WEMSA Board Appoints Three New Board Members
The Wisconsin EMS Association Board recently appointed three new board members. Jerry Miller is a Paramedic and President/CEO of LifeQuest Services. Tim Nowak is a Paramedic/FF with Green Bay Fire Dept., First Responder with County Rescue Services, and Founder/CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions. Dallas Deitzel is an EMT-Intermediate Technician and President of the Dickeyville Rescue Squad in Grant County. For a list of all board members, click HERE.
WEMSA Board Elects Officers
The WEMSA board recently elected officers to the Executive Board. Re-elected was John Schindler as president and Justin Klis as vice-president. Karen Barker was elected as secretary/treasurer, and Josh Kowalke was re-elected to fill the past-president's seat.
Medical Transportation Management Inc. (MTM), a Missouri-based company who landed the $51 million state contract, will take over for LogistiCare on August 1 to start managing and dispatching non-emergency medical reides for Wisconsin's Medicaid and Badger-Care Plus recipients. The contract is effective for three years with the option of renewal for two additional one year periods.
In his proposed budget, Governor Walker included a $1 million increase in the Service Award Program (SAP), which currently has a $2 million cap per fiscal year. In recent years, the cap has been reached, resulting in reduced payouts to program recipients. With the increase, the program (formerly know as the Length of Service Award - LOSA) will provide matching funds up to $3 million annually and permit the program participants to receive the maximum allowed state-matching funds.
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) is the state's largest non-profit member-based organization representing EMS professionals. WEMSA regularly works with other stakeholders, health care professionals, public safety organizations, and legislators to advance and enhance the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
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SAVE THE DATE!! 2014 Working Together Conference - January 29 - February 1
Working Together is one of the largest EMS events in the midwest! Mark your calendar!
NEW!! Wisconsin EMS Association Special Operations Society - Click on the link to learn about the many benefits of SOS Membership. SOS welcomes members who are interested in Tactical EMS (TEMS), Disaster Medicine, and Wildnerness Medicine. To join, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-793-6820.
NEW!! Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services - Click on the link to access the newly released guide and reference from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The purpose of this guide is to provide EMS system responders and their organizations with a practical resource to infection recognition and prevention in the EMS environment. This guide contains current information, recommendations, regulations, resources, program examples, and forms to utilize in the EMS system responder setting.
NHTSA Issues New Guidelines for Transporting Children - Click on the link to view the new recommendations for the safe transport of pediatric patients.
NAEMT Capwiz Legislative Service - Click on the link for direct access to Capital Hill through the Capwiz online legislative service. The site is designed to help EMS professionals advocate for the passage of current federal legislation in support of EMS.
Pre-hospital Management of Athletic C-spine Injuries - Click on the link to view resources for managing spinal injuries in athletes.
Paper Run Reports Available
Paper run report forms are available at no cost to WEMSA service and corporate members. Call or email the WEMSA office to arrange for local pick-up or discuss shipping options.
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