Notes from the VT EMS Leadership Call this past Thursday, 2/2/17
EMS Rules – annotated:
EMS Rules – Clean version:
EMS District Six
UPDATED: Meeting Date Change 3/21/17!
Training Community Meeting 1800 Board Meeting 1900
(Regular Meeting date 3/14/17 Postponed due to Blizzard)
NERSA 1 Graves Street, Montpelier, VT
(Road to 3 Mile Bridge Rd-Middlesex )
Ask your service leaders if your service
is an active participant in VAD6 management..
Statewide Meetings about Paramedicine in Vermont
Aug 9-12 Click for details
MANY Thanks to Joe Aldsworth for his time that he served as the chair and for the road he paved for us as a district to go forward.
The following officers were elected/appointed at the annual meeting, April 25th.
Chair. Lawton Rutter
Vice Chair. Joe Aldsworth
Treasure Laurie Beth Putnam
Secretary. Veronica Collins- Lowe
Training Coordinator. Scott Bagg
Medical Advisor. Jared Blum, MD
Meetings will be on even months for the full board, second Tuesday at 7pm with the Exec Board to meet monthly to take care of the fiscal aspect of running the district.
The district is looking at updating the bylaws to utilize technology to make participation easier for all services.
Emergency Medical Responder Course (EMR)
Cabot Ambulance Service is offering a First Responder Course- Details see Syllabus link
Classes held at Cabot Station,
Classes will be Thursday nights from 1830-2130 pm & Occasional Saturday 9-12
Presented by Meredith Koch, MS, BS, NREMT
Meredith began volunteering in EMS at the age of 14, quickly finding a passion for patient care and medical
devices. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Boston
College and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanics from the University of Vermont.
General CPR recommendations: Updated guidelines continue to emphasis high-quality CPR: compressing the chest at an adequate rate and depth, allowing complete chest recoil after each compression, minimizing interruptions in compressions, and avoiding excessive ventilation. The recommended chest compression rate is 100 to 120/min (updated from at least 100/min). The clarified recommendation for chest compression depth for adults is at least 2 inches (5cm) but not greater than 2.4 inches (6cm). Integrated teams of highly trained rescuers may use a choreographed approach that accomplishes multiple steps and assessments simultaneously rather than the sequential manner used by individual rescuers. Where EMS systems have adopted bundles of care involving continuous chest compressions, the use of passive ventilation techniques may be considered as part of that bundle for victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
Vermont EMS Awards will be presented at the State House during National EMS Week– May 15th – 21st, 2016. This year we will be presenting the following traditional awards, including two additional ones:
Please take a moment to review the following criteria and consider nominating an individual or organization you feel is worthy of recognition.
VAD #6 Service Recognition 2017 Due May 5th
Please submit names, (spelling counts) credentials and years of service for those on your roster who have achieved 20 or 30 years of VT EMS service, (and have not yet been recognized) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Williamstown Water Polo Tournament
Free Friendly competition for Fire & EMS
May 20th 130 pm
Williamstown Public Safety building, as part of Memorial Day activities. See link for more details.
Reminder: CVMC ER PREFERS you transmit your report
via radio whenever possible.
News, announcements, classes training items removed from the active pages are places here, most recent on top,
Emergency Medical Responder Course
Mad River Valley Ambulance Service is offering a First Responder Course open to VAD6 members.
Classes held at MRVAS Station, Rt 100 For Waitsfield
Classes will be Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm.
For more information contact: Bob Bower email@example.com
May 15-21st is EMS Week! The Vermont Department of Health will be hosting an EMS Day on the State House Lawn on Tuesday, May 17th from 10:30am – 1:30pm to celebrate and highlight the importance of EMS in our communities, and to thank providers for their dedication and service. The rain date will be Friday, May 20.
Vermont EMS week
RED Button Below will take you to a the VAD#6 calendar site which lists training, meetings, classes.
Please submit your calendar items to:
ACLS and PALS recertification
BTEMS is holding an ACLS and PALS recertification course on January 19th (Thursday) and 25th (Wednesday).
The course will be held at the Barre Town Office 116 Websterville Road from 0900-1600. The course fee is $75 per day. I
Please take the precourse test prior to each class.
Go to: www.heart.org/eccstudent
ACLS code: acls15
PALS code: pals15
Bring a copy of the completion certificates.
Course questions or to sign up contact Jonathan Cullen: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a lot of very cool events planned for the day, including Sidewalk CPR training, a “50 Years of EMS Museum”, technical team displays/demos, and of course, the presentation of annual EMS awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual or service, and to share their important contribution to our communities with the public!
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District Training with Jared Blum MD
September 26 @ 1900 CVMC Conf room
Topics: Case Reviews. Review: Precipitous Deliveries
and Post delivery care.
Save the date: Special District Training
Tuesday January 24th 6pm-8pm
Norwich University – Kreitzberg Library
Surviving Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are far more complex than they may initially appear and often affect the younger end of the patient spectrum. A first hand account will be given of how the decisions the paramedics, the trauma team, the surgeons, and rehabilitation providers made led to an L1 paraplegic being able to walk, ski, androck climb again. Focus on current treatment and protocols.
"One of the best EMS training I have ever attended" Scott Bagg
Open to All EMS providers Free
Please RSVP to Scott.Bagg@cvmc.org
A CME District training was held at CVMC on June 18th from 11-2. Thank you Medical Director Dr. Blum for recruiting this high caliper presentation for the district.
This is to warn the annual Vt Ambulance district #6 annual meeting will be: Tuesday April 25,2017 at 1900 hrs at NERSA
This meeting is for annual election of officers the election committee will be Steve Tirsch and Doug Jasman any and all nominations can be made through them or from the floor that night .
The last day for Virginia Caffin awards will be Tuesday, APRIL 25,2017 by the end of the annual meeting the nominations committee for the award will be Sheila Brown, Lauriebeth Putnam and Dr. Blum.
The annual meeting is very important and we really need to see a representative from each squad to be present if you cannot be a regular participating member we understand please have your service appoint someone that can play an active role we have come a long way and still have more to go. We have been able to turn the district on solid footing be progressive within the state and continue to build a solid educational delivery system that we all can be proud of. So thank you for a great year and let's continue the progress of building a strong foundation of learning and stability the district needs for the ever changing future and face of EMS.
for Feb 11th EMT exam at Barre Voc Center, Spaulding HS
$100 Stipend available
We really need AEMT/Paramedic evaluators. Can anyone help us out??
Please e-mail Scott Bagg at email@example.com if you willing and able to help out.
Paramedic Intercept Plan
The EMS District Six Board approved a proposed Paramedic Intercept Plan for all EMS District Six services, effective July 1, 2016. After ninety days, the subcommittee of the board will meet again to determine its impact on services and resources. Click for a link to the pdf of the VAD6 Paramedic Intercept Plan. District Six personnel can complete Paramedic Intercept Plan training on LearnEMS. (Centrelearn)
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Jared.Blum@cvmc.org or Scott.Bagg@cvmc.org
Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMT)
Mad River Ambulance, Waterbury Ambulance & Middlesex Fast squad is teaming together to offer a EMT Course- Details see Syllabus link
Classes held at Middlesex Fire Station, 55 Welch Park Drive Middlesex (across fro VSP Barracks)
Classes will be Wednesday nights from 1830-2130 pm & Every Other Saturday 9-3
CME Audit credits availble
for Oct 14th EMT exam at Northfield High School
Please e-mail Scott Bagg at firstname.lastname@example.org if you willing and able to help out.