Category Archives: Safety

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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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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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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