APEMS ALERTS:    Offices will be CLOSED Thursday & Friday,  NOVEMBER 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Minuteman Fire & Rescue Apparatus

Road Rescue – In Service for Life. The best built ambulance with all aluminum construction, designed to meet your needs. New England Dealer: Minuteman Fire & Rescue Apparatus, Inc. Walpole, MA 02081. Contact: Daniel Brock, 79 Wildwood Cir, Westbrook, ME 04092 Cell: 207-251-8311 – email: [email protected]

Image Trend

ImageTrend’s Emergency Data Systems software solutions help emergency professionals collect important data for EMS, Fire, Trauma, Emergency Preparedness, Licensure and more. Millions of electronic fire and patient care reports have been collected in the comprehensive EMS Bridge systems by local, regional, city and state users. For more information, visit www.ImageTrend.com/EDS ...

Philips

People focused. Healthcare simplified.

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a leader in medical products and software solutions, helps responders manage, treat, and save lives in emergency rescues and in hospitals; outside the hospital while at work or home; in doctors' and dentists' offices and schools; in public places and on the battlefield.

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ZOLL Medical Corporation, a leader in medical products and software solutions, helps responders manage, treat, and save lives in emergency rescues and in hospitals; outside the hospital while at work or home; in doctors' and dentists' offices and schools; in public places and on the battlefield.

Bay State offers an extensive array of innovative, high quality solutions to help EMS clinicians better manage their patients, particularly with airway management and therapeutic hypothermia

baystate

Bay State offers an extensive array of innovative, high quality solutions to help EMS clinicians better manage their patients, particularly with airway management and therapeutic hypothermia

New England Marine and Industry

New England Marine and Industry We sell high quality, hard to find products at very competitive prices. We are committed to our customer’s satisfaction. We carry the best products that world-wide fishing industries have to offer.

Greenwood

Greenwood Emergency Vehicles Vehicles was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1979 as a dealer for Emergency One, Inc., which is one of the largest manufacturers of fire apparatus in the United States and is a true innovator in the field of fire apparatus construction.

Boundtree

We are a distributor of emergency medical equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and product expertise for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who provide pre-hospital, emergency care, including First Responders, EMTs and Paramedics.

Hamilton Marine offers a wide variety of safety equipment for both land and sea applications. Inventory is geared especially to cold water rescue and safety. 800-639-2715 hamiltonmarine.com

Hamilton Marine

Hamilton Marine offers a wide variety of safety equipment for both land and sea applications. Inventory is geared especially to cold water rescue and safety. 800-639-2715 hamiltonmarine.com

TransCOR

TransCOR offers rugged mobile computing solutions for EMS applications; providing best of breed in rugged mobile computers, vehicle mounts, on-site installation services, wireless connectivity, mobile printing, GPS, AVL and more.

PVC

We at PVC strive to deliver the best quality emergency vehicles, parts & service to your door with the safety and dependability that you have grown to trust. Our team has combined over 150 years experience in fire & EMS service.

Physio Control

“Beyond Defibrillation – Beyond CPR “ We are the Medical Emergency Response Company

Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care.

Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus is the one-stop-shop for all of your emergency vehicle needs. Located in Woodville, MA, we serve the New England region as a dealer for KME Fire Apparatus & Fuel Trucks, Braun Industries and Osage Ambulances.

Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus

Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus is the one-stop-shop for all of your emergency vehicle needs. Located in Woodville, MA, we serve the New England region as a dealer for KME Fire Apparatus & Fuel Trucks, Braun Industries and Osage Ambulances.

Egress

Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness How do you evacuate your facility in an emergency? NO ELECTRICITY = NO ELEVATORS/ESCALTORS. We provide safe, affordable and easy to use evacuation devices to assist disabled or immobile persons to safety in an emergency. Ensure the safety of your tenants, ...

Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles

visit the Dealer page at www.plcustom.com Come see the latest... http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1414812636Telephone - 207.235.2221; Cell Phone - 207.650.3090; Fax - 207-645-5222Sugarloaf Ambulance / Rescue Vehicles, 411 U S Route 2 East Suite A, Wilton, Maine 04294

Please join us in supporting our Vendors! Visit their Websites and stop by and see them at the 34th Annual EMS Seminar Friday and Saturday!

