Fisher Road in Berlin has been closed for the foreseeable future.
Mad River Valley AEMT is the Recipient of the 2019 Virginia Caffin Award
Berlin VT, August 12, 2020–Longtime MRVAS AEMT Howard “Howie” McCausland was recently presented with the Virginia Caffin Award. This award, created to honor the memory and dedication of Virginia Caffin one of the founders of modern EMS in Vermont and a founding member of Vermont EMS District 6, is presented annual to the Vermont EMS District 6 EMS Provider of The Year.An AEMT with MRVAS for the past 7 years, Howie began his career with Bristol Rescue in 1994 but his interest in emergency medicine began in his youth when he was a Boy Scout and also a Lifeguard. In addition to his AEMT duties, Howie also serves as MRVAS ALS officer as well as its representative to VT EMS District 6.“Howie has dedicated a good portion of his life to pre-hospital emergency medicine as well as serving his community. He has an intense interest in the delivery of nontraditional EMS education such as the design and execution of Tabletop and Full Scale Exercises intended to offer responders training in areas not often seen in the field ” stated Mark Podgwaite, Chair of Vermont EMS District 6 .Virginia Caffin, along with her husband Frank, starting Cabot Ambulance Service in 1966. She served Vermont EMS District 6 as EMS coordinator, trainer, and board member from its inception in 1972 until her death on March 29, 1999.
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The emergency department at CVMC started construction May 14th on the B-side and the docs room/AB nurses station. This phase will last approx. ten weeks and will be followed by another that will involve the c-side.
There will always be a minimum five foot path for ambulance traffic to get from the bay to C-side. The TCA will be accessed by traveling down the A-side and through the kitchen. Please excuse our mess for this time period and as there are many questions we don’t know ourselves, understand that things may move around.
For now linen should be accessed from the cart at the end of the C-side. We do not have wall space to keep the B-side linen cart because a temporary wall will be around the B-side, docs station and half way down the A-side. Lab stuff will be in a cabinet in the same location (by the c-side linen cart).
Please reach out to Jes Cullen or Keith Taylor for questions.
Ability to treat and transport to facilities such as Express Care, etc., treat and release and still get paid.
Link to an explanation of the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model
2019 -Per Dr Blum: Please provide a copy of your handoff form to MD/PA/NP who will be seeing your patient and to the nurse with your bedside report.
Continue to keep a copy to use when completing your siren report.
Annual meeting re-elected the slate of current officers.
Mark Podgwaite - Chair VAD#6
Chris Lamonda - Vice Chair VAD#6
Laurie Beth Putnam - Treasurer VAD#6
Sheila Brown Secretary VAD#6
Thanks for a job well done. Thanks to attendance of Districts reps, as the picture to the left shows the meeting as viewed by the head table!
Coming soon access to meeting from home computer or phone!
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Montpelier, Vermont – Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training. . This training is hosted by the State of Vermont, and is FREE.
The stress associated with law enforcement and other first response professions is enormous. Individuals working in these most stressful occupations also face the probability that at some point in their career they will also be affected by some type of traumatic or critical incident stress. This 4-hour workshop will provide first responders and/or their family members the information necessary to recognize the signs and symptoms of job-related stress, especially as it relates to suicide, and also provide them with strategies that will enable them to provide immediate support for individuals who may be considering suicide.
}A MCI Drill was held in Waitsfield in early April. Local Fire departments quickly made the scene safe and EMS services MRVAS, Waterbury and Northfield participated.
Dr. Blum's Stroke Presentation from September District training is mandatory to review in CentreLearn if you did not attend in person. It is a one-hour training and contains the presentation that Dr. Jared Blum gave in September with a small quiz at the end.
Dr. Blum wanted every responder in District Six to complete the training by no later than December 31, 2019.
An Email assignment notifier was sent around Nov 8.
The NREMT AEMT psychomotor exam will now accept any supraglottic airway. This means that iGel airways can now be used for testing, along with King LTDs, Combitubes, and LMAs.
This is effective June 1st, 2019.
Email Scott Bagg if you have any questions. Scott.Bagg@cvmc.org
District MCI Exercise – Scheduled for March 6, 2020, 0730 to begin at NERSA. Briefing at 0800. Personal vehicles park across the street, ambulances in parking lot. Start exercise at 0820 and be done by 1130 followed by lunch. Participation requirements: Fast Squads need to send 2 personnel; Ambulance services with 2 or more ambulances need to send 1 ambulance with a 2 person crew; Ambulance services with 1 ambulance, send 2 personnel. Email to follow with further instructions.
Sept 1st was our go live date for High Performance CPR in the district. That means everyone must be trained by then. We are pretty close.
AGAIN, THIS MEANS EVERYONE MUST BE TRAINED ON HIGH PERFORMANCE CPR BY SEPT 1.
VAD6 has trained over 201 people in high-performance CPR in the past year. All of them have been entered into CentreLearn, if their account is active.
Head of Service for each agency compare their current roster with the completed list below. If there are members that have obtained HPCPR through another means, please provide me their names so I can take them off of the list. Otherwise, each HOS is requested to provide a list of current D6 responders that have not attended HPCPR.
Contact your service training officer or Scott Bagg if you need HPCPR training