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Announcements

CMED is seeking a highly dependable EMT who isinterested in becoming a CMED Operator. Full-time position available. Visit the career page for details and application.

In an effort to increase communications with ALL of our stakeholders, CMEMSC is publishing a newletter. Click to get your copy of the Region II Responder. Want to be on the email list? Click HERE to send a quick email request and you won't miss an issue. We are also always looking for information that is timely and relevant to all EMS professionals so feel free to share your ideas with us.

 Click HERE to go to the calendar of events. Agenda is also posted there.

 

 

 If you know an EMS provider that outshines the rest, whether on a single challenging call or on a daily basis, why not nominate them for an EMS award. Presentations are made at the CMEMSC Annual Meeting, this year in September.

The most recent advisories from OEMS were released regarding CPR and ACLS card expiration extensions and the lift of the suspension on field and clinical internships for EMS programs.

Check here for patient flow and PPE doffing procedures at Region II receving facilities. Most procdures are very similar but it is better to know the differences ahead of time.

Nashoba Valley Medical Center (an other Steward Facilities)

Heywood Hospital

Milford Regional Medical Center

 

On June 4, 2020 CMEMSC had the priveledge of partnering with Technocopia and the Worcester Face Shield Project to pick up critical PPE supplies for our EMS agenices. Read the press release HERE. ANd if you missed the 5pm news that night, watch recording HERE.

Did you receive some KN95 masks at your service and have a concern about their clinical use? Here is some guidance from the FDA released on 4/3/2020.

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday changed its position on a sought-after type of respirator from China, the KN95.

In response to continued respirator shortages, the FDA issued new guidance, authorizing KN95 respirators if certain criteria are met, including evidence demonstrating that the respirator is authentic.
The move comes after conflicting government guidance caused confusion over how these masks should be used and whether they could be imported into the US.

The FDA did not include these masks on its initial guidance for emergency use issued last month, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the KN95 masks are "expected to be suitable alternatives" to the N95 masks during the coronavirus pandemic when supplies are short.

Note that during a time of N95 shortages and lack of ability to fit test a wearer should still Fit check. This is a check that should be carried out by the employee/wearer of the device each time that they put it on, even if this occurs several times per day. Although not a formal requirement like fit testing, a fit check is good practice that gives an indication that the respirator is positioned correctly.

Health Care Professional VolunteersTo support ongoing COVID-19 emergency response efforts, the Baker-Polito Administration has partnered with the Massachusetts Medical Society to match volunteers with our communities and health care providers based on skillsets and need. There is an immediate need for respiratory therapists and public health nurses, and the administration is asking health care professionals interested in volunteering to sign up at MAResponds.org.