#GMVEMSC Training: FW: Ohio EMS Medical Director Conf - Registration Open!

Registration is open for the Ohio EMS Medical Directors' Conference on November 14, 2019.

 

Please share this link to encourage people to register – thank you!

 

The link includes the agenda.

 

https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=%5bUNIQID%5d&u=7544eaeefbe8d0ba14d74257e&id=2a0fbe60db

 

 

 Should you have any questions please contact me.

 

Thank you,

 

Valerie S. Koker

Administrative Assistant to Director House

EMFTS Board Secretary & EMS Stars Coordinator

Division of Emergency Medical Services

Ohio Department of Public Safety

1970 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio  43218

(614) 644-0616

(614) 466-9461 FAX

       

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 




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#GMVEMSC: FW: 4766-5 amended, rescinded, and new rules filed with JCARR; public hearing scheduled for October 16, 2019

 

ohio department of public safety - safety, service, protection

OHIO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Melvin House, Executive Director

www.ems.ohio.gov

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code (RC).

The rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 4766-5 (air medical rules) were filed for five- year review with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on September 13, 2019.

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. in Room 1106 at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43223.

Amendments include requiring that applications be complete, received by the license expiration date, and include service tax ID or EIN number and medical director contact information and license number, and fees are nonrefundable.  A temporary permit fee and process have been added, replacing the previous process for a temporary permit. An incorporated by reference rule has been added.

DISCLAIMER:  THIS IS A SUMMARY OF KEY CHANGES ONLY. NOT ALL OF THE CHANGES ARE LISTED.  PLEASE REFER TO THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL RULE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CHANGES FOR EACH RULE

Please review the “Emergency Medical Services” rules and information about the public hearing scheduled for October 16, 2019, at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) “Administrative Rules” Web page.

The proposed rules and filing information can also be reviewed at the Register of Ohio.

Contact the Division of EMS about the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services (EMFTS) or division administrative rules at ems.rules@dps.ohio.gov.

 


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#GMVEMSC: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2 Part 3: Sign Up for OhTrac/RHNS "Lottery"

 

During Quarterly Triage Day on October 1st and 2nd, we will emphasize use of all MCI Communications Tools.  In the past, GDAHA has created the OHTrac incident and the Regional Hospital Notification System message.  This time, we’re going to select some of you for those tasks. 

 

In each case (creating the OHTrac incident, and sending out the RHNS message), all it takes is a phone call.  We’ll provide you with the “script,” and the phone numbers.  You make the call!

 

We’ll select four or five people for this from anywhere in the region.  If you would like to be considered for this, just click the link below and fill out the short form. Again, if you’re selected, we’ll provide all the information you need.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVWHH8S

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2 Part 3: Sign Up for OhTrac/RHNS "Lottery"

 

During Quarterly Triage Day on October 1st and 2nd, we will emphasize use of all MCI Communications Tools.  In the past, GDAHA has created the OHTrac incident and the Regional Hospital Notification System message.  This time, we’re going to select some of you for those tasks. 

 

In each case (creating the OHTrac incident, and sending out the RHNS message), all it takes is a phone call.  We’ll provide you with the “script,” and the phone numbers.  You make the call!

 

We’ll select four or five people for this from anywhere in the region.  If you would like to be considered for this, just click the link below and fill out the short form. Again, if you’re selected, we’ll provide all the information you need.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVWHH8S

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2, Part 2: Additional Information on OHTrac & App

For those of you who haven’t yet used OHTrac, this email will let you know how to sign up for, and operate OHTrac during an MCI, whether real-world, or an exercise such as the QTD.  We hope to have as many people as possible use OHTrac during the Quarterly Triage Day, and enter EVERY ED patient for 24 hours.  Below is a link to a brief PowerPoint on OHTrac and how to use it. Here’s how to quickly sign up.

 

Getting an OHTrac Log-In:

  • Talk with your agency/hospital to see if they have access and if they have added you as a user.  Facility Administrators can add new users to existing facilities.
  • If your agency doesn’t have access yet, go tohttps://gdaha.surgenet.org and click on Request Access.  Each agency should have at least two “facility administrators” who then approve other personnel or apparatus access.  Once your Request for Access has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Regional Hospital Coordinator who will add your agency to OHTrac and associate your user name with that agency.

 

Downloading the OHTrac App:

  • Go to the Google Play or App store and Download the free App
    •  or  
  • Use the log-in provided by your hospital/agency to get access
  • Once you are in the app, select the correct incident
  • Click on the Bar Code or “Add Patients” button to begin adding patients using your mobile device

 

For more details please go to https://www.ems.ohio.gov/links/IntroductionOHTracApp.pptx.

