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EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND TRAUMA SERVICES BRANCH NEWS

FOR THE WEEK OF Feb. 21, 2018

Announcements from the EMTS Branch

Designation Review Committee(DRC) Membership Application -- The DRC is a committee that meets monthly to advise the department on the designation of level III, IV and V facilities. An invitation is extended to all parties interested in applying to serve as a:

  • General Surgeon from a Level III, IV or V or with experience as a site reviewer

To apply, please complete theapplicationand fax 303-691-7720 or e-mail to . You will receive an email confirming submission of your application. Applications must be submitted by March 30.

State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council Membership Applications-- An invitation is extended to all parties interested in serving on the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council (SEMTAC). We are seeking qualified applicants to serve as:

  • a county emergency manager
  • a board-certified physician certified in pediatrics
  • a registered nurse involved in rural emergency medical and trauma services care
  • an administrative representative of an urban trauma center
  • a fire chief of a service that provides prehospital care in urban area
  • a board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a Level II trauma center
  • a RETAC chair
  • a board-certified neurosurgeon providing trauma care at Level I or II trauma center
  • a member of the general public from a rural area

To apply, go to theGovernor’s Office of Boards and Commissions website where you can complete an online application and attach all other pertinent documents. You will receive an email confirming submission of your application. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28 (for county emergency manager membership) and April 13, 2018 (all other memberships). If you have any questions please contact Romaine Pacheco.

Update!!The application period for the EMTS Funding program closed on Feb. 15. There were 125 applications for provider and system improvement grants requesting approximately $9.5 million in state funds. Financial waivers will be considered on Feb. 27; RETAC grant hearings will be held in March and April; and SEMTAC grant hearings will be May 17-18. For more information please refer to thegrant hearing schedule and all other program guidance on our EMS and Trauma Funding page. Contact André Smith at 303-692-2991 with any questions.
CREATE Grant Opportunity -- Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE) grant program accepts applications on a monthly basis. Please visit the website for upcoming deadlines. This grant program is intended to provide funding to EMTS agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers.
Upcoming Meetings... Mark your calendar!
EMS Chapter Four Work Group -- Feb. 28, 1 to 3 p.m.; CDPHE, Building C, Room C1D, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8972, conference code: 862128. The work group will be re-writing ground ambulance rules found in EMS Chapter Four. The meeting will also be broadcast overAdobe Connect. All meeting materials will be found here.
Designation Review Committee Meeting -- March 1, 4 to 5 p.m.; CDPHE, Building C, Room C1E, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974 conference code: 914468. All meeting materials are found here. Please contact Grace Sandeno with any questions.
SEMTAC Education Task Force -- March 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; CDPHE, Building C, Room C1A, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. The task force will be discussing education standards. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974, conference code: 831420. The meeting will also be broadcast overAdobe Connect. All meeting materials will be foundhere. Please contactMike Bateman with any questions.
Trauma Chapter Four Task Force -- March 7, 1 to 3 p.m.; Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 CO-141, Gateway. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974 conference code: 914468. The meeting will also be broadcast over Adobe Connect.All meeting materials will be available here. If you have any questions, email //">Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse.
New!! Neurosurgery Expanded Scope of Care Meeting -- Mar. 13, 3 to 5 p.m.; CDPHE, Building C, Room C1E, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974 conference code: 914468. All meeting materials will be foundhere. Please contact Martin Duffy with any questions.
New!! Trauma Chapter Two Task Force --March 16, 1 to 4 p.m.; CDPHE, Room C1A, Building C, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver. Teleconferencing will be available at 712-775-8974 conference code: 914468. The meeting will also be broadcast over Adobe Connect. Public notice and agenda will follow. All meeting materials will be available here. If you have any questions, email Grace Sandeno.
Training & Education
Front Range Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Conference -- Feb. 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada. Register here. Contact Christina Norman at 303-689-4623 with any questions.  
EMS Mini Conference -- Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock. Breakfast and lunch provided with 6.5 hrs of CE.  Register here. Contact with any questions.
TOPIC: Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course-- Feb. 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Good Samaritan Medical Center, 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette. CE available and lunch will be provided. Register here. Contact Christina Petrozella with any questions.
St. Anthony Hospital 2018 Annual Prehospital CE Symposium-- Feb. 24-25,  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Breakfast and lunch provided with 14 hrs of CE available. Register here. For questions contact Pamela Ice.
Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice Meeting-- Feb 26 and 27, 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Tennessee Department of Health Division of Licensure and Regulations, Office of EMS, Iris Board Room, 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN. The in-person meeting will be broadcast virtually here. For more information visit the website or contact Sue Prentiss.
EMS Day at the Capitol -- Feb. 27; Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver. Daytime events are open to everyone and evening events for EMSAC members only; Please register for all events so we can plan. Contact Howard Paul with questions.
FEEDBACK NEEDED!! EMS Agenda 2050 Regional Meetings -- March 1; Various locations. Straw man proposal now posted here for feedback.To register please visit the meetingwebsite.
Trauma Care After Resuscitation-- March 1-2, 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.; UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, RMLEI Auditorium, Eye Center, 1st Floor,1675 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045, Register at www.tcarprograms.org.  Direct all questions to Regina Krell at720-848-7028.
2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Pediatric and OB EMS Conference -- March 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, 2001 N. High Street, Denver. Registration is available here. Contact Benjamin Dunn with any questions.
5th Annual EMS Conference EMS & Nursing Education-- Pre-conference: March 14, Conference: March 15-16, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz, Inpatient Pavilion 2 Conference Center Auditorium, 12505 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora. Pre-Conference is free and CE available. Register here. Please contact//floyd.%"> Floyd Salazar via email or at 720-8484-8701.
Advanced Trauma Life Support Course -- March 15-16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs. Registerherefor this two-day provider course. Contact Melissa Held with any questions.
Centura Prehospital Services Webinar Week  -- March. 19-23, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; Online. Earn up to 20 hours of CE from your desktop or mobile device Visit the website for more details. Contact with any questions.
Swedish ATLS Provider/ Student Course --April 13-14; Swedish Medical Center, 501 E Hampden Ave, Englewood. This course is a combined provider/refresher with refresher students on April 14. Contact Dianne Mouw for a registration form.
13th Annual Northwest RETAC Leadership Conference -- April 26-27, Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St, Grand Junction. Visit the conference website for registration form and more information. Please contact Addy Marantino with questions at 970-987-1043.
Information & Resources

