2016 Annual Vermont EMS and Healthcare Disaster Preparedness Conference -- October 25-30
Mount Snow Grand Summit Resort, West Dover, VT
Save the dates of Thursday thru Sunday, October 27 thru 30 (main conference) and Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 - 26(pre-conference workshops).
Conference website is http://www.vtemsconference.com/
If you have questions or outstanding issues with the 2015 event, please contact Stephanie Busch at VT EMS or Ginny Schwartzer at AllClear EMG.
Vermont Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement
- OnCall for Vermont is the hub for health-focused volunteering, training and response in Vermont.
Building upon our state’s rich history of volunteerism and neighbors helping neighbors in times of need, this new portal provides Vermonters with a simple and easy path to becoming a health volunteer.
Rapid Sequence Intubation
- The Vermont Statewide Emergency Medical Services Protocol, Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) 7.1 states as a prerequisite that, “this procedure is only to be used by paramedics who are trained and credentialed to perform RSI with oversight by local Medical Control and agency participation in an RSI educational and CQI program approved by Vermont EMS. Either 2 RSI paramedics or 1 RSI paramedic and 1 RSI assistant must be present.”
- The Vermont EMS Rapid Sequence Intubation Course Manual outlines the RSI education and CQI program requirements. This manual outlines the minimal educational content for both RSI paramedics and RSI assistants and can also be used as a student manual.
- Please note that instructors will need to build their own teaching materials based on this course manual’s content. There are many published commercial products available to at least partially suit these needs.
- As a reminder, an RSI program requires the direct involvement of the District Medical Advisor (DMA) and the approval of the Department of Health. Instruction/delivery of this educational material is under the medical oversight of the DMA.
- If your service and DMA opt to add the RSI program, you are required to notify the Department of Health in writing prior to field implementation.
For more information: Contact us to reach Dr. Wolfson
HEART Safe Community
- Designation as a HEART Safe Community is based upon meeting criteria that help increase the potential for saving the lives of individuals who have sudden cardiac arrest, through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and increased public access to defibrillation. By becoming a HEART Safe Community, your town, city officials and citizens will be recognized for its committment to making this critical effort the chain of survival.
Applications and information can be found in the Documents section.
Transporting (Ambulance) Services
- Important reminder to all Transporting (Ambulance) Services to use drop forms when transferring patients to ED care unless you submit the entire SIREN chart prior to leaving the hospital.
If you are planning to attend a meeting, please RSVP to email@example.com with:
- your name
- your agency
- which meeting you would like to attend
- whether you will be attending in person or via internet (helps us plan room size)
Meetings typically will be offered as Web-Ex (electronic) meetings as well as available for personal attendance. Information on connecting electronically and via telephone will be shared to all who RSVP to a particular meeting.
|Location at 108 Cherry Street||Web-Ex Int-ernet -Link||Audio Conferencing Information|
EMS District Leadership
1st Thurs of every month at 1100 hrs
Click here (if utilizing WebEx for video)
Access code 734 141 663
If joining by computer (video), password is VTEMS1
|EMS Advisory Committee||
Conference Room 3128070
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Ambulance and First Responder Services (updated April 5, 2016)
Vermont’s Emergency Medical Services System (EMS) is composed of approximately 180 licensed First Response and Ambulance services staffed by 3,000 certified EMS providers. These pre-hospital emergency care providers include First Responders/Emergency Care Attendants, EMT Basics, EMT Intermediates and Paramedics. The majority of our EMS providers are volunteers.
The Vermont Office of EMS and Injury Prevention is the state office responsible for EMS regulation and system development. The EMS Office licenses EMS organizations, provides ambulance inspections, administers certification exams for EMS providers and is active in system development and injury prevention programs.
Email: Vermont EMS
Phone: 802-863-7310; 1-800-244-0911 (toll free in Vermont only)