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Research Notice from UB: COVID-19 Identification and Treatment

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Researchers at the University at Buffalo are looking for healthy, adult volunteers willing to provide blood samples to evaluate two blood tests that could help with the identification and treatment of individuals with COVID-19.

Participants must be willing to prick their own finger and meet the following criteria:
• No prior COVID-19 infection or vaccination
• No recent injury or surgery (including dental surgery)
• No swelling (inflammation)
• No underlying health conditions (e.g. cancer, lung disease, diabetes)
• No bleeding or clotting disorders and does not faint at the sight of blood

Participants will also be tested for COVID using a nasal swab. Participants will be compensated $45 for their time and transportation costs. The study will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

We recognize that many on this distribution list may already be vaccinated or, otherwise, might not meet the criteria listed above.  However, it is likely that many will know individual(s) who do meet the criteria and may be interested in participating in this research.  Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Please direct anyone who may be interested in participating to call the study team at 716-222-0561.  The study team will determine eligibility and set up an appointment for those who qualify.

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing: Thursday, March 4

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At 16:00 on Thursday, March 04, 2021, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing for any topics requested by EMS Leaders and EMS Providers (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend this EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 on Thursday, March 04, 2021 so your question will be ready.

If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form to receive invitations automatically. That form is located at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 185 603 1764
Event password: LEADERS21

Program: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=56d1f534f1cd77a13b3e604308ec1279
Program registration password: LEADERS

Thank you for all that you do!

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

IMPORTANT NOTICE! ePCR Requirement Explained and Guidance Moving Forward

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The UBMD EMS Division has been inundated with questions and concerns from EMS services regarding the ePCR requirement notice promulgated a few weeks ago.  We have crafted the notice below to help answer some of the immediate concerns and provide guidance regarding next steps.

We hope this document addresses imminent concerns and provides assurance that we will help guide you though the process moving forward.

ePCR Requirement Explained and Guidance Moving Forward

EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing: Thursday, Feb 11 at 4pm

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At 16:00 on Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing for any topics requested by EMS Leaders and EMS Providers (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend this EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 so your question will be ready.

If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form to receive invitations automatically. That form is located at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 185 547 6432
Event password: LEADERS2021

Program: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=56d1f534f1cd77a13b3e604308ec1279
Program registration password: LEADERS

Thank you for all that you do!

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

NYS EMS Agency Leadership and Provider Call Today

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At 16:00 on Thursday, February 04, 2021 (TODAY), the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems is hosting an EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing for any topics requested by EMS Leaders and EMS Providers (see registration link below).

If you are planning to attend this EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing and have a question, please complete the online form (https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid-19-response-ems-agency) before 14:00 on Thursday, February 04, 2021 (today) so your question will be ready.

If you don’t receive an invitation directly, please complete an online form to receive invitations automatically. That form is located at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/ems-agency-leadership-and-ems-pr.

Please remember to register for the meeting:

Event number: 178 075 8510
Event password: LEADERS2021

Program: EMS Agency Leadership and EMS Provider Briefing
Program address: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?PRID=56d1f534f1cd77a13b3e604308ec1279
Program registration password: LEADERS

Thank you for all that you do!

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206

Important Notice! New PCR Requirements

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The information in the downloadable document below pertains to EMS entities that are NOT already reporting electronic PCR data to NYS; especially those who are currently or intending to participate in the CME-Based Recertification Program.

The UBMD EMS Division has been communicating with the Bureau of EMS since this notice was shared with us yesterday.  We understand there may be many questions and we encourage everyone to not panic!  We also encourage agencies to join the EMS Agency Leadership call with the Bureau of EMS, scheduled for this Thursday at 4pm.  We are certain there will be much discussion on the PCR topic.  Once we receive the registration link, we will share on this list.

Over the coming weeks/months, we will work with every impacted entity to implement this necessary change!

Download New PCR Requirement Notice