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2017 NORTHWEST GEORGIA EMS AWARDS BANQUET

March 16, 2017

The Colonnade Center-Catoosa Co Civic Center

Doors open @ 6PM Program starts @ 7P

RSVP Forms due Tuesday March 7 by 5P

via email only to

David.Foster@dph.ga.gov

Click here for rsvp form

 

REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EMS CARDIOVASCULAR SYMPOSIUM -Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Berry College Krannert Center Ballroom A/B RSVP before February 15, 2017 at 706-368-8480

 

METRO ATLANTA EMS CONFERENCE AT I-20 NEAR SIX FLAGS ENTRANCE - The annual multi-day EMS Conference will be held on March 3-5, 2017 for $35 which includes lunches and snacks. For more information and registration visit http://www.maemsc.org

ACES STROKE TRAINING FOR PREHOSPITAL PROVIDERS

This program will be held at the Winkler Education Building located near Hamilton Medical Center at 1275 Elkwood Drive in Dalton, Georgia. It will be on March 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/hamiltonstroke

DONATE NOW THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

Click on the link below to donate

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1948559

 

SEE EMS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES ON THE TRAINING PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW WEBPAGE FOR COURSE AVAILABILITY

A new webpage has been created to give information on EMS course availability. Please click here to access the page

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STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM 

THANK YOU again to all who participated in Trauma Awareness Day at the Capitol on February 7, 2017. Over 200 trauma advocates from all across the state spent the day talking to legislators about the trauma system and then trained several hundred lawmakers, legislative staff and Capitol visitors on how to "Stop the Bleed". The advocates asked legislators to appropriate an additional $1million to the Georgia Trauma Commission (GTC) to be used to place small trauma kits in all of Georgia's public schools. Both the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate passed special resolutions declaring February 7, 2017 to be Trauma Awareness Day in Georgia. GSACS President-elect and GTC Chairman, Dr. Dennis Ashley, accompanied by Drs. Fred Mullins, Robert Cowles, John Bleacher, Colville Ferdinand and trauma survivor Ashley Power accepted the Trauma Day resolution on the floor of the Senate and addressed the senators. This special event was made possible by a grant from the American College of Surgeons and the collaboration of the Georgia Trauma Foundation, the Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia Committee on Trauma. Links to all the photos and media coverage from the day can be found below. Please make plans to attend next year on February 6, 2018. If you attended the event, be sure to share your photos on our Facebook page and tag us on Twitter.

P.S. Please consider calling  your local legislators and ask them to support the additional $1million in the GTC budget for trauma kits in public schools.

 

NEW PROCEDURES FOR RE-LICENSURE OF EMS PROVIDERS

Since notification will be sent from the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma to personal e-mails, it is vitally important for each person to make certain the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma has the correct e-mail address. The information can be updated at  http://dph.georgia.gov/online-medic-profile-update  . The deadline for re-licensure submission has changed to March 30, 2017 in order to align Georgia re-licensure with National Registry renewal.  You can print your license now at the above site before you submit re-licensure information. All cards will carry an expiration date of March 30, 2017 which are printed before you submit re-licensure for the next period. Print your card now and update your information.

 

Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016

Dr. Julio Lairet will be attending a U.S. House of Representatives committee meeting on HR4365 which has been renamed “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016”. This resolution if passed will make the handling of controlled substances easier for Emergency Services.  HR 4365 was introduced by Representative Hudson on January 12, 2016 and would make the following changes for EMS:

1. Permit EMS agencies to have a DEA number instead of using their medical director DEA number

2. Permit EMS agencies to have a single DEA number instead of one for each location where drugs are stored

3. Permit EMS agencies to have standing orders for controlled substances issued by their medical director

4. Update the procedures for receipt, movement and storage of controlled substances

5. Change the requirement of the completion of form 222 whenever controlled substances are moved.

The same legislation was simultaneously introduced in the United State Senate to speed up the process of approval for the president’s signature.

You can follow this legislation at

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4365

 

 

EMS DAY AT THE CAPITOL DATE SET

 

The annual EMS Day breakfast will be held on February 6, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVP by February 1, 2017 to Cathy White at program@georgiaemsassociation.com or at 678-283-4542.

 

 

GEORGIA EMS DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TASKFORCE (DART) GUIDELINES V 2016

 

 

Donate to Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc. (a 501C3 not for profit corporation). The funds will be used to improve the system, create educational programs for EMS providers and support recognition of EMS Professionals.  You may also mail donations to Northwest Georgia EMS Systems Inc at 500 Riverside Parkway N.W. Rome, GA 30161.

 

 



 

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