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Scott Wander

CME Opportunity: ECMC Trauma Tuesday

By | Training

ECMC will be holding the quarterly “Trauma Tuesday” event on Tuesday, September 24th.  PLEASE NOTE the new time and location: 7pm at Orchard Park Fire Department (30 School Street in Orchard Park).

If you are not able to join in person, you may also join on-line (link in flyer).  We are not permitted to archive this presentation so joining in person or on-line are the only options for viewing.

Download September Trauma Tuesday Flyer

National EMS Education Standards Public Comment Period

By | Uncategorized

National EMS Education Standards (Draft 1) open for Public Comment Until early Sept

The National EMS Education Standards, first published in 2009, are being revised with the support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The revision is a community-wide, collaborative effort being led by the National Association of EMS Educators and the RedFlash Group. The project’s Development Team met earlier in 2019 to review the recently released National EMS Scope of Practice Model and stakeholder input to produce a first draft of the revisions. This draft is now available and public comment can be provided until September 20 using this online form.

Select the link above to learn more about the National EMS Education Standards and how comments may be provided.

CME Opportunity: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Conference

By | Uncategorized

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) conference will be held on October 4, 2019 at UB’s South Campus.  The program is designed to help providers and advocates for victims of sexual assault to maximize their effectiveness in providing care, treatment and services.

EMS is welcome and encouraged to attend this conference.  For more information, please download the conference flyer.

Download 2019 SANE Conference Flyer

Vital Signs EMS Agency Innovation Awards

By | Uncategorized

Vital Signs Conference is excited to announce the new EMS Agency Innovation Awards! These awards will be split into four innovation categories: organizational, clinical delivery, recruitment & retention and educational.

Award nominations are welcomed via electronic submission using the link provided below.

To submit a nomination, please electronically submit your application via

Download EMS Agency Innovation Awards Descriptions

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Awards Dinner

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On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Mercy Hospital of Buffalo will be hosting an awards dinner to recognize some of the amazing life-saving work being done by first responders throughout Western New York.

For more information regarding the awards program, including nomination information, please download the flyer below.

Please note: It is not a requirement that Mercy Hospital of Buffalo was the patient transport destination for the call being nominated.

Download Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Awards Flyer