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To provide a voice and promote the highest quality and standards of Iowa’s Emergency Medical Services.
 

THE VOICE NEWSLETTER
Get all your latest news in Iowa EMS by downloading the current edition of The Voice newsletter here. Looking for past editions? Visit the Members Only Section. Not an IEMSA member? What are you waiting for? Visit the Membership page here and join today!


IACME Fall Meeting & Education Expo
Los Angeles Times reporter and author of award-winning book on America’s heroin epidemic will be headline speaker at IACME Fall Meeting October 14-15, 2016. For more information, please visit the Training page.


2016 EMS Memorial Ceremony :
A moving tribute to four fallen fellow providers and to all Iowa EMS Providers

The Ceremony was held at the EMS Memorial in West Des Moines at Station #19, located at 8055 Mills Civic Parkway on May 14, 2016.

It was a cold and windy Iowa day for our ceremony. We honored some very special EMS heros on Saturday. Our 2016 Honorees are, Douglas J. Butzier, M.D., Annette M. Hird, Dennis I. Mallory, D.O., Brian S. Seymour... read more


Des Moines Marriott Downtown Now Accepting conference hotel reservations!
Planning to attend this year's IEMSA Annual Conference & Tradeshow? Then make your reservations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown today by clicking here! Additional details are available in the Hotels sidebar on the Conference page. Room blocks will also be available at the Quality Inn, Holiday Inn, Renaissance Savery, and Hampton Inn. Reservations details will be posted on the Conference page as soon as they are available. 


EMS DAY ON THE HILL & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
February 9, 2017
Save the date for next year's EMS Day on the Hill & Leadership conference! Details as they become available will be posted on the Conference page.


BOUNDTREE NEW GROUP PURCHASING VENDOR
New Group Purchasing Vendor Announced—Boundtree now offering IEMSA Member Discounted Pricing.

The Committee has researched EMS supply vendors for the best prices available, and have once again selected a company we feel will provide you with the best benefits possible.

This cycle, the contract has been awarded to Boundtree. Boundtree has entered into a two-year contract with IEMSA to provide our Affiliate Members (in good standing — to check your membership status please log-in to your IEMSA Online Account by clicking here — or call 1-515-225-8079) with considerable discounts on their products. This contract runs from August 1, 2015 and ends on July 31, 2017. For more details, read more here in the Members Only section.


A Statewide STEMI System of Care for Iowa
Get the latest news about the new statewide STEMI System of Care for Iowa on the Library page now. Learn about the goals for the program as well as opportunities, plus what's currently being done to spread the word and details on how you can get involved. Visit the Library page for more information.


Iowa EMS Stroke Alert Run Sheet and Stroke Exam Review
Brian Helland of Clive EMS and Terri Hamm of Mercy Medical Center Des Moines present an Iowa EMS stroke alert run sheet and exam review in an informative 18-minute video that you can view here.
 


KCRG-TV9 COVERS EMS VOLUNTEER SHORTAGE
The town of Stanwood in Cedar County currently has no ambulance service. Losing the service has been a long process for the community. In October 2011, Stanwood Ambulance Service became “Stanwood EMS” because they could no longer staff the ambulance on a 24-hour basis, a state requirement. Last month, “Stanwood EMS” shut down because its coordinator left. That position is also required by state law. Stanwood is now covered by services from the surrounding towns of Clarence, Mechanicsville and Olin. ... more on KCRG.com


Volunteer Individual of the Year
Featured on KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ambulance services in rural areas are often underfunded, and require the help of volunteers like Wendy Frentress, a paramedic currently working with Blairstown Ambulance. She’s been recognized by the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association with the Volunteer Individual of the Year award. That’s why she’s the focus of this week’s Show You Care Spotlight... more


IEMSA MERCHANDISE

IEMSA Merchandise is now available to order online. Orders placed by the 1st of the month are printed and shipped the following month. More details are available on the wait-time and shipping time on the order form.

If you’d like to order State Patches and Rockers, please contact the office for pricing and availability.


KWQC-TV6 COVERS RURAL EMS IN IOWA
To read the full article and view the news piece that aired on KWQC-TV6 on January 29, 2015, click here.

