Bulletin Board for Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Warren Ambulance Completes SMO Skills
The wonderful group at Warren Ambulance completed their skills and written testing on Wednesday, August 8th. Joining in were members from Apple River Fire and Apple Canyon Lake Security.
We'd like to give a special shout-out to Julie Janssen and Deb Eberly who are the first Intermediates to test this summer. They both did a great job with skills and successfully completed the paramedic written exam with style!
EMS License Extension for 7/31/2018 Expirations
A memo was issued yesterday from IDPH regarding some issues related to the upgrade of the EMS Licensing Database. Please click on the link below to read the memo and, if you have any questions, please contact Richard Robinson at 779-696-6081.
Welcome to Our New Group on Facebook!
Swedes EMS has a new group page on Facebook. Just click on the link below to request membership. We look forward to seeing you there...
Swedes EMS to host Mental Health
First Aid Course
SwedishAmerican will host a Mental Health First Aid course on August 21, 2018 from 0800-1700. The course is open to all associates at no cost and the location of the course will be at the EMS Building 4120 Charles Street.
The purpose of this course is to train health care providers, police, first responders and anyone interested in learning more about mental illness and addiction, to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
The course is limited to 30 participants. Register for the course by calling 779-696-6082.
To download the agenda please click on the link below.
Drug Shortages as of July 18th, 2018
Please remember that if a drug from our Formulary is listed as being on shortage it doesn't mean that we don't have any in stock. Always check with our ED Clinical Pharmacist to see what is available.
Atropine Injection - limited availability
Calcium Gluconate - re-verified 6/26
D-50 - available, but still on shortage
Diazepam - next delivery March 2019
Dopamine - on allocation, but still on shortage
Epi Auto-Injector (0.15 & 0.3 mg)- new as of 5/9
Fentanyl - available, but still on shortage
Ketamine - next estimated delivery 2019
Ketorolac - estimated recovery July 2018
Lorazepam (alternative med) - available, but still on shortage
Morphine - next release August 2018
Ondansetron Injection - available, but still on shortage
Sodium Chloride 0.9% bags
Epi 1 mg/1 ml
If you are interested in receiving the shortages listing from the FDA please follow this link and click on the RSS Feed to sign up.
SMO Testing Dates and Locations
May 22nd – 6-10 pm – Harlem Roscoe Fire Station #3
May 24th – 6-10 pm – Rockton Fire
May 29th - 8 am to noon – Superior Ambulance
May 30th – 6-10 pm – Rockton Fire
June 4th – 6-10 pm – Byron Fire
June 5th – 8 am to noon – Byron Fire
June 6th – 8 am to noon – Superior Ambulance
June 6th – 6-10 pm – Leaf River
June 25th – 6-10 pm – Forreston
June 26th - 6:30-10:30 pm - Blackhawk Farms Raceway
June 27th – 6-10 pm – New Milford
June 28th - 6:30-10:30 pm - Blackhawk Farms Raceway
July 9th – 6-10 pm – Stillman Fire
July 10th – 8 am to noon – Stillman Fire
July 11th – 8 am to noon – STAR Ambulance
July 11th – 1-5 pm – Freeport Fire
July 16th – 6-10 pm – Freeport Rural
July 17th – 6-10 pm – Ashton Fire
July 18th – 8 am to noon – Tri-District Ambulance
July 18th – 1-5 pm – Freeport Fire
July 23rd – 6-10 pm – German Valley
July 25th – 8 am to noon – STAR Ambulance
July 25th – 1-5 pm – Freeport Fire
August 8th – 6-10 pm – Warren Ambulance
August 15th – 6-10 pm – Elizabeth Ambulance
August 20th – 6-10 pm – Pearl City
September 17th - 6-10 pm - Lanark
Construction to Begin on SwedishAmerican's Main Campus
Construction on the new SwedishAmerican Women and Children's Center is scheduled to begin soon. Please see the map below for how traffic at the Charles Street entrance will be impacted.
Traffic flow will be impacted at the Charles Street entrance. The circular drive at the Heart Hospital entrance will closed, but access to the Heart Hospital entrance is available. Please contact Tom Pratt if you have any questions regarding how you may be affected.
There should be no changes for traffic flow for the Emergency Department entrance.
Check out the IFSI No Cost Training Opportunities for this Area!