Your direct link to the Harford County ALS training committee. Keep up to date on training opportunities upcoming directly on this site.
From Harford County government: Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Dr. Steven J. Fountain medical director of Harford County’s EMS operational programs. Dr. Fountain is an emergency …
ALS 4TH QUARTER SKILLS....reminder if you recert in 2020 you MUST attend a skills session this year. Sessions will begin in October 2019 and run through March 2020. It is recommended that you do not wait until March incase of cancellations due to bad weather. No letters from other jurisdictions will be accepted. If you attend a MFRI ALS refresher you will only be required to successfully complete a mega code with Dr Fountain our new Medical Director. You will be required to bring a copy of the MFRI skills sheet as proof of your attendance. If you fail to attend skills you will not be allowed to function in Harford County and HC will not be able to confirm your attendance for recertification. Keep an eye out for dates and an Eventbright link to be posted in the near future.
Do you know where to go in a crisis? The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center opens TODAY! The Mobile Crisis Team and Crisis Hotline (800-NEXT-STEP) are 24/7 and fully operational. The Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic will operate 7 am-7 pm, seven days a week. We will transition to 24/7 coverage in July when we are fully staffed.
RSVP to Sandi Gallion at [email protected]
Happy Ambulance Driver week 🚑
Being prepared for the worst is critical in today's world. We are currently registering for the second session in a series of Active Assailant Awareness Seminars.
The seminars are designed to provide community members with response options in the event they are confronted with an active shooter emergency.
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC - Registration is Required
You know you're a medic if any of these thoughts have crossed your mind
Something to keep in mind to pass on to patients...family or friends who may need help.
Per Harford County DES...HAZMAT Awareness May 13th and EVOC May 14th thru 17th. Both will be day classes. If interested please contact Pat Campbell at [email protected]
Crisis K-9 Training at Abingdon Fire Company. May 21st 7pm 3306 Abingdon Road. Open to all county providers and police. Dogs are not allowed to attend due to the nature of the training.
First Friday topics for May 3rd: Measles epidemic, Mustafa's Cardiac series, and FEMA presentation. 1730 in the Chesapeake Room @ UCMC
2019 protocol update is now available on MIEMSS website. Be sure complete the update and submit a copy to your EMS officer.
All providers: check out the latest and greatest in stroke care from UCMC Stroke Coordinator Erin Brown at Harford County DES on Sat, Aug 25 9a-1p. Emergent stroke care is rapidly evolving based on new research...don’t miss out!
Please sign up below using Eventbrite link (open til 8/22).
Email me if questions - [email protected].
Please see attached Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stroke-class-for-harford-county-ems-providers-tickets-47821213537
Description of Comprehensive, Primary, and Acute Stroke Ready hospital designations. Upper Chesapeake Primary Stroke Center explanation Stroke Rates by County in Maryland Types of Strokes Anatomy and Appearance New EMS tools Community Education EMS in chain of survival Imaging Treatment Options Rece...
ALS Providers - Upcoming ALS Skills Nov/Dec dates:
Nov 19 11am (Sunday)
Nov 28 6pm
Dec 22 6pm
More dates to follow in Jan, Feb, Mar 2018...
Email Val Glassman to register [email protected]
Harford/Cecil EMS - We need your help eating crabs (and hear and great talk while eating)!
The UCMC Emergency Symposium is Next Fri, 7/14 6-11:30pm at Richlin Ballroom. There are RSVP sheets at all stations. If you already RSVPed at your station, thank you...
If you can't make it to your station by 7/8 or have not already registered at your station - then register directly here:
Call 1-800-515-0044 or email [email protected] to register
Great training that is also close...
FREE 12-LEAD CLASS - PLEASE SHARE...
Come listen to renowned 12-Lead ECG author and presenter TIM PHALEN presented by the Community College of Baltimore County Emergency Medical Technology program and the PhysioControl Corporation. This event is FREE, but seats are limited and preregistration is required.
Tim Phalen has been presenting 12-lead education to EMS audiences for over a decade. To date more than 25,000 EMS providers have attended one of his programs. He also is the author of “The 12-lead ECG in Acute Myocardial Infarction”, published by Mosby. Both his programs and his book are known for the easy to understand manner in which information is presented.