The FDA recently approved a blood test to detect concussions. The test precedes a CT and helps determine whether a CT is necessary or not. Read more in the article on NBC News.

National article addresses local issues: Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemmaaddresses many facets of this complicated and pervasive rural issue.

Silent but deadly: The trauma we miss in geriatric careis a recent article aimed at EMS providers but with important messages for every care provider.

Read a Colorado success story! "Case Report: ER-REBOA Catheter deployed to support a hemodynamically unstable patient prior to IR embolization" from the recent edition of Trauma System News.

The 2018 Colorado State EMS Conference is looking for speaker course proposals for the November conference. Submit your proposal here by March 8.

Supply Shortages Of Lactated Ringer’s Solution And Other Related Products:

We are aware of potential supply shortages of lactated Ringer’s injection solution and other related products. Below you will find a set of suggested resources for your consideration as you work with your healthcare community to cope with and mitigate the effects of this most recent drug product shortage:

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists:

ASTHO:

HHS/ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange:

  • Select Materials on Drug Shortages and Scarce Resources: 2017
    This page highlights resources ASPR TRACIE developed to help our stakeholders prepare for and manage drug shortages and the allocation of scarce resources.  
    https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/scarce-resources
  • Clinicians and Coalitions: A Conversation about Finding Solutions for Medication Shortages: 2017
    The speakers in this webinar provided an overview of the medication shortages and their clinical impact; described coping strategies for scarce resources. The speakers in this webinar: provided an overview of the medication shortages and their clinical impact; described coping strategies for scarce resources; and discussed the decision-making strategies states, coalitions, and healthcare facilities are currently using:
    https://asprtracie.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/aspr-tracie-medication-shortages-webinar-508.pdf

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We hope you find this information helpful and, as we learn more we will immediately pass long to you. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division at 303-692-2800.

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