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
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.
Online reporting form for CO Detector Activations. "Operations" tab "Safety Event Reporting & CO Detectors". Direct link is http://www.emmco.org/codetectorreport .
Please click here to review the EMS Information Bulletin 2012-007 regarding the Clarification of Defibrillation Dosages in the Statewide BLS and ALS Protocols.
Effective April 1, 2012 a new QRS Inspection process will be implemented. A copy of the new QRS Manual is posted on Licensure Page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a link to the statement from Dr. Kupas regarding the use of the King LT.
The Department of Health has notified the regional EMS councils that OSHA requires each service to offer the H1N1 vaccine to all its members. If a member refuses the vaccination, below is a link to a sample refusal form.
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