#GMVEMSC: GMVEMSC Research Committee Meeting - Info for Today's

Good Morning!

 

At the last meeting we talked about community health/needs assessments, here is the link for the most recent community health assessment from PHDMC.

https://www.phdmc.org/report/community-health-assessment

Someone from PHDMC will be at the meeting today to discuss the findings of this and will also discuss ways you can do a community health assessment in your area or who you can contact.

 

We also have someone coming to speak about the OneFifteen center.

 

Please remember the location for the meeting today has changed.

Red Cross offices located at 370 W. 1st Street, Dayton, 45402. The meeting will be in the Haswell room.

 

Thanks

 

Laura E. Clark

Research Committee Chair

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

 

 

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC: LOCATION CHANGE - GMVEMSC Research Committee Meeting - Tuesday, October 15th, 12:00 p.m.

**Reminder**

 

The next meeting of the GMVEMSC Research Committee is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.. on Tuesday, October 15th.

 

**PLEASE NOTE**           Due to a scheduling conflict this meeting will be held in the Haswell Room at the Red Cross offices located at 370 W. 1st Street, Dayton, 45402.

Directions and parking information can be found at this link to their website: https://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/greater-cincinnati-dayton/about-us/locations/dayton-area-chapter.html.

 

Please email Sandy at gmvemsc@gdaha.org  with your attendance plans to ensure an accurate count for lunch.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Laura E. Clark

Research Committee Chair

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

 

 

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: FW: TECC Course Announcement

 

 

 



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#GMVEMSC Protocol: Lidocaine Syringe Shortage

Please see the below info from the Pharmacists regarding shortages of pre-filled Lidocaine syringes in the drug bags:


Lidocaine 2% 5ml syringes (pink box, intermediate pocket) are on drug shortage.

When necessary, they will be replaced with a lidocaine syringe kit including a 5ml vial of lidocaine 2%, a 10ml syringe, and a needle.



Please make sure all crews are aware of this potential situation with their drug bags. Also there may be no indications on the bags since this is a substitution instead of an omission.



 

John Russell

Chair, Standing Orders Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#GMVEMSC: FW: O.A.C. rules 4765-12-04 and 4765-16-04; proposed amendments open for public comment

ohio department of public safety - safety, service, protection

OHIO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Melvin House, Executive Director

www.ems.ohio.gov

 

 

Dear Stakeholder:

 

You are invited to offer public comment as outlined in this notice regarding proposed changes to rules 4765‑12-04 and 4765-16-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.).  These rules set forth the scope of practice standards established by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) for the emergency medical responder (EMR) and advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) certificates to practice.

 

The proposed rules, the link to submit comments, and additional information may be accessed electronically via EMS' Laws & Rules Overview website at https://www.ems.ohio.gov/laws.aspx at the heading Draft and Proposed Rules.

 

Public comments may be submitted through 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2019.

 

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC: ***Questbase***

 

***Questbase***

 

Questbase is now back up and working properly.  If you have any issues please let the education committee know.

 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC Protocol: ***Questbase***

 

***Questbase***

 

Questbase is now back up and working properly.  If you have any issues please let the education committee know.

 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: ***Questbase***

 

***Questbase***

 

Questbase is now back up and working properly.  If you have any issues please let the education committee know.

 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC Protocol: ****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

If anyone is trying to take a test that requires Questbase, you will receive an error message.  The message will say you can not connect to the server.  The education committee is aware of the issue.  We will advise when the problem is resolved. 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC: ****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

If anyone is trying to take a test that requires Questbase, you will receive an error message.  The message will say you can not connect to the server.  The education committee is aware of the issue.  We will advise when the problem is resolved. 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: ****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

****Questbase is currently having technical issues****

 

If anyone is trying to take a test that requires Questbase, you will receive an error message.  The message will say you can not connect to the server.  The education committee is aware of the issue.  We will advise when the problem is resolved. 

 

Chris Freeze

Chair, Education Committee

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH

(937) 424-2374

 

 

#GMVEMSC: GMVEMSC Standing Orders/ Education Committee Meeting - Tuesday, October 8th - 11:30 a.m.

**Reminder**

 

The next meeting of the Standing Orders/Education Committee is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8th at GDAHA (241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, 45402).

