Central Mass EMS Corp.    CMEMSC OFFICE: (508) 854-0111   |   CMED 24/7 Phone: 508-854-0100

Announcements

CMED is seeking highly dependable EMTs who are interested in becoming a CMED Operator. Fulltime and per diem positions available. Visit the career page for details and application.

The STP 2019.1 books have been sent to the printer. Call of email to reserve your copy now.

The latest addition of the Massachusetts Statewide Treatment Protocols have been released by OEMS. Click here to go to the state site for STP 2019.1 and a summary of the changes. 

Training Officers can find materials to teach the new protocols in the TO Portal.

Please register and join us for the CMEMSC Annual Meeting of Corporate Members and the EMS Awards Presentations

Dinner and registration begin at 5:15 pm

Ceremonies begin at 6pm with our guest speaker Rich Nydam; followed by the EMS Awards.

Note our new location **UMass Medical School-South Campus at 333 South Street, Shrewsbury***

Free parking too!

Email Deb Foss for more info or click HERE

EMS Week Activities at CMEMSC
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
 

Join us for a cookout and some fun and educational activites. 

Free food and con-ed credits beginnign at noon.! More info soon!!

Email TIna Dixson for more info

Notice

FDA Alert: Extended Use Dates Provided by Pfizer to Assist with Emergency Injectable Drug Shortages

The FDA is alerting the health care and emergency response community that due to the ongoing critical shortages of injectable drugs used in critical care, Pfizer has provided updated dates through which some of these injectable drugs, manufactured by Hospira Inc., a Pfizer company, may be used beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date. To help ensure patient safety, these products should have been — and should continue to be — stored as per labeled conditions. For specific information and the full FDA alert, go to https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm

Office of Emergency Medical Services

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Notice

Stryker Lifepak 15 Urgent Medical Device Safety Notice and Correction

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has been alerted that Stryker is conducting a voluntary Field Action for specific Lifepak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator devices that may lock-up after a defibrillation shock is delivered. This condition is defined as a blank monitor display with LED lights on, indicating power to the device, but no response in the keypad and device functions. A device in this condition has the potential to delay delivery of therapy, and this delay in therapy has the potential to result in serious injury or death. For more information on this recall, or to check if other LIFEPAK 15 devices are affected by this Field Action, please go to the following website: http://www.strykeremergencycare.com/productnotices. Please also see attached letter from Stryker.

Stryker states the devices can be fixed in place with uploading a software modification and will be done at  the ambulance services themselves by a Stryker service representative.  There will also be some depot service offered based on customer need.  Given the very low number of these events, Stryker is not recommending that the devices be removed from service.  If your service experiences this issue, call Stryker immediately.

Event Medical Staffing Solutions is hiring for the Muck Fest at Willard Athletic Complex in Devens on May 18th. Click here for the flyer.

Beginning Monday January 28th at 0700 Health Alliance Clinton - Leominster will be using our new EMS entrance and our new rooms! 

Starting that morning, please Proceed up McKay Street, Make a right turn on to Arlington St and Proceed along the Fence to the new EMS drop off area. Look for additional signage to aid in this transition. 

When dropping off patients we will have the new automatic doors, we are locating the wipes and equipment to wipe down stretchers in the decon room, which will have an exit back to the ambulance bay. 

Attached please find a memo with information regarding the transition of the Massachusetts Ambulance Trip Record Information System (MATRIS) to NEMSIS V3 on February 28, 2019. On that date, ambulance services may begin submitting data to the MATRIS NEMSIS V3 system. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (DPH/OEMS) will be offering both in-person trainings and an online informational session, as further described in the attached memo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., MATRIS Data Manager.