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: Quarterly Triage Day Oct 1-2, Part 2: Additional Information on OHTrac & App

For those of you who haven’t yet used OHTrac, this email will let you know how to sign up for, and operate OHTrac during an MCI, whether real-world, or an exercise such as the QTD.  We hope to have as many people as possible use OHTrac during the Quarterly Triage Day, and enter EVERY ED patient for 24 hours.  Below is a link to a brief PowerPoint on OHTrac and how to use it. Here’s how to quickly sign up.

 

Getting an OHTrac Log-In:

  • Talk with your agency/hospital to see if they have access and if they have added you as a user.  Facility Administrators can add new users to existing facilities.
  • If your agency doesn’t have access yet, go tohttps://gdaha.surgenet.org and click on Request Access.  Each agency should have at least two “facility administrators” who then approve other personnel or apparatus access.  Once your Request for Access has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Regional Hospital Coordinator who will add your agency to OHTrac and associate your user name with that agency.

 

Downloading the OHTrac App:

  • Go to the Google Play or App store and Download the free App
    •  or  
  • Use the log-in provided by your hospital/agency to get access
  • Once you are in the app, select the correct incident
  • Click on the Bar Code or “Add Patients” button to begin adding patients using your mobile device

 

For more details please go to https://www.ems.ohio.gov/links/IntroductionOHTracApp.pptx.

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

#GMVEMSC: GMVEMS Council Meeting - Tuesday, September 24th - 2:00 p.m.

Good afternoon,

The next meeting of the GMVEMSC is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at GDAHA on Tuesday, September 24th.

In preparation for the meeting attached please find the draft minutes from the July 23rd meeting and an agenda.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks!
Sandy

 

 

Sandy Lehrter

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

Greater Miami Valley EMS Council

 

p: 937.424.2374  |  m: 937.307.6553

w: https://gdaha.org  e: slehrter@gdaha.org

a: 241 Taylor St. Suite 130 Dayton, OH 45402

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: FW: Sinclair EMS Instructor Course

SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMS DEPARTMENT

OHIO EMS INTRUCTOR COURSE - 2019

COURSE INFORMATION – Registration Attached

#GMVEMSC Jobs: FW: Riverside FD Full time Posting

JOB POSTING **UPDATED**

**FEMA SAFER AWARDED**

 

FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

 

September 19, 2019

 

The City of Riverside was awarded the FEMA SAFER Grant for three (3) Fulltime firefighter paramedics and is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the positions. 

 

A City of Riverside Firefighter/Paramedic must be willing to work as part of a team and build professional relationships with staff, colleagues, co-workers, elected officials, community leaders, and citizens.  This position requires a physically fit professional who has a passion to provide efficient professional Fire/EMS services with outstanding communication and leadership skills.

 

The pay range for the position is $18.45-$24.19/hour.  The Firefighter/Paramedic works a 24/48 schedule as subject to current union contract. 

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have State of Ohio EMT-P, a current State of Ohio Level II Firefighter Certification, Hazardous Material Operations Certificate, and a valid Ohio Driver's License at the time of appointment.  The candidate selected for hire must agree to not use tobacco or nicotine containing products, obtain a State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector Certification, be cleared as a primary care giver on the Medic and become a certified Engine Driver/Operator within 12 months of their start date in order to successfully complete their probationary period.  All certifications must be maintained during employment. The applicant must comply with all job description requirements throughout employment. The Fire Chief may waive certain minimum requirements to ensure an adequate candidate pool.

 

Lateral Entry: Candidates presently working as a full-time firefighter-paramedic may be considered for a lateral entry pay range and vacation accrual credit with prior government service.

 

Examination Process: A National Testing Network (NTN) exam must be completed by Monday, October 14, 2019. https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/. Applicants will be processed for further testing from this list.  Obtain a passing score of at least 70% to be considered for employment. Conditional offer testing examinations may include, but not limited to: physical fitness examination, medical examination including drug screen, psychological and/or psychiatric examination, CVT testing, background investigation, personality assessment and personal interviews.  The duration of the list will be six months, with possible extension to twelve months, or until exhausted.

 

Application Process: **MUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS** Candidates interested in applying for a Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic position with the Riverside Fire Department shall submit a completed application and resume, copy of your driver's license, and all applicable certifications to the attention of Assistant City Manager Chris Lohr clohr@riversideoh.gov  or 5200 Springfield St. Ste 100, Riverside OH 45431no later than Friday, October 11, 2019 by 8:00 A.M..  Any missing documentation or incomplete application will void the applicant from the process.

A detailed job description and application can be found at www.riversideoh.gov.  After submitting an application, the applicant will be given instructions on how register for the NTN exam to be completed by Monday, October 14, 2019 at any National Testing Network centers.