Please respond with your attendance plans to ensure an accurate count for lunch.

 

Thanks!

 

 

#GMVEMSC Protocol: GMVEMSC Standing Orders/ Education Committee Meeting - Tuesday, October 8th - 11:30 a.m.

**Reminder**

 

The next meeting of the Standing Orders/Education Committee is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8th at GDAHA (241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, 45402).

Please respond with your attendance plans to ensure an accurate count for lunch.

 

Thanks!

 

 

#GMVEMSC: Region 3 RPAB October 10th, 2019

 

The next meeting of the Region 3 RPAB will be held Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:30 at the WSU Dept. of EM offices on Southern Blvd.

 

Please forward agenda items to wmarriott@woh.rr.com

#GMVEMSC: FW: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2 2019, PART 1

First, a reminder:  tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 8 PM, the Quarterly Triage Day Drill (QTD) starts.  Second, the most common question we’ve gotten has been how can we scan the barcode if all the Training Tags have the same number? 

 

It’s true that the BLUE Training Tags all have the same number; that’s why we use the GREEN Drill Tags for QTDs.  Each tag has a unique number, and a bar code to match.  So all you have to do is scan the GREEN Triage Tag bar code (no names for this exercise), then enter three other things: 1)  Gender; 2) Triage Level (Red, Yellow, etc.); and Current Location (meaning which hospital or ED).

 

All the rest of the information about the QTD is below.

 


As discussed during multiple regional meetings, the region’s next Quarterly Triage Day (QTD) Drill will include some new procedures.  Our region has had numerous real-world events demonstrating how important it is that all EMS and hospital ED personnel have complete familiarity with MCI tools such as triage ribbons and tags, the RHNS, MCI radio talk groups, the Surgenet MCI page, and OHTrac.

·        OHTrac incident creation and the request for RHNS messages will be performed by selected personnel from around the region.  More about that in a separate email.

·        Because of the critical importance that OHTrac played in multiple incidents, the GDAHA West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Coalition is strongly recommending that every emergency department patient be entered into OHTrac during this 24 hours. 

o   Only four items need entered:  1)  Triage Tag # (do NOT enter patient names for this exercise); 2)  Gender; 3) Triage Level (Red, Yellow, etc.); and Current Location (meaning which hospital or ED).

o   By far the easiest method of OHTrac entry is by scanning the Triage Tag bar code, either using the OHTrac smartphone app or by using a barcode scanner that will connect via computer directly to OHTrac.

o   Even when patients are entered by EMS, for this drill, the Location should be entered as the hospital or ED.

o   Because all patients will be entered in OHTrac during this QTD, it is crucial that EMS apply a ribbon and triage tag on EVERY PATIENT.

o   Wherever possible, EMS is requested to enter patients into OHTrac, and note that on the Triage Tag.

·        The QTD will begin at 8:00 PM (2000 Hours) on October 1st, and continue until 8:00 PM (2000 Hours) the next day, October 2nd.  Please share this email with all ED and EMS personnel.

·         Hospitals will monitor MCI radios from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM (2000-2400) on the first day and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (0800-1200) the next day.  

·        EMS crews transporting patients to a hospital during these times should provide a brief, MCI-style report to the hospital over MCI radio talk groups.

 

During this exercise every patient should receive a triage ribbon and a GREEN triage tag.  Hospitals must update their GDAHA Surgenet MCI page at least once every 8 hours.

·        We encourage every EMS unit to look at the GDAHA Surgenet MCI page.  During an MCI, it’s a potentially invaluable tool to help your Transport Officer avoid overloading individual hospitals.  You can view it at https://gdaha.surgenet.org, the same website you use for Hospital Reroute information. 

·        If you don’t have a login (EMS agencies can use generic apparatus logins), or if your login doesn’t show the MCI section pictured on the attached QTD Flyer, just click the Request Access button.

 

There is more information in the attachments.  PLEASE POST THE FLYERS and help us get the word out to all line personnel, both in EMS and in EDs.

We updated the training materials in February.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go to http://gmvemsc.org/training-mcicomm.html, watch the video (the top video is for EMS, bottom video is for hospital personnel), then, regardless of which you watch, take the quiz at the bottom of the page to receive 1.5 Hours of Con Ed.

