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Trauma Notification Hotline Request

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Please see attached from your Trauma Prevention coordinators in the region:

Hello,

The Trauma Programs at both ECMC and Oishei Children’s Hospital are requesting that prehospital notification for trauma is called as you leave the scene and updates are called with changes in patient condition. Direct communication between the EMS provider and the age appropriate trauma center via the listed phone number is preferred. Please see and share the attached flyer.

Thank you for all that you do for our patients!

Any questions may be directed to:

Ben Kasper

BKasper1@kaleidaHealth.org

Beth Moses

bmoses@ecmc.edu

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/EC3296-TraumaFLYER-Proof2.pdf

Wyoming County Community Hospital

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Greetings Everyone,

I apologize this is getting out a bit late, unfortunately the DOH had listed the wrong Program Agency responsible for WCCH. As of Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021, WCCH ER is on diversion. Please see the attached notice.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NYS-DOH-Diversion-Notification-883-Wyoming-County-Community-Hospital.pdf

Potential Saline Shortage

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Greetings everyone,

Please see the attached memo from the WREMAC Chair referencing a potential saline shortage and the alternative.

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WREMAC-Saline-Shortage-Memo.docx.pdf

December 2021 EMS Mobilization Contract Polling Survey ~ Time Sensitive

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from NYS DOH BEMS:

Ambulance Agency Leaders:

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit asks that your ambulance agency respond to the survey link below.

This survey is seeking interest from your agency to respond as part deployment that has a primary mission focused on load balancing health care facilities; where patients may be transported between facilities throughout New York State. The survey is a quick set of questions for the purpose of polling the ambulance agencies across NYS to determine which agencies may be interested in entering into a contract for service with the NYS DOH BEMSATS.

December 2021 EMS Mobilization Contract Polling Survey (Statewide)

Even if your agency is not interested in entering into a contract we ask that you please answer the survey. Responses must be in by 6:00 AM Thursday, December 2, 2021.

NYS DOH BEMSATS thanks you and your agency for taking the time to complete the survey.

Catholic Health Policy on Vistors/Riders

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from Catholic Health:

Catholic Health has reinstituted visitor restrictions so we are asking our EMS partners not to bring riders to the ED’s with their patient transports.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, thank you.

Emily James (Rowles) BS, EMT – P, NYSCIC

Lead EMS Liaison, Catholic Health

(716) 812 – 4275

erowles@chsbuffalo.org

Nov 2021 EMS Mobilization Contract Polling Survey – Queensbury Testing – Time Sensitive

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Greetings,

See the message below from the State DOH:

EMS Agency Leaders,

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey link below. The survey is a quick set of questions for the purpose of polling the EMS agencies across NYS to determine which agencies may be interested in entering into a contract for service with the NYS DOH BEMSATS. Even if your agency is not interested in entering into a contract we ask that you please answer the survey. We ask that you respond by 5pm on 11/27/2021 as current mission assignments begin on 12/01/2021.

Nov 2021 EMS Mobilization Contract Polling Survey – Queensbury Testing | Survey Builder (ny.gov)

Thank you in advance.

Donald Trzepacz Jr.

District Chief / Investigator

Emergency Preparedness and Response

ECMC phone system downtime

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*******NOTICE********

ECMC will experience a phone system downtime on November 19, 2021 from 02:00hrs-02:15hrs. During this time the ECMC campus will not be able to receive any incoming phone calls. We have a contingency to use cell phones for Trauma Activation and On-Line Medical Control.

During this time we ask EMS providers call the following temporary cell phone number for On-Line Medical Control and Trauma Activation: (716) 238-6928

South Buffalo Mercy and MACC on EMS Diversion

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We have received notification from Catholic Health and subsequently the State DOH, that South Buffalo Mercy Hospital, and the MACC are on full EMS diversion at this time.

As per the State DOH it states:

“The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems has authorized EMS diversion for the hospital services listed above. EMS Agencies are directed to transport patients requiring these services to an alternate hospital for the duration of the diversion period.

A diversion does not mean the hospital is closed; but that the current patient load exceeds the hospital’s ability to safely treat additional patients.

If the patient’s condition is unstable including but not limited to obstetric patients with imminent delivery or in extremis patients with any uncontrollable problem such as an unmanageable airway, uncontrolled hemorrhage, unstable cardiopulmonary condition, or full arrest and the hospital on diversion is the closest appropriate hospital, EMS personnel may transport to the hospital to ensure that the patient receives appropriate medical care.

EMS agencies/dispatch centers must ensure that EMS units and supervisors in the field are informed of the status of hospitals in their area so that patients may be routed to the most appropriate facility.

Questions regarding the authorization of this notification can be directed to the New York State Department of Health, Surge and Flex Operations Center at (917) 909-2676.”

http://ubmdems.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/EMS-Diversion-Notification.pdf

Robert McCartin appointed as Wyoming Erie Program Agency EMS Director for UB|MD EMS Division

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August 16, 2021

 

Dear EMS providers and colleagues,

 

It is with great pleasure that I can announce to you that Robert McCartin, BS, EMT-P, CIC will be assuming a permanent role as Administrative EMS Director for UB|MD EMS.

 

Robert began his career in EMS as an EMT-B from ECC-North and working his way through the EMS ranks, ultimately completing his Paramedic certification in 2015 at Monroe Community College (MCC). Robert continued on to obtain his AAS in Paramedicine from MCC in 2016, and just recently completed his BS in Health Science from SNHU in 2020.

 

Robert comes to us with valuable and relevant administrative and operational experience. In addition to his experience as a provider, Robert has worked for Lake Plains Community Care Network as the EMS program coordinator and continues to serve on the Data team with NYS BEMS to design, create, and implement the data standards throughout the state.

 

Robert’s central goals for UB|MD EMS outreach are to continue to advocate for EMS providers, agencies, and our local EMS systems, to improve EMS care in the WNY region.

 

If you would like to contact Robert, his email is rmccarti@buffalo.edu and office phone number is 716-898-3600.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Joseph Bart, DO, FACEP, FAEMS

Operations Director

UB|MD EMS