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EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND TRAUMA SERVICES BRANCH NEWS

FOR THE WEEK OF Oct. 18, 2017

Announcements from the EMTS Branch
Community Integrated Health Care Services Rules Available --The proposed regulations required by Senate Bill 16-069 (Concerning Measures to Provide Community-Based Out-of-Hospital Medical Services) have been updated based on feedback and are being provided for your review on the Health Facilitieswebsite. The rulemaking hearing is planned for Oct. 19.
Draft Chapter One EMS/EMR Education, Certification/Registration Rules Available -- The draft Chapter One updated rules are available for review and comment. They contain revisions regarding community paramedic endorsement and can be found on the EMTS rules and regulations webpage. The Board of Health will hold a public hearing at its Oct. 19 meeting with the intention to adopt final rules.
Draft Chapter Two EMS Practice and Medical Director Oversight Rules Available --Based on input gathered through the Regional Medical Directors and EMPAC, the draft EMS Chapter Two has been revised. This revised version can be found at theEMTS rules and regulations webpage. The department will hold an Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer hearing on Oct. 19 with the intention to adopt final rules.

Stroke Advisory Board Membership Applications -- An invitation is extended to all parties interested in serving as a:

  • rural hospital administrator

To apply, go to the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions website where you can complete your online application and attach all other pertinent documents. You will receive an email confirming submission of your application. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 20. If you have any questions please contact Romaine Pacheco.

Upcoming Meetings... Mark your calendar!
New!! SEMTAC Education Task Force Meeting -- Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Keystone Lodge, 22010 US-6, Keystone. Public notice with more details to follow. All meeting materials will be posted here. Please direct all questions to Mike Bateman.

Health Facilities & Emergency Medical Services Division Town Hall Meetings -- Nov. 6, Dec. 8, 13, 14, Jan. 4, 5, location and times TBD; Discussion on Assisted Living Advisory Committee’s recommendation for assisted living residences rule proposal, and other HF and EMTS program Q/A. For additional

information please contact Melanie Roth-Lawson.

Trauma Chapter Two Task Force --Nov. 17, 2 - 5 p.m.; CDPHE Building C, Room C1A, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available. Public notice and agenda will follow.
Trauma Chapter Four Task Force -- Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m.; Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. Teleconferencing will be available. Public notice and agenda will follow.
Training & Education
Advanced Trauma Life Support  -- Oct. 20-21; Swedish Medical Center, Englewood. For more information email Dianne Mouw.
Mercy Regional Medical Center Annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference-- Oct. 20-21; Fort Lewis College, 100 Rim Drive, Student Union Ballroom, Durango. For more information email Virginia Sanders or call 970-764-3402.
Advanced Trauma Life Support 2017 Course -- Oct. 26-27, 7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Medical Center, 2635 North 7th Street, Grand Junction. For more information and to register visit the event website or contact Janice Knapp.
EMSAC 2017 Colorado EMS Conference –- Nov. 2-5;  Keystone Resort & Conference Center, 633 Tennis Club Rd, Dillon. CE credits available. Early bird discount until Oct. 20. Registration is now available here.
First Responder Peer Support Certification Academy-- Nov. 6-9, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; 275 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud. To register email Joanne Rupert or call 970-217-8555.
FEEDBACK NEEDED!! EMS Agenda 2050 Regional Meetings-- Nov. 7, Jan. 17, March 1; Various locations. Straw Man proposal now posted here for feedback.To register please visit the meeting website.
Colorado Pediatric Trauma Conference -– Nov. 15-16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora. CME/CNE/EMS CE credits available. To register visit www.childrenscolorado.org/ce. For more information contact email Ray Cuellar or call 720-777-6784.
ResponderStrong Meeting -- Nov. 17, 9 a.m.; 9195 E. Mineral Ave Centennial. Agenda to come. Please contact Rhonda Kelly with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE!! Advanced Trauma Life Support Course-- Dec. 1-2; Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs. Register here for this two-day provider course.
SAVE THE DATE!! Critical Care Transport Professional Course-- Feb. 18-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Walsenburg.  Individuals who pass this course are eligible to sit for the FP-C and Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C). For more information, please contact Eve Kwiatkowski 719-240-1180 or Gerald Lyons at 605-431-7269. You can register at here.
SAVE THE DATE!! Advanced Trauma Life Support Course -- March 15-16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs. Register here for this two-day provider course. Contact Melissa Held with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE!! Advanced Trauma Life Support Recertification Class -- March 16, 12:30 to 5 p.m.; UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs. Register here for this refresher course. Contact Melissa Held with any questions.
Information & Resources

Denver Public Health recently released a report entitled, “The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver, Colorado.” It presents information about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the City and County of Denver, focusing primarily on the period between 2011 and 2015.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report on suicide trends and urbanization for the years 2001-2015.  Suicide rates are highest in rural areas and trending upward over the 15-year time span.

