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Wisconsin EMS Association
Service Directors Workshop
Iron River Community Center
September 28th, 2017
Please join us for the second in a series of WEMSA Service Director Workshops sponsored by Medline that will be held throughout Wisconsin. This workshop is open to all Service Directors and Assistant Service Directors especially in the following counties: Washburn, Sawyer, Iron, Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas. The next Service Director Workshop will be held in February 2018. Subsequent workshops will be held in other regions. Please watch our website for additional dates and locations.
1815-1830 Dinner is served
1830-1845 Welcome – WEMSA Introduction (Marc Cohen, Executive Director)
1845-1930 Medline Presentation – Marc Rosenstock (Sponsor Guest – Pat Mannix, CEO of Andres Medical Billing)
1930-2100 Reimbursements/Documentation – Presented by Fred Hornby II, Paramedic
2100-2200 Service Directors Open Forum
This workshop is complimentary for all Service Directors and Assistant Service Director, and is generously underwritten by Medline.
To register, please Click Here!
Having Difficulty Finding Naloxone and Epinephrine? Extended use dates still not filling your need for these medications?
As an add-on to a previous story on extending the use dates for some medications, WEMSA has been notified by our Platinum Conference Sponsor – Medline Industries that they have Naloxone and Epinephrine in stock and available for immediate delivery!
Contact Colleen Reichling, Emergency Services Account Manager at 608-482-1377 or email her at email@example.com
WEMSA, as your Voice for EMS will continue to work with our partner vendors to make sure you have the latest information on medication availability.
This afternoon Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign SB59 regarding EMT language changes.
This bill changes and aligns the terminology for emergency medical technicians to the National Registry language. The changes will be as follows:
- First Responder becomes Emergency Medical Responder
- Emergency Medical Technician – Basic becomes Emergency Medical Technician
- Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate does not change
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is added to reflect the level currently in the state at DHS known as Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Technician
- Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic becomes Paramedic
Emergency medical technician currently refers to all levels of EMT’s : EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic. That term changes to Emergency Medical Services Practitioner under the bill SB39 and includes EMT Advanced.
Marc Cohen, WEMSA Executive Director will be representing the Wisconsin EMS Association at the invitation of the Governor at the bill signing ceremony this afternoon.