ALS 4th Quarter Skills cancelled for March 15th 1800.
Last skills session March 25th 1400 DES.
Check your county email to RSVP.
Harford County ALS Skills March dates:
3/8, 3/9, 3/15 at 1800 hrs
3/25 at 1400 hrs
All sessions held at Harford Co DES. These will be the last sessions offered before the deadline at end of March. Please check your fire company email for signup info or to let training officer know if any conflicts. Thanks!
Harford County ALS Skills - February Dates
Feb 2, 17, 27 - all sessions start at 1800 hrs, at Harford Co DES
Check your fire dept email account for further details.
March dates to follow.
IO Refresher and Placement
November 28th 1900 at Co 10
December 4th 1900 at Co 59
December 6th 1900 at Co 13
These drill are open to all providers
Per Dr. T Chizmar
Use the LAMS Score for any acute stroke patient within a 3.5 hour time window since the person was last known normal. An acute stroke patient is any patient with a sudden loss of (or decrease in) strength, sensation, ability to speak or walk, especially if the Cincinnati Stroke Scale is positive/abnormal. These patients may be candidates for a medication called TPA within a narrow time frame.
The LAMS Score is also in MD protocol books but for refresher (total of each category below is the LAMS Score, a total score of 4 or greater may need emergent vascular procedure):
1. Facial droop -- Absent (no droop) - 0 points; Present (has a droop) -1 point
2. Arm drift -- Absent (no drift) - 0 points; Drifts down (slowly) - 1 point; Falls Rapidly down - 2 points
3. Grip strength -- Normal - 0 points; Weak grip - 1 point; No grip - 2 points
FROM UCMC Stroke Coordinator:
1. Getting the phone number for the patient's family is critical, or better yet, bring them to the hospital. In some cases, the patient is not able to provide consent or give history.
2. Audit results for the LAMS score being provided by EMS. Here is what we have so far. Not bad for just starting this in July 2016. Our goal is to get 90% by the end of the year.
Total n 3Q2016
UCMC 45 55%
HMH 20 45%
3. We have been seeing an improvement in the accuracy of the Last Time Known Normal.
4. Just FYI: UCH compliance with Door to tPA time. Thanks to EMS for the pre-notification and Delivery right to CT.
ALS SKILLS EVALUATIONS October 14th 1800 cancelled due to lack of providers signed up. Please check remaining dates for availability. OCTOBER 21st is filling quickly.
Skills seasion for Friday October 14th 1800. If available sign up at the link below.
SIGN UP FOR ALS SKILLS HERE (EVENTBRITE LINK)
4th Quarter Skills Evaluations are cancelled for Saturday October 8th due to no enrollment.
SIGN UP FOR ALS SKILLS HERE (EVENTBRITE LINK)
Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps invites you to attend
VERBAL DEFENSE and INFLUENCE
Point of impact non escalation, de-escalation and crisis intervention tactics
October 20th 2016. 1900 to 2100
Maryann Baublitz. [email protected]
4th Quarter Skills
All sessions will be located in the DES training room. As always this is mandatory for all ALS providers of Harford County. Evaluations have been adjusted to an every other year evaluation depending upon your renewal date. If you renew in March of 2017 you must attend one of the posted dates. Letters from other jurisdictions will not be excepted.
Please respond to your EMS Chief so they may notify the Training Coordinator or sign up through Eventbright link coming soon.
SAVE THE DATE
Topics in EMS- fall 2016
Monday November 28 2016
Asthma and Allergy Center Auditorium
0730 to 1600
Sponsored by JH Bayview
2200 Ady Road
Forest Hill, MD
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Harford County EMS Training posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Contact The Business
Send a message to Harford County EMS Training:
Nearby government services
2231 Conowingo Road, Suite A, Bel Air
2220 Ady Rd
1300 Enterprise Ct. Suite 103, Bel Air
1300 Enterprise Ct, Bel Air
522 Underwood Ln, Bel Air
Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center, 2213 Commerce Rd
702 Rock Spring Rd, Bel Air
1317 Allenby Ct, White Hall
All Over Maryland, Bel Air
39 North Hickory Avenue, Bel Air