Just released: An overview of 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic-related deaths continue to rise, particularly those involving pedestrians and motorcyclists.

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report grading states on what they are doing to keep people safe in the workplace, on roadways and in the home/community.  Read the State of Safety.

A recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services highlights successful efforts to reduce hospital readmission rates with mobile integrated health services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center has created a new toolkit expressly for healthcare providers who treat older adults that are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. Click here to find the STEADI Toolkit.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services recently released a white paper on the issue of ambulance use of lights and sirens. Click here to see: Lights and Siren Use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Above All Do No Harm.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has updated its Fentanyl topic page, Protecting Workers at Risk. EMS providers are an at-risk population highlighted in the report.

Public safety employees tend to sacrifice sleep and rest out of a strong sense of duty inherent in their work culture. Read a recent report on the effects of sleep deprivation and how this can be addressed.

Version 2 of the Model EMS Clinical Guidelines was recently released by the National Association of EMS Officials, Medical Directors Council.  Fifteen new guidelines join a revised version of the 56 original guidelines.

Contact Information
Do you have news or an upcoming event that may be of interest to the EMS and trauma communities and want to see it in our news blast? Email your information to Samantha Meza or Grace Sandeno for consideration to be included in our weekly email. For all other questions, comments or concerns, please contact Samantha Meza by email or at 303-692-6220. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly news blast, sign up here.

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Community Integrated Health Care Services Rules Available --The proposed regulations required by Senate Bill 16-069 (Concerning Measures to Provide Community-Based Out-of-Hospital Medical Services) have been updated based on feedback and are being provided for your review on the Health Facilitieswebsite. The rulemaking hearing is planned for Oct. 19, 2017.
Draft Chapter One EMS/EMR Education, Certification/Registration Rules Available -- The draft Chapter One updated rules are available for review and comment. They contain revisions regarding community paramedic endorsement and can be found on the EMTS rules and regulations webpage. The Board of Health will hold a public hearing at its Oct. 19 meeting with the intention to adopt final rules.
Draft Chapter Two EMS Practice and Medical Director Oversight Rules Available --Based on input gathered through the Regional Medical Directors and EMPAC, the draft EMS Chapter Two has been revised. This revised version can be found at theEMTS rules and regulations webpage. The department will hold an Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer hearing on Oct. 19 with the intention to adopt final rules.

Stroke Advisory Board Membership Applications -- An invitation is extended to all parties interested in serving as a:

  • rural hospital administrator

To apply, go to the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions website where you can complete your online application and attach all other pertinent documents. You will receive an email confirming submission of your application. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 20. If you have any questions please contact Romaine Pacheco.

Upcoming Meetings... Mark your calendar!
Coroner's Board Meeting -- Oct. 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Building C, Room C1E, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-432-3148, conference code: 831420. All meeting materials will be made available on the website. Please e-mail or call Anne Strawbridge at 720-633-3553 with any questions.
State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting -- Oct. 11 (Committee Day) and Oct. 12 (SEMTAC Meeting); Residence Inn-Breckenridge, 600 South Ridge St., Breckenridge. All meeting materials found here.
SEMTAC Education Task Force Meeting -- Oct. 12, 1 to 4 p.m.; Residence Inn-Breckenridge, 600 South Ridge St., Breckenridge. Public notice with agenda to follow. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-432-3148, conference code: 831420. The meeting will also be broadcast over Adobe Connect. All meeting materials will be made available on the website.
Stroke Advisory Board-- Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m.; Building C, room C1B, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-432-3148, conference code: 914468. The meeting will also be broadcast over Adobe Connect. If you have questions email Eileen Brown. All meeting materials will be made available on thewebsite.

Health Facilities & Emergency Medical Services Division Town Hall Meetings -- Nov. 6, Dec. 8, 13, 14, Jan. 4, 5, location and times TBD; Discussion on Assisted Living Advisory Committee’s recommendation for assisted living residences rule proposal, and other HF and EMTS program Q/A. For additional

information please contact Melanie Roth-Lawson.

