Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has instituted a new ambulance parking plan. Please download the parking diagram and direct any questions to: Emily Rowles, EMS Liaison for Catholic Health (716) 462-9245 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gates Vascular Institute at Kaleida Health invites all EMS providers to attend their dinner/CME event being held on November 20th at Harris Hill VFC.
For more details including registration information, please download the program flyer.
Buffalo General Medical Center will be modifying the process by which EMS Medical Direction requests will be answered. The change will better direct On-Line Medical Command requests to the appropriate care team.
To learn more about the change and when it will be effective, please: Download the Buffalo General Medical Center Medical Command Notice
Twin City Ambulance is offering an opportunity to earn EMT certification: full-time training with full-time pay! The training will run November 18 – January 22.
Registration deadline is Friday, November 8th.
For more information: Download Gerald Clark EMS Memorial Boot Camp Flyer
Arcade Fire Department will be hosting “Mental Health for the EMS Provider” on November 20 at 7PM.
Dinner will be provided.
For more information, please see the program flyer.
Perinton Ambulance is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief. The Chief will oversee and coordinate daily operations of career, part-time and volunteer services. Perinton Ambulance is located in Fairport, NY and answers approximately 5,000 calls per year.
By December 31, 2019 all certified EMS providers in NYS (CFR, EMT, AEMT, EMT-CC and Paramedic) will need to complete on-line protocol updates as indicated by level of care.
At this time, we are providing information pertaining to the 2019 Statewide BLS Protocols which must be completed by all providers no later than December 31, 2019.
The protocol update was prepared by the Bureau of EMS through their on-line learning management system (LMS) called “Vital Signs Academy”. It is important to note that each provider in NYS will need to individually complete this update prior to December 31, 2019. Group training is not possible for this update. The 6 module training will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. The training does NOT need to be completed all at once.
For services in the Wyoming-Erie County region, two fields have been added to the UBMD EMS Portal where completion dates should be recorded for the both BLS and ALS (announced at a later date) completion dates. EMS officers/training managers should plan to update these fields once a provider has completed the update and a certificate is on file.
To begin the 2019 Statewide BLS Protocol Update, please download the directions below.
At its September 18, 2019 business meeting, the Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (WREMAC) adopted updates to their Policy #2013-1: Provider Privileges and Continuing Medical Education. No significant changes were made to the policy; rather, a few items were clarified to better help providers and agencies understand WREMAC expectations.
Here is a brief overview of the changes:
- The policy now clarifies that reports are due to the EMS program agency no later than June 30 each year.
- The policy emphasizes that individual providers are responsible for meeting regional requirements. Agencies are responsible for monitoring provider compliance and taking appropriate action when providers are not compliant with the policy at any time.
- Previously, there was uncertainty as to when a provider had to be registered with the EMS Program Agency. This has now been clarified: “No provider shall provide stand‐alone patient care with an agency in this region until the agency has validated his/her eligibility for credentialing set forth in this policy and registered the provider with their agency using the EMS Program Agency’s approved format (paper or electronic).”
- The “Didactic Requirements” now reflect protocol updates/exams (as required by NYS and/or the region)
- The “Skill Requirements” were updated to match the skills within the BLS and ALS protocols.
- “WREMAC Approved Courses” now states the WREMAC’s position on certifications that use the terminology “recommended renewal date” rather than “expiration date”. In this region, a recommended renewal date is considered to be the same as an expiration date.