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Announcements

If you know an EMS provider that outshines the rest, whether on a single challenging call or on a daily basis, why not nominate them for an EMS award. Presentations are made at the CMEMSC Annual Meeting in May. Here is the form and the categories are below. 

Citizen/Bystander                    

EMS Communications Specialist

First Responder                               

EMS Nurse

EMT                                                 

Advanced EMT                              

Paramedic      

EMS Educator

Paul J. Gramling EMS Physician                                  

James DiAntonio EMS Public Educator/Program

EMS Service/Organization          

Special Service Award

Only a few spots left! The Region II Training and Education Committee are hosting another workshop for EMS training officers on November 16th. This infomative session will answer many questions about the new OSHA standards as well as address many of the daily challenges faced by those in charge of the training and recertification needs of their departments.

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THE BAYSTATE WING HOSPITAL NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OPENS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 5 AM

A reminder that the new Emergency Department at Baystate Wing Hospital will open on Tuesday September 18, at 5 a.m.  

At that time the former Baystate Wing Emergency Department will no longer accept patients.  All EMS providers are reminded to use the ambulance bays directly behind the new ED. Questions call Richard Paul, Baystate Health EMS Coordinator at 413-523-2413.  

Starting August 20th the Stroke Direct to CT Pilot will officially begin at St Vincent Hospital. The goals of this pilot include reducing the door-to-CT time, decreasing time to TPA administration and improving patient outcomes. Click here for the expected patient flow chart. 

Please read the Clinical Advisory issued June 22, 2018 for important information on the increase of opioid-related overdose deaths that have also been positive for cocaine.

Do you have a 2018.1 protocol book and are wondering what to do about the 2018.2 update that just came out? We can help. A sheet of labels is available for $1 that will provide all the updates for the entire book. Call the office for more info.

The latest addition of the Massachusetts Statewide Treatment Protocols have been released by OEMS. Click here to go to the state site for STP 2018.1 and a summary of the changes. 

Training Officers can find materials to teach the new protocols in the TO Portal.

Phillips Healthcare recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator