#GMVEMSC: GMVEMSC Research Committee Meeting - November 21st

**Please Note**


The next meeting of the GMVEMSC Research Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Please respond to this email with your attendance plans as lunch will be provided.




#GMVEMSC: Firefighter or EMT of the Year Award

The Greater Montgomery County Fire Chiefs Association (GMCFCA) is accepting nominations for the Firefighter or EMT of the Year Award.  This award is a great honor, and is presented at the joint GMCFCA and Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County Annual Installation and Awards Banquet. 


Many (probably all) departments in Montgomery County have personnel who are deserving of this award –let us know who they are!  Send your nominations to Chief Chad Follick of Vandalia Division of Fire at cfollick@vandaliaohio.org, or call Chief Follick at (937) 898-2261.


Please send all your nominations by as soon as possible, but no later than December 1, 2017.




#GMVEMSC: Most Up to Date and Accurate Information on Fentanyl Risks and PPE

Here are the most current guidance documents on issues related to risks from Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues (carfentanil, sufentanil, etc.).  A regional guidance document is under development, but these papers are very useful.  Please disseminate these widely with your personnel.


Myths and Facts paper from the Office of Health Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:  http://www.peaf.us/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/fentanyl-myths-facts-sep2017.pdf


White House paper. Nicely done..



If you want to know how these were developed, below is the paper that gives the science behind all this, that has been endorsed by numerous medical groups including our RPAB:  http://www.acmt.net/_Library/Fentanyl_Position/Fentanyl_PPE_Emergency_Responders_.pdf


Finally, there's a paper from the IAB that is also very good:  https://www.interagencyboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/IAB%20First%20Responder%20PPE%20and%20Decontamination%20Recommendations%20for%20Fentanyl.pdf


For short reads (one sheet each) the first two are highly recommended.




#GMVEMSC: Reminder: 2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS Quality Achievement Recognition Customer Webinar Tomorrow




Mission: Lifeline® EMS

A Case Study in Mission: Lifeline Participation


Thursday, November 16, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Advance Registration Required



Join us for our upcoming webinar, “A Case Study in Mission: Lifeline Participation”. Presenters Terri King and Danny Johns will discuss how their agency, Williamson County EMS (Georgetown, Texas), utilized data collection and analysis to drive decision-making and foster a culture of quality that ultimately resulted in their achieving Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition.


The webinar will also include a review of the 2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition data collection tool.


Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9108373402376820483


2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition resources are now available on the website. Feel free to review these documents and share them with your EMS partners.


Thank you



Alexander R. Kuhn

Senior Director, Quality and Systems Improvement


Great Rivers Affiliate

5455 North High Street  I  Columbus, Ohio 43214

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#GMVEMSC Training: Join Premier Health for a Cadaver Lab!

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Premier Health EMS Center of Excellence along with Miami Valley Hospital and Teleflex would like to invite you to join us for hands on cadaver lab. There will be a focus on airway management, and EZ-IO application.


When: November 28, 2017

Time: 1-1.5 hours Multiple sessions/times to choose from (see online registration for additional details)

Where: Crowne Plaza Dayton Harding Ballroom 33 E. 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402

Registration Require Online: http://teleflexcma.formstack.com/forms/miami_valley_hospital_airway_management_dayton_oh_2017_11_28&;


Questions? Contact Premier Health EMS Coordinator Elizabeth Evans ejevans@premierhealth.com or 937-438-4438


Elizabeth Evans

EMS Coordinator

Miami Valley South & Miami Valley Jamestown

Phone: 937-438-4438

Fax: 937-223-9314

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