In 2015, EMS providers are challenged to invite (1) friend to EMS and educate another in Hands Only CPR. Click HERE.
Due to the annual educational Symposium, the EMMCO West office in Meadville will be closed on March 19 & 20, 2015. The office will reopen on Monday, March 23, 2015. The EMMCO West staff will be at the Ambassador Conference Center, Erie, PA.
New cards have been sent out. If you have not received your card, please check your con-ed in the EMS Portal then contact our office to make sure we have the correct address on file.
All certified EMS practitioners are required to submit a current CPR card at the time of their state certification renewal. See EMSIB 2015-002
The memo also addresses EMSVO credentials and the process that is to be followed if the NEW EMS provider registration card does not list the EMSVO credentials on the card. These process are in effect as of February 24, 2015.
ATTENTION PARAMEDICS & PHRNs
Your status reports along with a letter explaining your new expiration date has been mailed. Please contact our office to update your information if you do not receive yours by January 10, 2015.
A FEMA PPE course for EMS personnel treating biological events is planned for Jan. 19, 2015 (8 am - 5 pm), Superior Ambulance Service, Grove City. Course Information & Registration Pre-registration required. Tuition Free. 8 hours Other CEU - PA Department of Health
BEMS has issued an information bulletin clarification effective Dec. 5, 2014, for the Paramedic> level scope of practice denoted P*. The rest of the revised scope of practice took effect November 29, 2014 Scope of Practice Information Bulletin
The PA Department of Health has issued guidance to ensure EMS is prepared in the event the Ebola disease affects Pennsylvania. Keep up to date with current reccomendations on our Infectous Disease Information for EMS page. Updated 12/04/2014
PA Act 139 allows public safety personnel to administer Narcan to suspected narcotic overdose victims. See PA Department of Health ISB-004 for information or firstname.lastname@example.org . Narcan Guidance for First Responders EMS Agreement Form FAQ Draft Policy
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