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NYS Health Advisory – Proper Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Pediatric Emergency Care

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Greetings Everyone,

Please see attached Health Advisory message related to Pediatric AED pads and compatibility:

The NYS DOH has issued a health advisory to all providers and emergency medical services agencies, regarding the proper use of Automated External Defibrillator equipment to ensure AED pads that are in use are compatible with AED units during pediatric emergency care.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Health-Advisory-Notice-of-Automated-External-Defibrillator-Pad-Incompatibility-5-3-24.pdf

Last week for Wyoming/Erie Award Submissions

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Greetings Everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know that this is the last week to be able to submit and award for the Wyoming/Erie REMSCO for consideration. If you know of anyone that meets any of the categories listed on the flyer that you feel should be considered, please get those in this week by close of business Friday. The application has also been provided for your convenience.

PS – I was informed that the previous flyer had my email incorrect, so when submitting please use the email listed in the attached flyer.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WEREMS-Awards-Flyer-24-1.pdf

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/awards_application-24.pdf

Job Opportunity – Amazon

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Greetings Everyone,

First, we want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms out there in the Healthcare community. We hope you have a fabulous day.

Recently I was informed that Amazon is looking for an EMT or Paramedic to work for Amazon in Lancaster. Attached is the link to the job description. If interested please click on the link.

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/2635246/onsite-medical-representative

OCH alternate medical direction line

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from Oishei Children’s Hospital:

Please share the following information regarding the planned network outage for Oishei Children’s Hospital.

As part of the continuing effort at Kaleida Health to upgrade our network infrastructure, there will be another planned network downtime for tomorrow evening (Wednesday May 8th) at 9:00pm. This outage is expected to last for approximately 1 hour. During this time the landline phone for Medical Direction at Oishei Children’s Hospital will be down. Please use the alternate number of 716-336-8036 to contact Medical Direction at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Thank you,

Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II

Corporate Emergency Management Manager

Kaleida Health

(716)430-7203

Wyoming/Erie Regional Council EMS Awards – Approaching Deadline

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Greetings Everyone,

The deadline for submission of Wyoming/Erie Council Awards is quickly approaching. If you know someone that deserves an award, please get it in sooner rather than later. Attached is the flyer for eligible categories, and the application is also attached. The deadline is Fri, May 17th, 2024 at EOB. Thank you everyone.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WEREMS-Awards-Flyer-24.pdf

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/awards_application-24.pdf

 

BGMC alternate Med Direction line

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Greetings Everyone,

Attached is a message for Buffalo General Medical Center for tonight. See below

As part of the continuing effort at Kaleida Health to upgrade our network infrastructure, there will be another planned network downtime this evening at 9:30pm. This outage is expected to last for approximately 1 hour. During this time the landline phone for Medical Direction will be down. Please use the alternate number of (716)336-8121 to contact Medical Direction at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute.

Thank you,

Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II

Corporate Emergency Management Manager

Kaleida Health

(716)430-7203

 

Important NYS EMS Memorial Update – New Fall 2024 Memorial Date Announcement

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Greetings Everyone

A message from the NYS DOH BEMS:

Dear EMS Community Members,

Since its establishment in 2004, the New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial in Albany has stood as a solemn tribute to the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty as an EMS provider.  Each year, we honor these heroes by adding a star of life to commemorate their service and sacrifice. With over 100 names inscribed, the memorial holds deep significance for our EMS community.

Recognizing the need for expansion due to space constraints, nearly two years ago, the SEMSCO and the department embarked on a journey to expand the memorial. Through meticulous planning, our goal was to ensure that the new memorial would pay homage to both past and future honorees.

Regrettably, despite our best efforts, the contractor who is building the new memorial has faced unforeseen delays in the supply chain and logistical processes. As a result, we have recently received notification that the new memorial which was scheduled for delivery in early May will not be ready as planned.

After thorough deliberation, we’ve concluded that the best course of action is to postpone our annual EMS memorial service, originally slated for May 22nd, 2024, to the Fall of 2024. This decision wasn’t made lightly; it was rooted in our commitment to uphold the dignity of our fallen EMS providers and ensure the new EMS memorial’s completion with the utmost care and precision.

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all of you to join us in the Fall of 2024 as we gather to honor the memory of the eight EMS providers whose names will be added to the memorial. This event will also mark the unveiling of the new EMS memorial—a testament to our enduring respect and memory for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Once the Fall 2024 EMS Memorial date has been confirmed we will make sure to share all the details with the entire EMS Community.

While we understand that this change may pose challenges, we deeply appreciate your unwavering commitment to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving the EMS profession. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact District Chief Gina Wierzbowski at gina.wierzbowski@health.ny.gov or myself at any time.

Thank you for standing with us as we commemorate the selfless service and sacrifice of our EMS heroes.

With respect and gratitude,

Ryan Greenberg

Reminder – Kaleida Health Alternate med directions lines for 4/21 and 4/28

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See below message from Kaleida Health:

Greetings,

Kaleida Health will undergo a planned network outage on Sunday April 21st from 1:00am to 5:00am and again on Sunday April 28th from 1:00am to 5:00am. During these time all facilities, except Millard Fillmore Suburban, will not be able to receive incoming calls. Please use the numbers listed below to contact medical direction.

Buffalo General Medical Center – (716) 336-8121

Oishei Children’s Hospital – (716) 336-8036

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital – will remain the same

DeGraff – (716) 336-8107

Thanks,

Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II

Corporate Emergency Management Manager

Kaleida Health

SUNY Niagara (NCCC) Summer EMT Course

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Greetings Everyone,

Looking for a summer EMT program, or know someone who is, Please click the flyer below for more information on Suny Niagara’s upcoming EMT course. If interested, please follow the directions on how to register.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/EMT-Summer-2024-FlyerMK.pdf