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Announcements

In response to questions about documentation requirements for 12-lead competency for Paramedics, OEMS has released the Updated Advisory 21-09-01: Ensuring Paramedic Competency in 12-Lead ECG Interpretation. The requirements have not changed. The changes are better clarification of the documentation that is needed regarding training.

Click to read the Updated Advisory 21-09-01: Ensuring Paramedic Competency in 12-Lead ECG Interpretation

Region II CMED is currently hiring a per-diem operator. If you are looking to put your EMT skills to use in a comfortable yet fast-paced environment, click here to fill out an application and learn more about what it takes to be the voice of Worcester CMED.

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The National Registry is excited to announce a series of webinars dedicated to Training Officers!

 

We look forward to seeing you during our first webinar of 2021. Here is what’s on the agenda:    

  • Policy updates  
  • Fee changes 
  • Active/inactive functionality 
  • Available resources 

When: September 27, 2021 – 10 a.m.  EST.
  
Where:Microsoft Teams Webinar

Join the Webinar

We hope you will join us!  Stay safe and see you then! 

Check out the CMEMSC Learning Management System for quality, local online education. You can access the dashboard here, but you will need an access code from your EMS training officer/coordinator to create an account. Already have an account? THen you are all set. All the courses are free of charge to Region 2 EMS providers.

In an effort to increase communications with ALL of our stakeholders, CMEMSC is publishing a newsletter. 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.

The 2021.2 STP books are available for sale. If you need to order some for yourself or your department, contact the office at 508-854-0111 or email Deb.


OEMS released the 2021.2 STP for implementation by June 15, 2021. You can find the information below.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (the Department) is issuing the 2021.1 Updated Statewide Treatment Protocols as of today.  The protocols, the updated Advisory for the required medications, and the change memo are available at: https://www.mass.gov/lists/emergency-medical-services-statewide-treatment-protocols#2021-ems-statewide-treatment-protocols-

All ambulance services are required to train their EMS personnel in the updated protocols.  The updated protocols may be used by a service once such training is complete, and full compliance with these updated protocols is mandatory as of June 15, 2021.

Please note that the COVID-specific emergency protocols 1.2 and 1.3, and other COVID-specific advisories and memos, while not included in the updated Statewide Treatment Protocol document, remain in effect during the state of emergency for the pandemic.

The Commonwealth lifted COVID-19 restrictions on May 29, 2021, while maintaining necessary COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures in certain settings, including in health care settings. Health care providers should continue to adhere to all applicable service, program, or sector-specific guidance available on the state COVID-19 guidance website:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-public-health-guidance-and-directives#eohhs-congregate-care-

The general health care provider guidance has been updated since it was first released on June 14, 2021 to clarify the limited situations where staff may not need to wear masks; it may be found on the website and is also attached to this message. 

Thank you for your continued support and care of your patients during this unprecedented time.

Reminder: CMEMSC has fit test kits available to Region II services at no cost. If your service could benefit from this, contact the director.

The Department encourages you to review the following resources for additional up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Massachusetts: 

CMEMSC recently partnered with FirstNet, bringing the latest technology to our team, and ensuring that equipment investments that benefit the Region's EMS Responders are protected.  Read more HERE in this joint CMEMSC and FirstNet media release.

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