Monthly Archives: March 2019

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physical activity

Regional Health In Focus: Physical Activity

Why do we need physical activity? Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being active helps you stay healthy as you age, and it can prevent obesity and other chronic diseases, like heart disease or type 2 diabetes. It can boost your […]

RSI Paramedic Testing to be Conducted at Spring Fling Conference

RSI paramedic testing will be conducted at this year’s Spring Fling Conference. Testing will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Paramedics interested in becoming an RSI paramedic MUST meet the following criteria: Be actively practicing as a paramedic for a minimum of four years […]

NEMSIS v3 ePCR Tips and Tricks!

As the state moves towards NEMSIS v3, there have been some growing pains. Below are some helpful tips and tricks to get your charts to lock and upload! For your reference, click here to access the NEMSIS v3 Data Dictionary. All Vendors: When Incident, Home, or Destination County is empty, […]

new BLS skills

New BLS Skills and Updated Provider Credentialing Manual Memo

The North Country EMS Program Agency has released new BLS Skills guidelines and an updated Provider Credentialing Manual. Please view these updates in the document below. To download or print a copy, click in the upper right corner of the document. If you do not see a document below, click […]

2019 New York State EMS Annual Awards

New York State EMS Annual Awards: Physician of Excellence Registered Nurse of Excellence Excellence In EMS Quality and Safety EMS Agency of the Year EMS Educator of Excellence EMS Communication Specialist of the Year Youth Provider of the Year Basic Life Support Provider of the Year Advanced Life Support Provider […]

Updated ALS Minimum Equipment List

At the February REMAC meeting, the following changes were made to the ALS minimum equipment list: Ampule removed after epinephrine 1:1000 1mg/1ml PRN Adapters were made optional large bore and  small bore saline locks (2 ea.) were changed to  Saline Lock with a quantity of 4 (size will be at […]

North Country REMSCO Openings Available for Lewis County Positions

The North Country Regional EMS Council (REMSCO) has several openings available for Lewis County positions. Do you live or work in Lewis County and have an interest in getting involved with EMS operations at a regional level? Our REMSCO’s membership is diverse — BLS & ALS providers, dispatchers, nurses, fire, […]

Name Suggestions Sought for Upcoming EMS “Community Day”

The NYS Bureau of EMS is creating a new initiative, and it needs name suggestions from you! This initiative will have agencies across the state on Sunday, May 19, 2019, take their rigs into their community and teach community members about all the capabilities of EMS agencies and their providers. […]