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Adirondack - Appalachian Regional Emergency Medical Services Council


Welcome to our Web Site - Recognize the Blue and White Symbol?

It’s the Star of Life, the symbol of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In the center is the Staff of Asclepius, the mythological Greek god of medicine. The "points" of the Star (beginning at twelve o’clock) represent the functions of EMS – Detection, Reporting, Response, On-Scene Care, Care in Transit, and Transfer to Definitive Care. The rest of the AAREMS logo depicts the boundaries and names of the counties we serve in New York State.

AAREMS Teaching Day for 2015 will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown, NY from 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM. For a copy of the flier, click here.

The State Department of Health has updated information available on the Ebola virus on their EMS website. This information will be kept current. To access the page, follow this link - http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/

For CDC training videos on the donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in suspected cases of Ebola, click here.

To link to a training webinar for the new National Educational Standards, click here.

Here's a link to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) site that provides updated information on medication shortages nationwide - http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages

The 2015 Collaborative Protocols (for AAREMS, Mountain Lakes, REMO, Susquehanna, Hudson Valley and Westchester) are available for viewing and/or downloading, on the "Regional ALS Protocols" page. The Paramedic, Critical Care and AEMT level credentialing exams are also now available online on that same page.

FOR TRAUMA TRIAGE INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), INCLUDING ORDERING OF FREE MATERIALS, CLICK HERE.

FOR THE CDC LINK WITH INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA VIRUS, CLICK HERE.

We invite all agencies based in our Region to send us photos of agency vehicles and/or agency activities for inclusion in our slide show (above). It is our policy, however, to withhold from publication any photo which would violate patient confidentiality. All rescue activities currently depicted are training exercises.



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