If you need additional GREEN triage tags or triage ribbons, contact GDAHA or Dayton MMRS. 

At the conclusion of your shift or the end of the drill, please take a couple of minutes to complete a feedback form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTDFeedback or by scanning this QR code with your phone 

 

Thank you for participating in QTD drills to help our region be better prepared for mass casualty incidents of all types.  Two more short emails will follow.


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#GMVEMSC Training: FW: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2 2019, PART 1

First, a reminder:  tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 8 PM, the Quarterly Triage Day Drill (QTD) starts.  Second, the most common question we’ve gotten has been how can we scan the barcode if all the Training Tags have the same number? 

 

It’s true that the BLUE Training Tags all have the same number; that’s why we use the GREEN Drill Tags for QTDs.  Each tag has a unique number, and a bar code to match.  So all you have to do is scan the GREEN Triage Tag bar code (no names for this exercise), then enter three other things: 1)  Gender; 2) Triage Level (Red, Yellow, etc.); and Current Location (meaning which hospital or ED).

 

All the rest of the information about the QTD is below.

 


As discussed during multiple regional meetings, the region’s next Quarterly Triage Day (QTD) Drill will include some new procedures.  Our region has had numerous real-world events demonstrating how important it is that all EMS and hospital ED personnel have complete familiarity with MCI tools such as triage ribbons and tags, the RHNS, MCI radio talk groups, the Surgenet MCI page, and OHTrac.

·        OHTrac incident creation and the request for RHNS messages will be performed by selected personnel from around the region.  More about that in a separate email.

·        Because of the critical importance that OHTrac played in multiple incidents, the GDAHA West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Coalition is strongly recommending that every emergency department patient be entered into OHTrac during this 24 hours. 

o   Only four items need entered:  1)  Triage Tag # (do NOT enter patient names for this exercise); 2)  Gender; 3) Triage Level (Red, Yellow, etc.); and Current Location (meaning which hospital or ED).

o   By far the easiest method of OHTrac entry is by scanning the Triage Tag bar code, either using the OHTrac smartphone app or by using a barcode scanner that will connect via computer directly to OHTrac.

o   Even when patients are entered by EMS, for this drill, the Location should be entered as the hospital or ED.

o   Because all patients will be entered in OHTrac during this QTD, it is crucial that EMS apply a ribbon and triage tag on EVERY PATIENT.

o   Wherever possible, EMS is requested to enter patients into OHTrac, and note that on the Triage Tag.

·        The QTD will begin at 8:00 PM (2000 Hours) on October 1st, and continue until 8:00 PM (2000 Hours) the next day, October 2nd.  Please share this email with all ED and EMS personnel.

·         Hospitals will monitor MCI radios from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM (2000-2400) on the first day and from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (0800-1200) the next day.  

·        EMS crews transporting patients to a hospital during these times should provide a brief, MCI-style report to the hospital over MCI radio talk groups.

 

During this exercise every patient should receive a triage ribbon and a GREEN triage tag.  Hospitals must update their GDAHA Surgenet MCI page at least once every 8 hours.

·        We encourage every EMS unit to look at the GDAHA Surgenet MCI page.  During an MCI, it’s a potentially invaluable tool to help your Transport Officer avoid overloading individual hospitals.  You can view it at https://gdaha.surgenet.org, the same website you use for Hospital Reroute information. 

·        If you don’t have a login (EMS agencies can use generic apparatus logins), or if your login doesn’t show the MCI section pictured on the attached QTD Flyer, just click the Request Access button.

 

There is more information in the attachments.  PLEASE POST THE FLYERS and help us get the word out to all line personnel, both in EMS and in EDs.

We updated the training materials in February.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go to http://gmvemsc.org/training-mcicomm.html, watch the video (the top video is for EMS, bottom video is for hospital personnel), then, regardless of which you watch, take the quiz at the bottom of the page to receive 1.5 Hours of Con Ed.

If you need additional GREEN triage tags or triage ribbons, contact GDAHA or Dayton MMRS. 

At the conclusion of your shift or the end of the drill, please take a couple of minutes to complete a feedback form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTDFeedback or by scanning this QR code with your phone 

 

Thank you for participating in QTD drills to help our region be better prepared for mass casualty incidents of all types.  Two more short emails will follow.


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