th (Tues) - ACLS (Day 1) 5pm - 9pm
Cost: Initial certification $175.00/student
All courses will be held in the Community Room of the Emergency Services Complex in Potsdam, NY
Address: 28 Leroy St.
2012 Vital Signs Safety Survey Results!
Wilderness First Aid Course
May 6-7, 2013. This 2-day course will be held at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY.
BROCHURES FOR THE FOLLOWING CONFERENCES COMING SOON!!
2nd Annual Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference
Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue squad is seeking to fill the position of a full time paramedic.
Spring Fling Brochure Now Available under Conferences Link!!!
Please make sure you’re checking your supplies routinely!
Albany Med EMS Week 2013 Activities!
Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council Conference 2013!!
MedicThink LLC and Wilderness Medical Associates present the FIRST WALS in NYS!
Wilderness Advanced Medical Life Support
Location: Paul Smith College -20 miles from Lake Placid NY
Tuition: $820 (ALS) to $972 (MD)
Housing available at Paul Smith College
Registration: http://www.wildmed.com/ Registration Closes April 19th 2013
More Information: Richard Beebe MedicThink@GMail.Com 518-428-2494The Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) is WMA International’s most advanced level course. Our 4.5 day (36-hour) course is open to certified or licensed advanced level medical practitioners involved in rescue, mass casualty, and remote outdoor environments or urban areas in disaster or crisis. This constantly-evolving course is highlighted by discussions of new and innovative ideas and the appropriate application of technologies. The learning environment is challenging, stimulating, and fun.
EMS Triage and Multiple Casualty Incident Management Course
EMS Triage and MCI Management is a new, 20-hour course intended to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and decision-making regarding the triage and pre-hospital management of relatively large numbers of casualties resulting from different types of situations. The course is comprised of classroom discussions, skill development lanes, and indoor/outdoor scenario-based activities.
NYC Area Squads Need Donations of Medical Equipment and Supplies!!
As you know, the coast of NYC and Long Island has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy; including several of our own EMS agencies. NYSVARA has issued a call for donations to help get their own EMS agencies back up and running. Contact NYSVARA for more details and if you are able to help
Please keep in mind, if you intend on donating the use of ambulances or other vehicles that fall under Part 800, there are some regulations that will have to be met before these vehicles can be placed in-service in the disaster area. NYS EMS will make every attempt to accommodate these vehicle transfers as quickly as possible, but please contact your local State EMS Representative ahead of time to discuss what will need to be done.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
background designed by PJ Hoyt