The new EMS Advisory Committee held their first meeting recently and identified some information we need to gather. Please review the following and be prepared to share you info at the District Board meeting. Let me know of any questions
Has there been a financial burden or staff burden associated with credentialing.
How much in additional payroll cost? Administrative cost?
How much in additional Labor / Volunteer time?
Has the credentialing requirements directly resulted in loss of personnel?
Dropped off rosters?
Walked away / Quit?
Have services completed annual credentialing?
Which method is being used to complete the requirement?
Other comments about credentialing?
VT EMS District 6, PO Box 01, Northfield Falls, VT 05664-0001
The District 6 Mission Statement
"To coordinate quality pre-hospital care in a patient centered system through education, cooperation, and commitment”
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Please stop at Charge Station on arrival for patient to answer a few questions about name and date of birth.
Radio Transmission to CVMC
Dr. Blum and Jess Cullen would like us to shorten our radio reports in order to free up the air for other services. They just need “initials and DOB” and enough information to assign the patient appropriately upon arrival. Both radio air-time and charge nurse attention is both valuable and Dr. Blum/Jess want to use both effectively. Jess provided the format below that could be used for our radio reports. Please see Dr. Blum or Jessica Cullen (in the ED) if you have questions.
District 6 Radio Report
B: Chief Complaint
D: Critical Findings
E: Interventions provided
Center Learn Reminder:
All EMS providers are required to maintain a center learn account. Protocols are being updated, online training will soon be assigned, so please log in, check your status and contact your training officer/head of service if you have difficulty.
Subject: COMPUTER ACCESS FOR EMS
The computer that is set up in the family room will become a “kiosk” type logon for family use to check email, etc. when they are here with a critical patient and using the family room.
EMS will be assigned a laptop for their documentation. The laptop will be kept at the charge desk and will be for EMS documenting use only. This will give EMS the flexibility to find an unoccupied area to document with needed computer access.
Currently the computer in the EMS room is set up with a generic login for EMS and is being left logged in with patient information available for viewing by whoever uses that computer. This is a privacy issue.
The laptop will be setup with the same generic login that EMS is currently using but will be secure.
2018 -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.
Save the date
District Training with Jared Blum MD
October 23 from 6:30 to 8:30
January 22, 6:30 to 8:30
The District 6 Board Meetings
The Vt EMS District #6 Board meets the second Tuesday of EVEN numbered Months At Central Vermont Medical Center
VAD 6 Board Meeting
September 11, 2018 @ 1900
Completed service renewals will be collected at the meeting.
EMS District Six Exam is being held on Saturday, October 13th at the Northfield High School.
The time has come once again for our annual District Six practical examination. And once again, we are looking for help from all services! It is the expectation that every D6 service with provide personnel to help.
The next EMS District Six Exam is being held on Saturday, October 13th at the Northfield High School. Participants should arrive by 8:30am and must not be on duty for an ambulance service. I am projecting that everyone should be clear by no later than 4:30pm.
Please e-mail Scott Bagg at email@example.com if you willing and able to help out.