Fisher Road in Berlin has been closed for the foreseeable future.
Fisher Road in Berlin has been closed for the foreseeable future after a structurally compromised culvert failed recently.
The ER is seeing an increase of patients coming in by wheelchairs via EMS. I'm told providers are choosing to transport the patient in a sitting position and not on the stretcher, and are then walking or pushing the patient in the ED by wheelchair. Reportedly, this is to avoid having to clean stretchers. Specifically, I'm told providers a
The ER is seeing an increase of patients coming in by wheelchairs via EMS. I'm told providers are choosing to transport the patient in a sitting position and not on the stretcher, and are then walking or pushing the patient in the ED by wheelchair. Reportedly, this is to avoid having to clean stretchers. Specifically, I'm told providers are covering the stretcher with an open sheet and just changing that single sheet.
Please advise your crews that this practice is in violation of protocol #8.18, which states, "Patients should be secured to the stretcher with all available belts -- i.e. chest/shoulder harness, lap, and leg belts. Do not leave belts unused."
I know this all can be particularly onerous, given extra Covid precautions, especially in light of the recent uptick in our area.
Let's stick to the protocols and continue providing the best care we can to our patients.
Please stay safe and healthy out there!
In good health,
Sarah Sliva, MD
CVMC Emergency Department
Medical Advisor, Vermont EMS District 6
Downloads pertaining to recent updates above.
To the hard working and dedicated members of Vermont EMS District Six,
Some of you are already aware, but I wanted to send a district-wide email to let you all know that I will soon be stepping down as District Medical Advisor, to make way for Dr. Ellen Stein to take over the role.
Dr. Stein recently began work at the CVMC Emergency Department, though she has worked in the greater community at both CVPH and UVMMC before joining us. Importantly, Dr. Stein has a keen interest in emergency medical services, and has completed a dedicated one year EMS fellowship at the University of New Mexico. I truly believe her knowledge and experience will be an asset to District Six, and the community we serve.
I'd like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be your DMA over the past year. I've gotten to know you all better, and have a deeper appreciation for the work you do. I'm a better emergency doc because of you. Thank you for that.
Dr. Stein will assume the reins on the first of June, though I will be available in a limited capacity as we make our transition. If you see her in the ER, say hi!
I am happy to announce that the Vermont Statewide Emergency Medical Services Protocols - 2020 are now posted to the Vermont EMS web site and available for download. (The initial version will not be hyper-linked, but a hyper-linked version will be posted shortly. In addition, the protocols will be available on the VT EMS App in the next month).
The training process is all explained in a document posted to the Vermont EMS website entitled, "Vermont EMS Statewide Protocol Resource Kit 2020", and the training material is all available on CentreLearn in the catalog titled, "2020 Protocol Education Catalog."
EMS Services and districts are authorized to begin training their personnel. Before an agency may begin to use the new protocols, all of the agency’s operational providers must be trained on the new protocols. Once an agency has trained all of their providers, they may begin to use the new protocols as of 00:01 hours on May 15th, 2020. All agencies must begin to use the new protocols no later than 23:59 hours on September 30, 2020.
VTEMS is planning several virtual meetings to answer questions on the new protocols and highlight some of the most important changes. More details on those meetings will be available next week.
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
All the best,
Division of Emergency Preparedness, Response and Injury Prevention
Completed a unified PCS for interfacility transports. See PCS_Orders_D6_2019, (link below)
Requested - If possible, call from the field to advise ED that you sent an EKG strip from the field and they will look for it. See protocol: listed below in Recent downloads.
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