Emily McDonald appointed as Assistant Director for MBEMSC

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Emily McDonald as Assistant Director for the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council, Inc.

Emily comes to us with almost 12 years of EMS experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and actively works in the field as a paramedic for a provider service and as an EMS educator. In her various positions in private EMS, hospital urgent care and education, Emily has gained a broad-based understanding of the various challenges that face the EMS community in Massachusetts. Although she still enjoys working on the ambulance, she is excited to start a new journey as the Assistant Director of the Council. We believe that the background that Emily brings to the Council will greatly enhance our work.

Please join me in welcoming Emily to our staff. She may be reached either by telephone at (781) 505-4371 or by email at emcdonald@mbemsc.org. 
 

Register Today for MIH & Community EMS Webinars

The Department of Public Health (Department) is pleased to announce the rollout of a new set of programs that aim to address gaps in illness prevention and health care service delivery: Community EMS, Mobile Integrated Health Care (MIH), and Mobile Integrated Health Care with ED Avoidance.

·         Community EMS is operated by a local public health authority in partnership with the local jurisdiction’s primary ambulance service to address illness or injury prevention through high value public health services in the community.

·         MIH is a system of pre- and post-hospital services that utilizes mobile resources, including EMS Personnel, community paramedics, and other health care providers to deliver a coordinated continuum of care at the patients’ home.

·         MIH with ED Avoidance is an additional component of an approved MIH Program that allows for management of 9-1-1 patients in alternative settings, as appropriate and in accordance with the DPH ED Avoidance Protocol, such as outpatient clinics, psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, or the patient’s home.

Please join staff from the Department’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) for a series of webinars to help educate potential applicants and interested parties about these new programs:


Program Overview Sessions for EMS
This one-hour session will be offered on three different dates and will provide an overview of Community EMS, MIH, and MIH with ED Avoidance for ambulance services and EMS Personnel.

·         Tuesday, September 4th – 2:00pm
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6695297229564456963
Webinar ID: 919-253-211

·         Tuesday, September 11th – 10:00am
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5187717254343500803 
Webinar ID: 156-124-187

·         Tuesday, September 25th – 10:00am
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5438106838313689091 
Webinar ID: 271-494-731

General Application Overview Sessions
The purpose of these one-hour educational sessions is to provide potential Community EMS, MIH, and MIH with ED Avoidance Program applicants with an overview of the application, requirements, and resources for each program type.

·         Community EMS
Friday, September 21st – 11:00am

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6301403786025645058 
Webinar ID: 767-092-379

·         MIH
Tuesday, October 16th – 1:00pm

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1534167658594483202 
Webinar ID: 337-113-947

·         MIH with ED Avoidance
Friday, October 19th – 1:00pm

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7822237274450102530 
Webinar ID: 427-255-643

To see the full list of educational webinars offered by the Department, please visit www.mass.gov/service-details/mih-and-community-ems-educational-resources


Registration Assistance:  If you need additional assistance with registration, please email us at: MIH@state.ma.us

For More Information: The MIH website is your best resource to learn more about the MIH and Community EMS Program. Information will be posted online as it becomes available, including webinar recordings and materials, details about newly-scheduled webinar and in-person educational sessions, and additional resources for potential applicants.

 

A New MBEMSC.org

Welcome to the new www.MBEMSC.org! We're celebrating EMS Week 2018 by launching our newly designed site. We are rolling the site out in phases, so everything from the old website may not be available yet. However, we will have everything up and available within the next few months. 

Come celebrate EMS Week 2018 in our EMS Week 2018 section. There's a welcome letter from our Executive Director, Derrick Congdon, and every day we will post articles celebrating that day's theme. 

To celebrate EMS Week, our PIER (Public Information & Education Resource) Committee has created a new initiative titled: "Key to Safety Features in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) – Register the Correct Patient." This initiative was rolled out in the Fall, but it now has a special place on the new website. Check it out!

Our launch includes the following sections:

A revamped News Page. This is where you will find information on special events, emergency alerts, and general happenings within the Region. 

Our About section remains the same. While it shows our Mission Statement and Board of Directors now, we will be expanding that section in the coming months.

You can find links for Continuing Education Numbers, Con-Ed Changes, Blanket Approval Numbers, and the Unaffiliated EMT form (to be used when affiliating with Region IV as your agency training office) on the Home Page, below the Banner.

The Contact Us page now has a map that will take you to Google Maps, for customized directions to us, from where ever you are.