814.201.2265 saems@saems.com

Southern Alleghenies EMS Council, Inc.
2900 Beale Ave, Suite 126
Altoona, PA  16601
(814)201.2265
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saems@saems.com

EMS Registry System Updates

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) plans to update the online EMS Registry system at the end of November 2017. As most of you are aware, the EMS Registry system manages your certification and continuing education...

PEHSC Resource-CLIA FAQ and Sample Application

All EMS agencies (i.e. BLS, IALS, ALS, etc.) doing diagnostic testing of human samples, including blood glucose testing, must have a CLIA Waiver.  This document provides information on CLIA and explains the process to obtain a CLIA waiver. As with any FAQ, it is...

Updates to ALS Certification Expiration Dates

All providers above the EMT level will be receiving correspondence from the Bureau of EMS indicating changes to their ALS certification dates.  All ALS providers will eventually be transitioned to an expiration date of December 31, 2019, with following expiration...

Protocol Updates-2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) has published revisions to the Statewide ALS, BLS and AEMT protocols.  These new protocols will be effective on September 1, 2017.  Agencies may implement the protocol revisions prior...

NEW-Scope of Practice and Approved Medication List

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) has published updates to the EMS Scope of Practice for Emergency Medical Service Providers and Approved and Required Medications Lists for Emergency Medical Service Agencies and...

Fentanyl: A Briefing Guide for First Responders

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has released a guide for first responders related to the opioid overdose epidemic. The guide, entitled "Fentanyl:  A Briefing Guide for First Responders" provides valuable information to all responders who may respond to overdoses or...

EMS IB 2017-07: Drowning/Near-Drowning Event Reporting

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS has issued EMS Information Bulletin 2017-07 related to Drowning/Near-Drowning Event Reporting and requests EMS agencies to report any drowning or near-drowning report within 72 hours of the event to assist the Bureau...