4/3/20 update from Dr Blum- see COVID 19 for EMS link
Any patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, chest pain, lethargy etc. needs to be wearing a mask
Drop off Forms: Reminder to leave drop off forms to both the receiving nurse and doctor (even if it isn’t the Provider receiving your patient.
Stroke Documentation: Time stroke alert called; Last time well; Medications
Remember to complete a Cover Contact sheet for all calls so if the patient is diagnosed with COVID, you will be notified
1. All EMS transports need to wait outside to be screened by a nurse. If your patient is unstable please communicate that in report to the charge nurse.
2. EMS crews are required to fill out a staff tracking forms for every patient. There is a stack of them out in the ambulance bay. Please fill them out and attach a patient label to them.
By completing these sheets the ER can more efficiently notify EMS of positive results.
3. We have upgraded some cleaning supplies for EMS. There is a bucket with cleaning solution and pink rags to wipe down what you need to (stretchers, inside the truck). Pink rags go into the bin with the red sign. They need to be laundered differently.
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
April 14th, 2020, 1900 hours, POSTPONED
CVMC Board Room but likely will be postponed or done virtually.
All positions open. No incumbent seeking secretary position.
Sheila will be stepping down as of this April as Secretary of the Board.
Completed a unified PCS for interfacility transports. See PCS_Orders_D6_2019, (link below)
Virginia Caffin Award nominations are due to the Virginia Caffin Award committee NOW Award committee volunteers are Jared Blum, LT Rutter, Steven Tiersch, Scott Bagg.
Send written nominations with a 150-word paragraph about why you are nominating your
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.
A VAD3 purchasing policy needed to be adopted. The warning to change the bylaws was made and will be voted on at the June 11,2019 Meeting. Copy below.
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