BLS CPAP

Based on the results of a demonstration project, at the September 9, 2014 meeting of the New York State Emergency Medical Service Advisory Council (SEMSCO), the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) in Basic Life Support (BLS) EMS agencies was approved. The SEMAC approval was granted with the specific condition that an EMS service wishing to use a CPAP device at the BLS level, be granted approval by their Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) and that each EMT complete an approved training program. The Commissioner of Health has approved the addition of CPAP as a part of the scope of practice for certified EMTs in New York State.

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Send your forms to:
Attn: BLS CPAP
Lake Plains Community Care Network, Inc.
575 East Main Street

Batavia, NY 14020