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GEORGIA OFFICE OF EMS AND TRAUMA HAS MOVED

The Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma has moved to 1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 200 in College Park, Georgia 30349-5576. Phone numbers will change due to this move. New phone numbers can be found on the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma website at http://dph.georgia.gov/ems The main number has been changed to 770-996-3133.

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSPORT COURSES

The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma has completed a new series of courses on Infectious Disease Transport. There are three different courses - Awareness, Operations and Technician Levels.

The 8 hour Operations level courses will be offered as follows:

June 9 - Riverdale; June 12 - Rome; June 13 - Madison; June 14 - Augusta; June 15 - Jesup; June 19 - Dacula; June 22 - Forsyth; June 23 - Forsyth

16 hour Technician Level Courses

June 1-2 - Camilla; June 20-21 - Dacula; June 26-27 - Rome; June 28-29 - Forsyth

For questions - contact Tawny Waltz at twaltz@uga.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Notice to all EMS Providers:

TO: EMERGENCY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

FROM: BILLY HAYES, CEO

SUBJECT: NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL CHEROKEE MOVE NOTICE

DATE: 05/03/2017

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 0500, Northside Hospital Cherokee has ceased operations at 201 Hospital Road, Canton, GA 30114.

All emergency services will now route calls and vehicles to the new Northside Hospital Cherokee  located at the below address:

450 Northside Cherokee Boulevard

Canton, GA 30115

Main Hospital Number - 770-224-1000

Emergency Department Main Number – 770-224-1500

Emergency Department Clinical Supervisor – 770-224-5200

For any emergencies requiring use of the helipad, the coordinates are as follow:

34˚ 13’42"N 84˚28’12"W

1000 Feet elevation

 

YOU MISSED THE RE-LICENSURE DEADLINE SO WHAT NOW?

Late Renewal Opens 4/1/2017 and closes 9/30/2017. The late license fee is $75 plus another $75 for late licensing and all other license requirements must have been met prior to the renewal date. The EMS professional cannot work under his/her license until they receive a valid license under the late license process. Additional information may be found at

Online Individual License Renewal

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

William Channell is the new Strike Team #2 Strike Team Leader (Floyd, Gordon, Murray & Whitfield Counties) for NW GA EMS DART. He joins Dewayne Wilson (STL 1) Danny West (STL 3) and Carlton Firestone (STL 4) as the DART STL’s…If you are in his Strike team area, please make sure that y’all have each other’s director/supervisor/24 hr contact info in case an activation is needed.

 

 

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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