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Pennsylvania EMS Providers

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Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Comment by Charissa on March 3, 2009 at 8:49pm
We're being trained in CPAP also, but I don't know if it's been placed on the trucks yet? Ken, Mike, do you know if it has? I don't think yet, but I think they're planning on it sometime in the near future.
Comment by Charissa on March 3, 2009 at 8:48pm
Hey Mike,
I've heard the same as you. Not in the BLS protocols as of yet. I do know that some of the EMTs at Danville have been talking about it, but that is just what I've overheard at Geisinger. I know if I was trained I wouldn't have a problem with it (but I have more experience than the regular EMT-B.) However, if some of the EMTs I know had that same training, it would be very scary.
Comment by EMSDoc on March 3, 2009 at 7:15pm
Hey all, I just wanted to give the heads up about a training opportunity for those interested:

Tactical Operator Medical Skills Program -- Basic. April 16-19th, Limerick PA.

TOMSP-Basic is a 4 day hands on intensive program designed to train medical and tactical providers how to integrate basic and advanced medical skills into the tactical environment. The program not only covers the technical skills required to provide life-saving care under fire, but also covers the equally important "behind the scenes" topics of medical intelligence, preventive medicine, occupational health, and sports medicine. Morning didactic sessions are followed up with all interactive afternoon activities designed to encourage student learning and education.

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Comment by Eric on March 2, 2009 at 10:11pm
BLS crews in my area are being trained on using CPAP. I have have'nt run accross a crew that has put one on their trucks yet. We'll see that that goes.
Comment by Eric on March 2, 2009 at 8:59pm
You make a good point Ken. EMT-B's need to focus of BLS skills like accurate vital signs, BLS airway management, pateint assessment etc.) and not worry about the more invasive skills.
Comment by Robin Renfrew on March 2, 2009 at 8:03pm
When is that coming to the western side of the state? I have yet to hear of this from anyone here, and I'm an instructor. Are the EMTs trained in the indications/contraindications? I agree with Ken, this is NOT good.
Comment by Ken Roberts on March 2, 2009 at 7:58pm
Just wondering what everyone thinks of the fact that EMT-B's are now able to utilize and carry the King airway. I know from an employee at Danville ambulance that they indeed have them on their BLS rigs and had gone through a 3 hour training class on them from our state medical director. I for one am against this as you can now become an EMT-B in as little as two weeks.
Comment by Heather on February 19, 2009 at 1:50pm
The Senate version will be SB 240; however, the language of the senate bill has not been released yet.
Comment by John W. Magyar on February 19, 2009 at 1:18pm
1. Pa. House Bill 468 (revised EMS Law) has been published
2. NEW HIPAA (revised regulations from US govt.) See PWW Website
3. Red Flag Rule deadline is approaching - See PWW Website
Comment by John W. Magyar on February 5, 2009 at 12:47am
To all interested in the results of the 2-4-09 mtg. @ Country Cupboard.
Nobody else was able to make it except 2 of us so we just had a great buffet dinner and shot the breeze. If anyone is still interested in setting another date for a mtg. please email me:
Thanks, John

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