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Oishei's Childrens Hospital Number

posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:39 AM by Lake Plains Admin

Effective at 7 am this Friday November 10, 2017.

 

 

Children’s Hospital in Buffalo will change their medical control number when the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opens. 

 

The Hospital disposition code will not change (937).

 

The new medical control number will be 716-323-2110.

 

The hospital main number will be 716- 323-2000.

Fentanyl Safety

posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:51 AM by Lake Plains Admin

With the rise of Opioid usage in the country, information is being put out regarding the safety of EMS providers who find themselves exposed to this danger. Please read and ensure that others are informed. Printable posters are available. 

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

The increased prevalence of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the illicit drug market means that first responders need to understand how to protect themselves from exposure in the field.  Law enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel must balance safety with mobility and efficiency when responding to scenes where the presence of fentanyl is suspected.

The Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders provides unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected during the course of their daily activities such as responding to overdose calls and conducting traffic stops, arrests, and searches. 

The Recommendations do not comprehensively address all scenarios. Other activities may require additional protective actions such as when conducting field testing, executing search warrants, collecting, transporting, and storing evidence, conducting special operations such as hazardous material incident response, executing search warrants on opioid-related processing or distribution sites, or participating in other tactical operations.

The Recommendations fall into three specific categories:

  • Actions first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure.
  • Actions first responders can take when exposure occurs.
  • Actions first responders can take when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication.

Please click here to access a printable version of the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders that is best suited for 8.5” X 11” paper.  Please click here to access a printable version that is best suited for 11” X 17” and larger.

Trauma Survey

posted Oct 17, 2017, 10:35 AM by Lake Plains Admin

The RTAC (regional trauma action committee) is asking for all providers assistance. They are asking that you take 2 minutes to complete the survey located in the link below. Please just take a moment, they will appreciate it greatly. Please be sure to pass this along to other providers. 

Tour of the New Children's Hospital

posted Sep 19, 2017, 9:49 AM by Lake Plains Admin

Greetings Everyone,

Representatives of the John R Oishei Children's hospital will be on hand for EMS on October 10, 2017 at 1900hrs to conduct tours of the facility. Please click on the flyer for more information. 

Child Seat Safety Check

posted Sep 18, 2017, 5:03 AM by Lake Plains Admin

Greetings everyone,

The City of Batavia Fire Department is hosting a child seat safety check at their Fire hall this Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 between 10am and 2pm. For information please see the attached flyer.

Second Opportunity for WREMAC Preceptor course

posted Sep 12, 2017, 6:20 AM by Lake Plains Admin

Our partners over at UB/MD are hosting a second class for WREMAC Preceptor. If for some reason you are unable to attend the upcoming class, perhaps this is more opportunistic for you. 

WREMAC Preceptor Training Course

Tuesday, October 24

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wyoming County Fire Training Center

3651 Wethersfield Road

Only candidates who have been approved by his/her Medical Director will be permitted to take the course. It is each candidate’s responsibility to obtain this approval prior to the course. A brief e-mail from the Medical Director can be sent to: ubmdems@buffalo.edu

Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 17th.

Parking at UMMC

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:55 AM by Lake Plains Admin

To all Ambulance Companies:

UMMC is doing some parking lot sealing so please be aware if you transport to the ER. Here is the message that was received this morning:

Good Morning,

 

The nursing supervisor from UMMC contacted us indicating that they are doing driveway sealing near the Emergency Room entrance.  They are requesting that all EMS agencies be notified that ambulances cannot park in the ER loop, but they can still walk up the side walk with the stretcher and come in the normal entrance.  This is in effect now.

 

Please forward to your EMS agency contacts.

 

Thanks

Jason W. Holman

Senior Emergency Services Dispatcher


WREMAC Preceptor Course

posted Sep 8, 2017, 10:10 AM by Lake Plains Admin

Anyone interested in becoming a WREMAC Preceptor for their agency please see the following information. To register make sure to contact Sean Hulsman.  I have attached the flyer for more information and qualifications. 

ECMC policy change on EMS equipment

posted Sep 7, 2017, 2:02 PM by Lake Plains Admin

A new policy has come out on equipment left at ECMC. Please read the following policy to understand. Thanks:

Dear EMS Community:

On the morning of Thursday, September 7th all EMS equipment on premises at the Erie County Medical Center was taken to the Erie County Fire Training Academy (3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga). Erie County Emergency Services is inventorying all of the equipment and will reach out to services so they may arrange to pick-up equipment from the Erie County Fire Training Academy.

Moving forward, ECMC has implemented the following procedure regarding EMS equipment:
1. EMS equipment will be returned to the transporting service before the transporting service leaves the hospital. It is ECMC’s expectation that the transport crew will take the equipment with them when they leave ECMC.
2. In the exceptionally rare instance when EMS equipment cannot be immediately returned to the transport crew (i.e. traction split, etc.), ECMC will make one effort to contact each service when the equipment is available for pick-up. Any equipment that is not retrieved within 30 days will be discarded.
3. In the event that the EMS equipment applied to the patient is NOT the equipment of the transporting service, the expectation remains that the transporting agency will take the equipment and return it to the appropriate service.
4. ECMC staff are available to assist with the cleaning of equipment before EMS leaves the hospital if needed.

ECMC wishes to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding with this change.

Seeking a Program Coordinator/Lecture

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:10 AM by Lake Plains Admin

The Monroe Community College is seeking a highly motivated person to become the new Program Coordinator for the Paramedic Program. If your are interested in this please click the link for more information. If you know of someone that qualifies or would be interested please pass this information along. 

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