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EMSI Main: 412-242-7322 EMSI FAX: 412-787-2340
1002 Church Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
The Bureau of EMS has released an EMS Information Bulletin for those working on developing a county-wide or broader response plan. It can be viewed below.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security invites you to attend a Mass Gatherings; Large-scale Events Security Symposium on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Westin Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa.
Seating is LIMITED, please register early. Homeland Security reserves the right to accept the number of attendees based on the number of registrations.
Westin Hotel & Convention Center | 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
1-800-627-7053 - www.westinpittsburgh.com
01/17/2017 04:39 PM EST
Physio-Control has announced a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device shuts down unexpectedly during patient treatment. The company is advising customers to immediately remove and reinstall the battery from their device(s) and to implement a weekly schedule of battery removal and reinstallation for all LIFEPAK 1000 devices.
Teleflex Medical has issued a recall for LMA MAD Nasal Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Devices - please see the attachment at the end of this page for additional information.
CAMP HILL, PA (October 4, 2016) – Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to two additional hospitals in Pennsylvania starting November 1, 2016.
Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA
St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus, Quakertown, PA
Effective November 1, 2016, this brings the total number of trauma centers in Pennsylvania to 38.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS has released an updated equipment list for EMS vehicles in PA. This list includes QRS, BLS, IALS, ALS, Critical Care, and Air Ambulances. Read more: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol46/46-26/1082.html
Dräger Medical Inc. Recalls Emergency Transport Ventilators Due to a System Error that may lead to a Halt in Ventilation Therapy
The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
Dräger is recalling the Oxylog Emergency Transport Ventilators because an electrical issue may cause the device to stop working if the control knobs (adjustment potentiometers) are not regularly used.
If the device operator does not intervene, the patient may not receive enough oxygen and could suffer serious adverse health consequences, including injury or death.
Customers with questions about this recall may call Dräger at 1-800-543-5047 (press 1 at the prompt, then 2, then 32349).
Customers with questions regarding the operation and/or servicing of Dräger Oxylog ventilators may contact Dräger Service Technical Support at 1-800-543-5047 (press 4 at the prompt).
The Bureau of EMS has recently released procedures and forms that address the new certification level of Emergency Medical Service Vehicle Operator (EMSVO) and the requirement of a “Transfer of Care Form” that shall be utilized by Licensed EMS Agencies.
EMSI will provide the EMSVO endorsement to eligible EMS Providers who are submitted through their EMS Agency on the roster provided in this email. EMS providers will not receive a new provider ID Card with the EMSVO endorsement until their next expiration cycle. However, the con-ed requirements for all EMSVO’s is currently in effect. EMSI will not process EMSVO endorsement requests from individual EMS providers. If you have individuals in your organization who operate Licensed EMS Vehicles but do not hold an EMS certification (ie: EMR, EMT, Paramedic) please call our office for additional application instructions. EMS Agency Licensure coordinators should also start to update your service rosters showing the newly assigned expiration dates for paramedics.
We have included the EMS Information Bulletin 2014-002-EMS-Transfer of Care Form. This bulletin address’s the requirement in the current EMS Regulations for providing patient information to receiving facilities when a patient is transferred. You may download an electronic version of the form at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=556994&mode=2
Effective June 23, 2014, our office hours will be 8am until 4:30pm.
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.
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/
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|INVITE Mass Gatherings; Large-scale Events Security.pdf||01/30/17 8:49 am||692.97 KB|
|Registration Form_ PGH _Mass Gatherings Mar 30.pdf||01/30/17 8:50 am||22.97 KB|
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