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Scott Wander

Happy EMS Week!

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The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division would like to wish you a Happy EMS Week!  EMS – “Beyond the Call” is this year’s theme and it is really quite appropriate.  Answering calls is what it’s all about but calls are a very small part of the responsibility.  You spend tireless hours training and preparing for every situation that comes your way.  You see things that are disturbing and do your best to move on.  You sacrifice time with your family to help others who are in need.

We recognize and appreciate the difficulty in being an emergency medical services provider.  This week is a time to be honored for your relentless dedication to helping others.  Please know how much people appreciate and respect your service – even though it may not feel that way all the time.

There are a number of EMS Week Celebrations occurring throughout the week.  We hope you have an opportunity to take part in one of the events.

Thanks for all you do and Happy EMS Week colleagues and friends!

Job Opportunity

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Dr. Avino’s cardiology office seeks to hire full and/or part-time employees to take patient histories, obtain vitals, obtain EKGs and review medications.  Training is provided and they encourage EMTs and AEMTs to apply for the position.

Interested candidates should email Lauren Hope:


CME Opportunity: ECMC Trauma Tuesday

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Trauma Tuesday!

May 21, 2019 at 2 PM

Zizzi Conference Room, ECMC 2nd floor

Join us as we present and discuss 3 blinded trauma cases. A panel of physicians and nurses will discuss opportunities for improvement and positive aspects of the cases from pre-hospital through discharge. The EMS crews are encouraged to participate and offer insight so we can all learn from each other.

Join us in person or via the following link:

You can also dial in using your phone.

1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 425-923-309

Download ECMC Trauma Tuesday May Flyer

Greater Buffalo EMS Conference: Last chance to register!

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The 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference will commence in 4 days!  There is still time to register.

$95 is an absolute bargain!  You will receive 7 hours of high-quality CME, 2 days of excellent food at an awesome venue, plus an opportunity to network with other EMS providers.

Please come out and support this annual event!

2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference Flyer

2019 GBEMSC Presenter Profiles: Dr. Joe Bart and Dr. Brian Clemency

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Dr. Joseph Bart and Dr. Brian Clemency round out the speaker profiles for the 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference.  Both physicians have presented individually at previous Greater Buffalo EMS Conferences but they have never taken the stage together.  Folks, this could get interesting!

The Medical Director Face-Off will wrap up the 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference.  Dr. Bart and Dr. Clemency will co-present on a variety of EMS topics that are of interest and relevant to EMS care delivery.  This spirited presentation will examine where we are today given previous changes and what we might expect in the future.  One thing we know for sure, it will be filled with humor!

The GBEMSC is only 6 days away!  Register today:

2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference Flyer

Download the full Presenter Feature for Dr Joe Bart and Dr Brian Clemency

2019 GBEMSC Presenter Profiles: Dr. Brian Walters and Kevin Mahoney, Esq., EMT

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The 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference is only 1 week away!  Don’t miss out on your chance to earn great CME, network with other providers in the region, and enjoy quality food from Salvatore’s!

We hope you have enjoyed learning more about our conference presenters over the past couple days.  Today, we feature Dr. Brian Walters and Attorney Kevin Mahoney who is also an EMT.

Dr. Brian Walters will be presenting a 2-part case study on Damage Control Extrication.  Dr. Walters began his medical career as a volunteer EMT, and later worked as an EMT-Intermediate for Twin City Ambulance.  He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Buffalo.  Dr. Walters is past-Chairman of the WREMAC and teaches Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for the National Center for Security and Preparedness, and the NY State Preparedness Training Center.

We always hear from providers who have questions regarding the legal aspects of EMS.  We are incredibly privileged to work with Kevin Mahoney who is an attorney with HoganWillig.  What sweetens this deal for all of us is that Kevin is one of us!  Who better to learn from than someone who is an expert and works in the trench right next to you.  Kevin will be presenting Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Legal Documents: DNR, MOLST, HCP, and POA.  Bring your experiences and questions for Kevin!

Download Full Presenter Feature for Dr Brian Walters and Kevin Mahoney Esq