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EMSI will be closed Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29.
Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Grant Program
Health Resources & Services Administration — Department of Health and Human Services
This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. The purpose of this program is to support rural integrated health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network.
Go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=243713 for more information.
This is a competitive grant the CFDA is 93.912. Total program funding is $4.5M and the award ceiling is $300K.The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013.
Please be advised that this message is for informational purposes only. You are free to share it but EMSI is not able to provide technical advice or guidance in this regard.
The Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project and Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS are partnering to sponsor a statewide high-performance CPR video contest. In light of the recent cardiac arrest protocol update (effective July 2013), this contest will be a positive and creative opportunity for EMS agencies across the state to practice and perfect pit crew CPR and maintain an ongoing commitment to improving SCA response. This video contest will launch in January 2014.
Check out the newsletter from the EMSI Regional Safety Committee here
The Bureau of EMS has released EMS Information Bulletin 2013-008, Use of Expired Medications. EMS Agency medical directors can apply for a waiver to use certain expired medications with very detailed and limited restrictions. The bulletin can be accessed below. Questions on this waiver must be addressed to Joseph Ponko in the EMSI office.
The following documents were recently published in the PA Bulletin
You can access these documents below or by clicking the corresponding link on our home page at www.emsi.org
The PA Department of Transportation has announced the Yellow Dot program. Participants fill out the program form with their emergency contact, medical contacts and medical information, insert it in the program's folder and then place it in their vehicle's glove compartment. A sticker alerts emergency responders to check a vehicle's glove compartment for the folder. Yellow Dot materials are available at EMSI. More information is available at http://www.yellowdot.pa.gov/
On October 1, 2013, Level II Trauma Center Accreditation status was granted to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA. Practitioners should review protocols 180 and 190 to determine patient criteria and transport decision making.
EMSI Instructor Professional Development course is scheduled for April 11-12, 2014 for all certified EMS instructors. Pre-registration is required. Contact Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412/494-5574 for more details or see the flyer below.
Please review--Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The purpose of this guide is to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system responders and their organizations with a practical resource to infection recognition and prevention in the EMS environment. This guide contains current information, recommendations, regulations, resources, program examples, and forms to utilize in the EMS setting.
The Violence Against EMS Provider Reporting Tool developed by the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS in cooperation with the National EMS Management Management Association (NEMSMA). This tool has been created for EMS practitioners to anonymously share violence against EMS provider information by answering a series of questions in an online format. The data collected will be analyzed and possibly used in the development of EMS policies and procedures, as well as for the purpose of training, educating and preventing similar events from occurring in the future.
EMS Information Bulletin 2013-007 on PCR Submission has been released. As of June 1, 2013, EMS Agencies not submitting PCR data as required in regulations wiill be in violation of EMS System Act and disciplinary action will be considered. The information bulletin from the Bureau of EMS can be accessed here.
JEMS readers - additional information on the Safety Shows Seat Belt Covers can be found here.
|2013 Protocol and High Performance CPR Update 4.26.13.pdf||05/10/13 11:37 am||511.2 KB|
|Moulage Flyer FINAL.pdf||06/13/13 2:37 pm||327.32 KB|
|2013 Approved Drugs for ALS Services.pdf||06/13/13 2:37 pm||86.2 KB|
|2013 EMSOF Priorities.pdf||06/13/13 2:37 pm||141.86 KB|
|2013 Scope of Practice.pdf||06/13/13 2:37 pm||187.69 KB|
|IPDflyer1314.pdf||07/08/13 11:24 am||143.73 KB|
|July12013BLSExpired.pdf||07/10/13 11:16 am||2.51 MB|
|EMSIB-2013-008.pdf||08/01/13 9:02 am||2.52 MB|
|EMSIsafetysession.pdf||09/24/13 11:37 am||47.5 KB|
|EMSIAnnualMeet2013.pdf||09/24/13 11:38 am||28.13 KB|
|Expired BLS Providers 10022013.pdf||10/02/13 4:11 pm||2.51 MB|
|Video Contest Flyer.pdf||10/17/13 8:53 am||287.49 KB|
|102913 Expired October BLS.pdf||10/29/13 10:35 am||2.51 MB|