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MDPB Stakeholder Meetings - 2019 Protocol Update
The Medical Direction and Practices Board is seeking stakeholder input about future protocol changes and is planning on hosting monthly webinars to discuss each section of the protocols during the review process for the 2019 protocol update. This effort is intended to give stakeholders an opportunity to make suggestions for edits and for Medical Directors to share ideas they are planning to bring forward for MDPB discussion. We have scheduled all the meetings hoping that early notification will allow providers, service leaders, medical directors, and other stakeholders to attend.
- April 1, 2019: 0930
For the full meeting schedule and call in information, please review the 2018-2019 MDPB Protocol Update Webinars document.
If you have any questions, please contact our office.
March 25, 2019 - Maine State Legislative Bill updates and summaries that impact EMS can be found here. Thanks to the Maine Ambulance Association for their continuing efforts at organizing the many legislative processes.
March 21, 2019 - APEMS is offerring a variety of courses in the coming months. Click on the name to view the flyer and registration information.
- ACLS Recertification
- ACLS Full Course
- ACLS for Experienced Providers
- PALS Recertification
- PALS Full Course
- PEARS Ful Course
March 21, 2019 - A 2 day CISM training will be held at Cape Elizabeth Fire Department on May 16 and 17 from 0800-1630 each day. Click here for more information.
March 15, 2019 - The March EMS for Children Newsletter is available here.
March 14. 2019 - Trauma Across the Spectrum - Learn from some of the best in trauma care in Maine. This conference is on Friday April 26, 2019 and begins at 8 am atMaine Medical Center. Click here for the brochure & registration form.
March 14, 2019 - Hot Topics in Cardiac Resusciatation - Attend one of the premier conferences in cardiac resusciatation right next door on May 30 and 31. $25 registration fee for 2 days of speakers, including the medical director for King County's Resuscitation Academy, the incoming president of NAEMSP, and the principal investigator of the Resusciatation Outcomes Consortium. This course is part of the developing Northern New England Resusciatatio Academy, a partnership between Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Click here for the brochure. (NOTE - registration link is not active yet, It will be posted once available).
March 5, 2019 - There are a variety of Maine Legislative Bills that could affect EMS. Download a summary sheet and links to each of the bills here.
March 1, 2019 - There will be a Mental Health/PTSD and the First Responder Symposium & Dinner held at Eastern Maine Community College on May 7. 2019. Click here for the flyer and more information.
February 26, 2019 - The State of Maine has issued an RFP for each of the six EMS regions for EMS Regional Coordination. The document is here, and the link to the website (RFP # 201902028) is here. A letter of intent (Appendix F in the document) MUST be submitted by March 1, 2019 to Shaun St. Germain. This may be emailed to email@example.com. Any questions, please email Director St. Germain or call 207-626-3860.
February 14, 2019 - EMS Week (May 20 - 24) is fast approaching! Who is that person who goes above and beyond during EMS calls, training, and leadership? Why not recognize them by nominating that person for an EMS Award! Submit a nomination here.
February 5, 2019 - 11th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference April 23, 2019, Augusta. Schedule & Registration
February 5, 2019 - Atlantic Partners EMS is accepting proposals for the 39th annual EMS Conference at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME, November 6-10, 2019. Click here to submit a proposal.
January 31, 2019 - NHTSA releases EMS Agenda 2050
December 29, 2018 - Maine EMS Position Statement on Evidentiary Blood Draws
- March 27, 2019 - 0900 APEMS Southern Maine Council Meeting, Mid-Coast Hospital Conference Rooms 1-3, Brunswick
- March 27, 2019 - 1500 APEMS MidCoast Council Meeting, PenBay Hospital Physicians Office, Conference Room C, Rockport
- April 1, 2019 - 0930 Protocol Stakeholder Phone-In Conference
- April 3, 2019 - 0930 Maine EMS Board Meeting
- April 9, 2019 - 0930 Inter-Facility Transport Task Force Meeting
- April 10, 2019 - 0930 Education Committee Meeting
- April 17, 2019 - 0930 Medical Direction & Practices Board Meeting
- April 17, 2019 - 1300 QI Committee Meeting
- April 23, 2019 - Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (Augusta)
(All Meetings are held at Maine EMS, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta in the DeChamplain conference room unless otherwise indicated)