Trauma Chapter Two Task Force --Nov. 17, 2 - 5 p.m.; Dec 15, 8 - 11 a.m.; Jan. 10, 8-10 a.m.; Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m.; and March 16, 1 - 4 p.m. All meetings will take place at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, and will be available via teleconference. Meeting room details will follow.
New!! Trauma Chapter Four Task Force -- Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m.; Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. Teleconferencing will be available. Public notice and agenda will follow.
Training & Education
Colorado’s Burn Update -– Oct. 11, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Anschutz Medical Campus, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Aurora. CNE/EMS CE credits available. To register visit www.childrenscolorado.org/ce. For more information contact Ray Cuellar or call 720-777-6784.
Emergency Department Trauma Case Studies: Ocular & Environmental Emergencies -- Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Parkway, Lone Tree. Continuing education credits available. RSVP here or contact Alyssa Ralls with any questions.
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor Class-- Oct. 12-13; Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland. For more information contact Kerry Borrego.
2017 Banner Health Northern Colorado Emergency and Trauma Care Symposium -- Oct 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland.  CME/EMS CE credits available.  To register visit here.  For additional information emailCharlene Swain or call 970-810-6254.
Advanced Trauma Life Support  -- Oct. 20-21; Swedish Medical Center, Englewood. For more information email Dianne Mouw.
Mercy Regional Medical Center Annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference-- Oct. 20-21; Fort Lewis College, 100 Rim Drive, Student Union Ballroom, Durango. For more information email Virginia Sanders or call 970-764-3402.
Advanced Trauma Life Support 2017 Course -- Oct. 26-27, 7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Medical Center, 2635 North 7th Street, Grand Junction. For more information and to register visit the event website or contact Janice Knapp.
EMSAC 2017 Colorado EMS Conference –- Nov. 2-5;  Keystone Resort & Conference Center, 633 Tennis Club Rd, Dillon. CE credits available. Early bird discount until Oct. 20. Registration is now available here.
First Responder Peer Support Certification Academy-- Nov. 6-9, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; 275 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud. To register email Joanne Rupert or call 970-217-8555.
EMS Agenda 2050 Regional Meetings-- Nov. 7, Jan. 17, March 1; Various locations. Straw Man proposal now posted here for feedback.To register please visit the meeting website.
Colorado Pediatric Trauma Conference -– Nov. 15-16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora. CME/CNE/EMS CE credits available. To register visit www.childrenscolorado.org/ce. For more information contact email Ray Cuellar or call 720-777-6784.
ResponderStrong Meeting -- Nov. 17, 9 a.m.; 9195 E. Mineral Ave Centennial. Agenda to come. Please contact Rhonda Kelly with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE!! ATLS 2-Day Provider Course-- Dec. 1-2; Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs. To register visit the event website.
SAVE THE DATE!! Critical Care Transport Professional Course-- Feb. 18-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Walsenburg.  Individuals who pass this course are eligible to sit for the FP-C and Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C). For more information, please contact Eve Kwiatkowski 719-240-1180 or Gerald Lyons at 605-431-7269. You can register at here.
Information & Resources

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report grading states on what they are doing to keep people safe in the workplace, on roadways and in the home/community.  Read the State of Safety.

A recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid highlights successful efforts to reduce hospital readmission rates with mobile integrated health services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center has created a new toolkit expressly for healthcare providers who treat older adults that are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. Click here to find the STEADI Toolkit.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services recently released a white paper on the issue of ambulance use of lights and sirens. Click here to see: Lights and Siren Use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Above All Do No Harm.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has updated its Fentanyl topic page, Protecting Workers at Risk. EMS providers are an at-risk population highlighted in the report.

Public safety employees tend to sacrifice sleep and rest out of a strong sense of duty inherent in their work culture. Read a recent report on the effects of sleep deprivation and how this can be addressed.

Version 2 of the Model EMS Clinical Guidelines was recently released by the National Association of EMS Officials, Medical Directors Council.  Fifteen new guidelines join a revised version of the 56 original guidelines.

Contact Information
Do you have news or an upcoming event that may be of interest to the EMS and trauma communities and want to see it in our news blast? Email your information to Samantha Meza or Grace Sandeno for consideration to be included in our weekly email. For all other questions, comments or concerns, please contact Samantha Meza by email or at 303-692-6220. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly news blast, sign up here.
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