2014 Seminar

Please join us in supporting our Vendors! Visit their Websites and stop by and see them at the 34th Annual EMS Seminar Friday and Saturday!

TG Higgins

T.G. Higgins Business Services, P.A. is located in downtown Winterport, Maine. With over 20 years combined expertise in EMS Billing our goal is to make sure your service receives the revenue it’s entitled to; whether the ambulance service is large or small, municipal, private or volunteer. 207-223-5733

Masimo

A key medical technology innovator, Masimo is responsible for the invention of award-winning noninvasive technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors that are revolutionizing patient monitoring in various care settings

Our products include the Ferno Powerflexx+ Powered ambulance cot and the EZ Glide tracked stair chair are designed to take the patient weight off your back. This reduces your chance for injury, and reduces the total weight you lift throughout the day, so you have more energy for the things that matter to you when you get home.

ferno

Our products include the Ferno Powerflexx+ Powered ambulance cot and the EZ Glide tracked stair chair are designed to take the patient weight off your back. This reduces your chance for injury, and reduces the total weight you lift throughout the day, so you have more energy for the things ...

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 34th Annual APEMS MidCoast EMS Seminar

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!!!!

OVERALL  Seminar Evaluation

We you  enjoyied  all the Midcoast APEMS Seminar had to offer again this year! We trust you found your educational opportunities worthwhile and that they were  delivered at a high standard!

We are eager to continue to improve all aspects of the Seminar and would appreciate you taking the time to complete the 2014 EMS SEMINAR OVERALL EVALUATION!               It  is located on line at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HWGQ8ZV  and we also have it available through our QR Code:

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If you need a QR Reader you can download them from either the ITunes Store or Google Play Store

 

Doffing PPE post exposure to a potential Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) patient

1. There is no need for a HAZMAT-type decon when doffing PPE post-exposure.

 A. Your Hospital should provide a means to safely doff  PPE, including showers.  There have been no recommendations to date that call for a HAZMAT decon level type of procedure for ebola.  Methodical, stepwise, monitored doffing is the standard set and practiced at the health centers who have successfully treated ebola patients here in the US with no          breakdowns or infected health care workers to date.

 B. If you contact a potential EID patient at a scene and do not transport to  the Hospital, you should follow the same methodical, stepwise,  monitored doffing procedure and contain the PPE in a red Biohazard bag, double-bagged.   There is a contract through the state for disposal of the contaminated PPE, so you should contact your local Hospital and request assistance with disposal of the PPE (and anything else that is contaminated). This may include the hospital bringing you one of the disposal containers, or requesting the disposal company to come directly to you at the scene.

The key to successfully doffing the PPE is that you take the time to follow the procedures. Service should place a checklist on each of their ambulances to be followed by the provider and observer. Prior to doffing, the observer should visually inspect the provider and look for obvious contamination. If any contamination is seen, spray the area with your disinfectant solution (fresh bleach solution or commercial product), let it sit and dry, then start the doffing process

The CDC has released a donning/doffing video that is a little more than 13 minutes long and is a good reference/training tool. The link to the video is below:

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/833907

 

 

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

SAMHSA Pamphlet on What You Should Know

When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as Ebola, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help.

Paste this link into your browser to print:  store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA14-4885/SMA14-4885.pdf

 

Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), in addition to other federal, state, and local members, aim to increase understanding of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and encourage widespread preparation against the time when they may be faced with a person possibly infected with Ebola.  To that end, we have attached links to two websites that you may find useful.

The “Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness”  is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for healthcare coalitions to review in preparing to care for patients possibly infected with the Ebola virus. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure healthcare coalition members are able to detectpossible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately.  www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/coalition-checklist-ebola-preparedness.pdf

The “Detailed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Checklist for Ebola Preparedness” is similar to the above, and is intended to enhance collective preparedness and response by highlighting key areas for EMS personnel to review in preparation for encountering and providing medical care to a person with Ebola.

www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ems-checklist-ebola-preparedness.pdf