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Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems /Adult Care Facility Presentation

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CME opportunity from the State:

The Bureau of EMS invites you to join this important information session pertaining to Adult Care Facility and EMS practitioner rules/regulations/standards of care when providing treatment to patients with Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and Advanced Directives.

EMS CME eligibility for 1 hour preparatory CME under Legal/ethical considerations. 

Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems /Adult Care Facility Presentation

Tuesday, Nov 1 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

To Register:

FDA MedWatch Warning

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Greetings Everyone,

Please see the attached message

TOPIC: Sodium Bicarbonate Injection – USP, 8.4%, 50 mEq/50 mL Vial, 20-Count Carton by Exela Pharma Sciences: Recall – Due to Vial Breakage

AUDIENCE: Patient, Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Exela Pharma Sciences, is recalling 49 lots of Sodium Bicarbonate Injection – USP, 8.4%, 50 mEq/50 mL vial, 20count carton, because the product poses a potential safety concern with vial breakage and flying glass when pressurized while preparing the product for administration.

Exela has received five (5) reports of flying glass injuring skin, eye and/or other parts.  There have been no reports of sterility failures.

This recall is not expected to cause drug shortage.

Product was distributed nationwide to wholesalers, distributors, and other customers between December 16, 2021, and August 10, 2022.

For more information about this recall, click on the red button “Read Recall” below.

BACKGROUND: The product is used for treatment of metabolic acidosis.


  • Exela is notifying its customers by e-mail and certified mail and is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled product directly to the company.
  • Customers that have the product, which is being recalled should discontinue use, segregate the recalled product, submit a recall stock response form to the company, and hold the product until shipment instructions are provided.
  • Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact the company.
  • Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems related to the usage of this drug product.

NYS DOH BEMS Policy Statement 22-14

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Greetings Everyone,

Please see and share the attached policy just put out by the Bureau related to an Ebola outbreak in Uganda

EMS Forum and Dinner

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Greetings Everyone,

A message from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center:


Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is hosting an open forum for pre-hospital care providers as the hospital transitions with EMS to the “new normal” post pandemic response. The forum will be held on Wednesday October 12th beginning at 5:30pm.

The forum includes dinner from Fortuna’s Restaurant in appreciation to you, the front-line EMS providers, for the sacrifices made during the pandemic. Also, guest speaker Dr. Kenneth Snyder, will be offering a 1 hr. continuing education credit on “Pre-hospital care of the altered mental health patient” for attendees.

The forum is open to all EMS members & providers in Niagara County.

Please RVSP to me to register at or call (716) 278-4569.

Thank you!

Dispatcher Position at Mercy Flight

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Greetings Everyone,

Attached is a job posting for Mercy Flight seeking potential dispatchers. If interested, please download for information on how to apply. Thanks

Call for Presenters – Spring Fling

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Greetings Everyone,

From our friends in the North Country


We are currently seeking submissions for lectures, workshops, keynotes, and full-day/multiple-day courses for the North Country EMS 22nd Annual Spring Fling Conference, which will be held at the Edgewood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria Bay, NY.

We are looking for submissions for the following:

  • April 27th and 28th: full-day, half-day, and evening pre-conference programs/courses/workshops
  • April 29th: Full-day ALS track and BLS track with 60- to 90-minute lectures

All topics and formats related to clinical, EMS operations, EMS leadership, and education will be considered. The deadline for submission is COB on October 31st,  2022.

Submissions will be accepted by completing this survey

We take pride in giving our presenters a great experience. We pay honorariums and provide travel/lodging. All presenters are welcome at conference events, meals, etc. Please be sure to include honorarium expectations.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Smith, FDRHPO North Country EMS Program Agency Director at

Spring Fling Conference

Ann Smith, Director

FDRHPO North Country EMS Program Agency


Change to the EMS Memorial – Please Read

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Greetings Everyone,

Please see the attached message from the Bureau regarding tomorrows EMS Memorial Ceremony:

The Bureau has decided to move the EMS Memorial to an inside location tomorrow due to the impending weather.  The EMS Memorial will take place in the Swyer Theatre in the Egg.  The time will still be the same and we will begin at 11 am.

If you know of an agency bringing a vehicle, they can still park on the plaza level.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.  I will do my absolute best to get back to you.

Valerie Ozga

EMS Conference Coordinator

NYS EMS Conference Vital Signs

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS) Courses

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Greetings Everyone,


We are doing one LAST marketing push for the September 20 & 21, 2022 Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS) Course. Both courses are at risk of cancellation due to low registration numbers (need minimum of 8 students), so please pass along these FREE training opportunities as appropriate.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS) Courses

• September 20, 2022 (9:00am – 3:30pm)
Conventus, Buffalo, NY
5 Registered

• September 21, 2022 (9:00am – 3:30pm)
Corning Hospital, Corning NY
3 Registered

Register Here –

Search Course Catalog For: OHEP-WRHTC-PEARS
Registration is limited to 14 students/class

Updated to reflect the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.
PEARS teaches providers how to recognize common pediatric emergencies such as: respiratory compromise, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.
• Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
• Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills
• Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children
• Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies

• Pediatric assessment
• Assessment and management of respiratory problems
• Recognition and management of shock
• Identification and management of cardiac arrest
• Resuscitation team concept
Because typical PEARS students do not regularly treat critically ill children, the course includes video-based simulation so they can actually see and hear critically ill children.
Target Audience: PEARS is for healthcare providers such as medical and surgical nurses, school nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children but might encounter pediatric patients. This course is not intended for those credentialed for advanced pediatric skills that routinely provide pediatric care.

Eileen Spezio
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
Assistant to Certification, Institute for Innovative Education
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 709
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 758-7640 Mon-Wed; (585) 276-8765 (Thur-Fri), Cell: (585-415-4948), Fax: (585) 756-5098