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NYS Announcement

- Infectious Disease Information - click link below


-VITAL SIGNS Conference in Rochester 10/25/17 to 10/29/17.


The NYS SEMSCo voted to end EMT-CC Original courses at the end of this year.  They also voted to allow EMT-CC traditional Refresher courses to run for 18 months after January 1, 2018.  After the 18 months the only way that an EMT-CC will be able to recertify will be through the CME program (as long as the State Legislature renews the CME program, which must be done every 2 years.)

The Bureau of EMS is working on establishing a bridge course for EMT-CC to EMT-P, however, and EMT-CC must have 3 years of active experience before they are eligible to enroll in the bridge course.

EMT-CC who successfully complete the bridge course will become EMT-P, however, this certification may not be eligible for reciprocity to other States since it is not an NREMT certified course.


Regional EMS Updates

  •  PCR’s – All agencies are reminded that a PCR MUST be given to ED staff for EVERY patient before departing the ED.  Regardless if you are using paper or e-PCR’s.  Every ED has the capability to print from a mobile device (please advise us ASAP if you have any difficulties at an ED) and it is not acceptable to FAX the PCR after you leave the hospital…This is required under state law, QA/QI procedures and for the hospital to provide proper patient care.


Naloxone (Narcan) Use Reporting


Please click the above link and review the requirement for contacting Medical Control when Naloxone (Narcan) is used on a patient with suspected narcotic overdose.




Click here for 2017 Award Winners

Previous Years Award Winners:

2016 Award Winners List    2015 Award Winners List    2014 Award Winners List    

2013 Awards Winners List    2012 Award Winners List   


Click Here for Warning on Heroin Disguised as Oxycodone

CDC Blast Injury Mobile Application

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the release of a new CDC Blast Injury mobile application to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events.  The application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events.

 Download the mobile application for free today from the iTunes store:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cdc-blast-injury/id890434999?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2  


Statement Issued 1/10/14 from U.S. Treasury Department: Treasury Ensures

 Fair Treatment for Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Under

the Affordable Care Act

click here for letter from congressional fire service institute


Our I-CARE subcommittee working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates is distributing an informational flyer and meeting announcement.

I-CARE Flyer


Join the ICARE Team

The ICARE team is recruiting additional members. We are looking for passionate, hard working, intelligent individuals who are willing to volunteer their time for this cause! Candidates are expected to participate 5 hours/week. Some of the teams available to join, include:

● Large Organization Planning & Implementation (educational institutions, government & community organizations, etc.)

● Professional Level Training & Disbursement

● Financial Planning & Grant Writing

● Incentives & Certification

● Information Technology Interfaces

● Program Implementation Counselors

● Defibrillation Networks

Please come to our informational session to learn more about the program and become part of the ICARE team…

● The Morrelly Homeland Security Center 510 Grumman Road, West Bethpage, NY 11714

● RSVP encouraged but not required bit.ly/joinicare

Can’t Make It? Sign up @ bit.ly/joinicare to be notified of alternative information sessions.



FREE Online CME from Medic Alert

Click on the link above for a free CME on Medic Alert programs and equipment.  Complete the course and be entered to win a Littman SE Classic II Stethoscope.

  • event.clirems.org
    Welcome to the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.). E.V.E.N.T. is a tool designed to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners. The data collected will be used to develop policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS. A similar system used by airline pilots has led to important airline system improvements based upon pilot reported "near miss" situations and errors. 

    Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate  E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.

    Sponsored by National Association of EMT's (NAEMT)


The Nassau Regional BLS Supplement to Protocol T-1 has been approved by NY State and is now in effect.   Winthrop University Hospital and North Shore Manhasset have been designated as the receiving hospitals for amputations by the REMAC. If your patient is stable, contact MedCon to activate the team at either hospital and transport to facility as per MedCon orders. If the patient is unstable, transport to the closest trauma receiving facility. The protocol is posted on the protocol page.


Car Bomb - Robert Baer uncovers the history of an extraordinary weapon - the car bomb, which has shaped human conflict all over the world. Watch the free documentary.  www.snagfilms.com    Great video documentary of vehicle borne devices. Lengthy but worth the time!

Online training for response to incidents involving the Chevrolet VOLT...

Training - Electric Vehicle Safety Training

NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training will provide firefighters and first responders with the information and materials necessary to respond to emergency situations.  Click the above link.

Chemical Hazard Medical Management Website


 A website to enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals.

It provides a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the Internet is not accessible.


Nassau County Medical Control

MEDCON radio/telemetry system utilizes the General Devices CAREpoint’ Workstations. Fnctionality includes all current features; voice communications, medical control, notifications and channel coordination, as well as receiving of single lead EKG’s via the UHF medical frequencies as in the past. Among many new added/improved capabilities, is the vendor-neutral receiving of 12-lead EKG’s for the various monitor brands. The specific method of transmission / reception is dependent on the monitor, communications computing and data equipment your department is using. We suggest that you contact the manufacturer of your monitor/defibrillator or Mr. Curt Bashford of General Devices at (201) 313-7075 for compatibility information concerning the options available and equipment requirements to suit your specific needs.

If you need any further information please call Coordinator at (516) 573-3170.

Medication Backorder update list.

Click here for Medication Backorder update list



Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program

The Governor recently signed legislation allowing the use of the MOLST form for out of hospital care. The Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life by translating patient/resident goals and preferences into medical orders. 

The MOLST form is a bright pink medical order form signed by a New York State Licensed physician that communicates patient wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment to health care providers. The form includes medical orders and patient preferences regarding:

·         CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

·         Intubation and mechanical ventilation

·         Artificial hydration and nutrition

·         Future hospitalization and transfer

We are currently awaiting a policy and procedure from the NYS DOH Bureau of EMS.  The links listed below will provide additional information and EMS training materials.  THIS PROGRAM IS NOW IN EFFECT.

MOLST Information and FAQ

MOLST EMS Training Program




Occupational Exposure – Ryan White Law Update


The federal Ryan White act contained a provision for notification of possible exposure to infectious diseases including HIV. Unfortunately, a change in the federal law eliminated these provisions.  Recent and existing NYS law addresses exposure concerns and notifications.  Below, please find information detailing the procedure for obtaining patient information in an exposure, and a training PowerPoint.

Guidance letter for occupational exposure to HIV

NYS Law (10 NYCRR section 63.8)

EMS Training Program



EMS Respiratory Protection FAQ

A list of frequently asked questions on the topic of EMS Respiratory Protection for Infection Control has been developed by Ernest Heeren, Nassau REMSCo’s WMD Instructor, and is being provided to answer some of the common questions.  There is also a checklist to assist in the development of a respiratory protection program.  Click here to download this PDF file.


Ebola Information for EMS


Click here for Letter from NYS DOH and CDC Health Advisory


Click here for Commissioner of Health information on Ebola  Preparedness


Click here for Council Advisories on Ebola


To obtain a Health Commerce System Account (HCS) click below link


To contact Nassau HCS Coordinators -> jweiser@nassauems.org or jhassett@nassauems.org


The Nassau REMSCo is located at:

131 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 105

Mineola, NY 11501

Phone and Fax numbers have stayed the same.

All e-mail addresses should end in @nassauems.org.


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