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EMS Health Advisory: COVID-19 Cases in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

April 1, 2020 / Alain Jacon / News, Prehospital, Safety

From the NY DOH: Please see the guidance to nursing homes and adult care facilities linked below. Temperature checks are required for their administration, staff, visitors and EMS personnel. Anyone entering the nursing home or adult care facility is subject to COVID 19 screening as outlined in the guidance document linked below. This guidance affects EMS […]

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COVID-19 New Information Added

April 1, 2020 / Alain Jacon / News, Prehospital, Safety

For public use: Sick with COVID-19 fact-sheet An update to the EMS COVID-19 page: A powerpoint presentation entitled “EMS COVID19 Viral Pandemic Triage Protocol Power Point” has been added to the COVID-19 page.

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Executive Order 202.10

March 24, 2020 / Alain Jacon / News

Attached is the Executive order that Governor Cuomo signed yesterday.  This is a Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency. View and download the Executive Order.

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NYS DOH BEMS Policy Statement 20-05 COVID-19 Response to Respiratory Emergencies

March 23, 2020 / Alain Jacon / News, Prehospital, Safety

Attached is the latest DOH BEMS policy pertaining to Response to Respiratory Emergencies.   Also please be advised that there are to be NO nebulized medications administered while entering or in any Hospital Emergency Department, you MUST discontinue all nebulized medications prior to entering the facility.  You are to continue to treat your patients appropriately according to your protocols, […]

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UHS Cancels Trauma Teaching Day

March 23, 2020 / Alain Jacon / Education & CME

Special Notice: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, UHS Hospitals Emergency & Trauma Services has postponed or cancelled its upcoming teaching events.   The postponements and cancellations are as follows: All UHS Hospitals ACLS and PALS courses are postponed until further notice. The Friday evening, April 17, UHS Hospitals Trauma Leadership Educational Dinner & Program, featuring […]

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Updated: NY DOH Resources for Novel Coronavirus

March 10, 2020 / Alain Jacon / News, Safety

For information on COVID-19, including prevention, symptoms and preparations, NY DOH has answers to your questions. Read up on it. For EMS providers: Be assured your agency will be contacted in the usual manner if there are any changes to policies and procedures. You may check with the NY DOH to find out about COVID-19. […]

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Contemporary Issues in Emergency Medicine March 25

March 9, 2020 / Alain Jacon / Education & CME, Events

Upstate Medical University presents this half-day conference entitled “The ED and Hospital Working Together to Improve Patient Care” on March 25, 2020 from 12:15 to 6:00 pm. The last day to register is March 20. View and download the brochure. Go to the website for full details and registration.

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Triage Two Day February 22, 2020

February 10, 2020 / Alain Jacon / Events, Prehospital, Training

GOAL of this event is to have 80 % of patients transported, triaged and provided a smart Triage tag; improve our region’s awareness and application of the SMART triage system. All EMS agencies within Broome, Chenango, Tioga Counties and our local hospitals (Binghamton General, Chenango Memorial, Our Lady Of Lourdes, Wilson Regional) will take part. […]

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