EMMCO News


Statewide Protocol Updates

PA Department of Health through EMS Information Bulletin 2003-004 identifies that there are updates to the Statewide ALS/BLS Treatment Protocols. EMSB2003-004 An EMMCO West Protocol Update Newsrelease explains the changes- March 2013 Update


Posted: 3/6/2013


Siren Safety PSA Video for Emergency Responders

The EMSSafetyFoundation has announced a siren effectiveness research project. Click Here For A Summary.  Click Here For The Study.


Posted: 2/20/2013


EMMCO West & Meadville Ambulance Receive Objective Safety Award

International EMS Safety Foundation has announced its 2012 safety award recipients.  EMMCO West and Meadville Area Ambulance are the recipients of the 2012 Objective Safety Innovation & Practice Award. See Press Release


Posted: 2/5/2013


Yellow Dot Program

The PA Department of Transportation has announced the Yellow Dot program across PA. 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. They place a yellow dot sticker on their vehicle's rear window. This sticker alerts emergency responders to check a vehicle's glove compartment for the folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care to participants after a crash. Yellow Dot materials are available at EMMCO West.


Posted: 11/14/2012


CO Detector Reporting Page

Online reporting form for CO Detector Activations. "Operations" tab "Safety Event Reporting & CO Detectors". Direct link is http://www.emmco.org/codetectorreport . 


Posted: 7/24/2012


Clarification Of Defibrillation Dosages

Please click here to review the EMS Information Bulletin 2012-007 regarding the Clarification of Defibrillation Dosages in the Statewide BLS and ALS Protocols.


Posted: 3/27/2012


New QRS Inspection Manual

Effective April 1, 2012 a new QRS Inspection process will be implemented. A copy of the new QRS Manual is posted on Licensure Page.


Posted: 3/19/2012


Link To PA Bulletin regarding Act 37 Draft Regulations

http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol41/41-44/1865.html

To access the entire document, use the menu at the top or bottom of the screen and depress NEXT. The comment period ended November 29, 2011.

EMMCO West will collect comments and forward them onto the Bureau of EMS on behalf of our region’s providers. Anyone wishing to comment on the draft regulations is asked to forward comments to bill@emmco.org


Posted: 11/14/2011


USE OF KING LT

Below is a link to the statement from Dr. Kupas regarding the use of the King LT.

King LT Airway



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