APEMS ALERTS: APEMS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 27th FOR MEMORIAL DAY
EMS Memorial and Education Project Audio Stops
You can dial (207) 480-3104 (at the site, or anywhere in Maine) to hear the EMS Memorial and Education Site audio tour. Learn about the people of Maine EMS and the Maine EMS system– compelling stories told in the words and voices of EMS providers, their colleagues and families.
POLICE/FIRE/FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!!!!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway would like to offer all First Responders and their families an opportunity to purchase deeply discounted tickets to our two SPRINT CUP NASCAR Races!
Below is what our special pricing packages include. Note comparison of standard box office tickets for same seats!!! 80% off As well as: Free all day parking, gates open at 5:00am to start your tailgate party and close at 11:00pm. Ability to bring in all of your own food and beverages (including alcohol) There will be live music as well as many other opportunities to see booths set up with products and displays of interest!!
At the lowest cost of 16.50 per ticket you get an ALL DAY NASCAR EXPERIENCE!!!!!
Special price seating for POLICE/FIRE/FIRST RESPONDERS Standard box office comparison of same seats! For more info or questions please don’t hesitate to contact your NHMS Representative
See you at the races!!!!!!!! Jacqueline Gosse, Account Executive @ (603) 566-6583 email@example.com
FIT FOR ME program with Weight Watchers for EMS FIRE AND POLICE
Fit to Rescue ME offers free Weight Watchers memberships to the men and women who respond to our calls for help – Police, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians. We are inviting anybody who works one of these jobs and gets into the cars, the fire trucks, and the ambulances to arrive on the scene to sign up and attend meetings for no cost whatsoever until they reach goal (or miss four consecutive weeks.) This is our most generous offer ever and it could significantly improve the health and fitness and ability of our first responders to do a very physically demanding job at peak performance levels. Everybody wins with this program!
Augusta Fire’s Mission to serve Cardiac Patients in the Captial City
Augusta Fire Department and Medical Director Tim Pieh, MD Highlight Efforts to place numberous AED Units thoughtout the city as part of their efforts for National EMS Week 2013
APEMS Executive Director Addresses Midcoast EMS Needs
In a presentation to midcoast town managers Rick Petrie, Executive Director of Atlantic Partners EMS, addresses budgeting, the future of EMS, and the potential for community paramedicine. www.penbaypilot.com/article/camden-hope-lincolnville-rockport-plowing-new-turf-ambulance-decisions/13561
Maine EMS to Celebrate EMS Week
State awards, National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, and the unveiling of the EMS Memorial and Education Site will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 9:30AM to celebrate EMS Week.
Infection Control in EMS Guide Available
The Guide to Infection Control in EMS is hot off the presses from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The purpose of this guide is to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system responders and their organizations with a practical resource to infection recognition and prevention in the EMS environment. This guide contains current information, recommendations, regulations, resources, program examples, and forms to utilize in the EMS system responder setting.
We received this from the National Association of State EMS Officials and it would be worth reviewing to see how your Infection program matches up to national guidelines.
We are also in the process of scheduling an infection control seminar to update EMS service management on best practices as well as applicable rules and regulations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rick Petrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Seminar Vendors Sign-Up Opens
Those businesses interested in becoming a vendor at the 2013 Atlantic Partners EMS Seminar can sign up immediately. All the information regarding this opportunity can be found by CLICKING HERE.
APEMS Specialty Training Coordinator To Receive EMS Award
Congratulations Sally A. Taylor, EMT-P, Atlantic Partners EMS Specialty Training Coordinator and AHA Coordinator, for being a 2013 Recipient of a Maine EMS Excellence in EMS Award! Sally will be honored with the other award winners on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the dedication of the Maine EMS Memorial on the Capital Grounds in Augusta.
APEMS Education Coordinator/Author Featured In EMS World Magazine
Dan Batsie, the Education Coordinator for Atlantic Partners EMS and the EMS program at Eastern Maine Community College, will have his latest textbook “Transition Topics for the Paramedic Part 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making in EMS” featured in EMS World Magazine during 2013. The text provides an opportunity for continuing education for paramedics. This book was also co-written by Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NREMT-P and Daniel Limmer, EMT-P.
To read the EMS World article, click this link: www.emsworld.com/article/10889063/transition-topics-for-the-paramedic-part-1-evidence-based-decision-making-in-ems?page=5
To purchase this book, go to www.bradybooks.com/
Applicants Sought for Fall Bangor AEMT Course
Students wishing to move on to the ALS level of training may apply to the AEMT course at Eastern Maine Community College. The application process has begun and students can find all the materials to apply by CLICKING HERE. The AEMT course will take place from August 26-December 13, 2013, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. For more course details, please check the Licensure Course – EMCC page. Deadline for applications is May 30, 2013.
Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P Medical Director for Chicago Fire Named Keynote Speaker for Samoset Seminar
The 2013 Atlantic Partners EMS Seminar will feature a Saturday morning keynote address for all attendees. This presentation will be part of a full slate of national and state offerings taking place this November 6-10, 2013. Mark your calendars now and for more information, check out the seminar page.
EMS Industry Encouraging Dangerous Behaviors
Please follow this link for an important, must-read article from JEMS
Maine EMS Rules Change Effective May 1, 2013
The Maine EMS office in Augusta has posted on their home page the new rules which will become effective May 1, 2013. All are reminded to refer to the current rules (effective October 1, 2009) until May 1, 2013.
Pilot Listserv Group Provides More Communication
The Northeast Regional Advisory Committee services and members are invited to participate in the new listserv pilot project APEMS Group. This is another venue for services to stay up to date with issues, especially for those unable to attend the quarterly meetings. The goal is to broaden this to not only the entire APEMS area, but also be a source of national and international EMS information.
New CPR Roster to be Used Immediately
American Heart Association requirements have prompted a change in the CPR/First Aid Roster. CPR and First Aid Instructors affiliated with Atlantic Partners EMS should discard any of their outdated blank CPR/First Aid Rosters and replace them with the following: APEMS CPR Roster (effective 3/14/2013). Please use the new roster when instructing your next CPR/First Aid course.
MaineGeneral Medical Center D50 Shortage
We have been notified that MGMC is out of D50, and they have asked that you reserve your current supply of D50 for those hypoglycemic patients who are unresponsive. The pharmacy will be replacing the used D50 with 250ml bags of D10W. Please use the D10W, or a 500ml bag of D5W, for all hypoglycemic patients who are still responsive, or any hypoglycemic patient if there is no D50 available to you. Both of these alternatives provide the patient with the same amount of dextrose.
Please disseminate this information to all applicable staff. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Rick Petrie, 754-9109.
Hydrogen Sulfide a Health Risk On Scene for EMS Personnel
Data from Canada shows that hydrogen sulfide is an unseen yet very deadly threat to safety personnel on scene. Review the information by CLICKING HERE.