 

One test is currently scheduled at Sinclair Community College on September 25, 2019 at 9:00 am. Other are available in the region. Refer to NTN website for locations and times.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS SCHEDULE:

             Applications Accepted: August 26, 2019 – October 11, 2019

             National Testing Network Exam deadline – October 14, 2019

             Notification to candidates invited to next steps: October 14 - 18, 2019

             Oral Boards and Physical Assessment Centers: Weeks of October 21st and 28th

             Background Investigations & second Interviews: Week of November 4th 

             Conditional offers: Week of October 18th

             Pension Physical & Pre employment Exams: November as schedule permits

             Finalization of Offers and start date: Early December

 

***The City of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer***

#GMVEMSC Training: *** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

*** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

 

The Education and Standing Orders committees are working to update the functions of the database to make it more user friendly. 

The goal is to have this process completed prior to 2020 Protocol testing. 

 

Department Administrators- Please make sure that all members have an active account in the database with a valid accessible email. 

 

Proctors and Skill Evaluators- Please make sure that your email in the database is valid.

 

Training will be available once the database is functioning properly.  You may experience some issues while Paperless Health is making changes

 

If you have immediate needs or questions, contact:

Chris Freeze, Education Chair- crfreeze@premierhealth.com

Or

Michael Guadagno, Education Co-Chair- Michael.guadagno@washingtontwp.org

 

#GMVEMSC: *** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

*** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

 

The Education and Standing Orders committees are working to update the functions of the database to make it more user friendly. 

The goal is to have this process completed prior to 2020 Protocol testing. 

 

Department Administrators- Please make sure that all members have an active account in the database with a valid accessible email. 

 

Proctors and Skill Evaluators- Please make sure that your email in the database is valid.

 

Training will be available once the database is functioning properly.  You may experience some issues while Paperless Health is making changes

 

If you have immediate needs or questions, contact:

Chris Freeze, Education Chair- crfreeze@premierhealth.com

Or

Michael Guadagno, Education Co-Chair- Michael.guadagno@washingtontwp.org

 

#GMVEMSC Protocol: *** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

*** UPDATES COMING TO THE GMVEMSC Database***

 

The Education and Standing Orders committees are working to update the functions of the database to make it more user friendly. 

The goal is to have this process completed prior to 2020 Protocol testing. 

 

Department Administrators- Please make sure that all members have an active account in the database with a valid accessible email. 

 

Proctors and Skill Evaluators- Please make sure that your email in the database is valid.

 

Training will be available once the database is functioning properly.  You may experience some issues while Paperless Health is making changes

 

If you have immediate needs or questions, contact:

Chris Freeze, Education Chair- crfreeze@premierhealth.com

Or

Michael Guadagno, Education Co-Chair- Michael.guadagno@washingtontwp.org

 

#GMVEMSC Training: FW: ODOT Traffic Incident Management (OTIM) Training

 

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OHIO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Melvin House, Executive Director

www.ems.ohio.gov

 

 

Ohio Traffic Incident Management (OTIM) Training! 

On behalf of ODOT’s Office of Traffic Management, just a reminder that registration is currently open for multiple sessions of the new Ohio Traffic Incident Management (OTIM) Training!  These free, 2-hour class sessions will be of interest to anyone who responds to incidents impacting the roadway transportation system, such as Fire Departments, EMS, Law Enforcement (Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol), DOT, Public Works, EPA, EMA, Towing and Recovery, and Highway Construction Companies.

Depending on the location, the OTIM classes have been scheduled for either morning (8:30am to 11:00am) or afternoon (12:30pm to 3:00pm).  Based on the high level of interest in northwest Ohio, a second session has recently been added for Bowling Green (October 1st – afternoon).

October 1 (a.m.) – Bowling Green 

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Booked to full capacity with registrants.

October 1 (p.m.) – Bowling Green       

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New!  Click here to register.

October 2 (a.m.) – New Philadelphia  

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October 3 (a.m.) – Akron                        

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October 8 (a.m.) – Garfield Heights    

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October 9 (a.m.) – Lebanon                   

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October 10 (a.m.) – Chillicothe            

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October 16 (a.m.) – Marietta                

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October 17 (p.m.) – Ashland                 

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October 22 (a.m.) – Delaware              

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October 23 (p.m.) – Lima                       

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October 29 (p.m.) – Lebanon                

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October 30 (p.m.) – Delaware              

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Ohio LTAP is managing the registration process for all participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Registrations will be processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.

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To access a PDF flyer for this course topic, click here.

If you have general questions about the OTIM training, please contact Jim Roth, ODOT OTIM Training Facilitator at 614-752-0438 or Jim.Roth@dot.ohio.gov.

If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Ohio LTAP by phone or email.

The Ohio LTAP Center

1980 W. Broad Street, Mail Stop #1240

Columbus, OH 43223

614-387-7359 or 1-877-800-0031 (Toll Free in Ohio)