 


2015 Iowa Legislator Listing
Looking to find out who represents your IEMSA Region in the Iowa legislature? Then the 2015 Iowa Legislator Listing Reference Booklet will come in very handy. Download your PDF copy here.


Latest Ebola Information


IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGING RECEIVES GRANT
FOR FALL PREVENTION

The Iowa Department on Aging has received a federal grant to prevent falls by at-risk Iowans.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths for Iowans aged 65 or older.

“Increasing the variety and availability of evidenced-based fall prevention programs throughout the state is key to reducing the number of fall related injuries” said Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey. “Thanks to this project, the State will establish a responsive, integrated fall prevention network that enables more at-risk Iowans to participate in falls prevention programs and learn strategies to decrease their chances of falling.”

We hope you will strongly consider becoming engaged in this effort. It is an investment in Iowa’s future; if we can educate people today, we can prevent fall-related injuries and deaths in the years to come.

Please feel free to share this Master Trainer Course Application with others in your professional network as appropriate.

Mark A. Hanson
Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Program Administrator


NEW E.V.E.N.T. ReportS Available
The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR) with sponsorship provided by the North Central EMS Institute (NCEMSI), the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) is pleased to present summary reports for the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (EVENT).

Patient Safety Summaries

Near Miss Summaries

EMS Violence Summaries

You are encouraged to share this report within your organizations. You can continue to submit events at www.emseventreport.com.


FINAL EMS STUDY COMMITTEE REPORT AVAILABLE
An approval-pending draft of the Iowa Legislature EMS Study Committee's final report is available on the EMS Study Committee page now. Please click here to review this document as well as numerous others from the committee.


NAEMT'S POSITION ON EMS AS ESSENTIAL SERVICE
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Board of Directors has adopted a new position statement on EMS as an Essential Public Function. The full news release from the NAEMT is available here.


Transition Requirements
Click here to go to the Bureau of EMS webpage that has all the information on what you need to do to transition and the timeline to make that transition.


Join IEMSA On Facebook
Join us on Facebook ! IEMSA members can join our Facebook page. It’s a great way to interact with other EMS providers, share ideas, get information, and more. There are also photos from the 2012 EMS Cruise posted.


Group Purchasing
Group Purchasing Discounts are available to Affiliate Members in good standing. Click here for more information. Please log into your Members Only account if prompted.


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EMS DAY ON THE HILL
EMS Day on the Hill will be back February 9, 2017. Save the date!

IEMSA EMS SCHOLARSHIP
Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then click here for the official application! Hurry, this year's deadline is June 1.

EMS MEMORIAL APPLICATIONS
IEMSA is accepting applications for next year's EMS Memorial Celebration. The deadline is April 11, 2017. Application and details are available here.

IEMSA Bill Tracking

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Join the growing group of your fellow EMS providers and others on Facebook interested in IEMSA by clicking here.

IEMSA Memberships
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Being a member of the Iowa EMS Association means your voice is one of the many joining together for positive change in Iowa EMS. And with individual memberships starting at just $30.00, you'll likely get a lot more than what you originally invest. Learn more here.
IEMSA Scholarship
Apply for an IEMSA Educational Scholarship
Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then click here for the official application! Hurry, this year's deadline is June 1.
IEMSA Meetings
Board meetings
IEMSA board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted. Regular meetings will be held by teleconference or at West Des Moines EMS Station 19, 8055 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The November meeting is the Annual Meeting which is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference and Trade Show at the conference location. All members are welcome to attend.

2016 Board Meeting Dates
January 4 - 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Budget Meeting
Executive Board Only

West Des Moines EMS Station 19

January 21 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

February 24 - 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Strategy Planning Meeting
All Board Members

West Des Moines EMS Station 19

March 17 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

April 13 - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites DSM

May
No Meeting

June 16 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

July 21 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

August
No Meeting

September 15 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway, WDM
2nd Floor Training Room

October 20 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

November 10 - 11:15-12:15
Iowa Event Center DSM

December 15 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Teleconference
27th Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show
November 10-12, 2016
Iowa Event Center, Des Moines

SE EMS Saturday
January 14, 2017 (tentative)

EMS Day on the Hill
February 9, 2017
Renaissance Savery, Des Moines

Leadership Conference
February 9, 2017
Renaissance Savery, Des Moines

4th Annual IEMSA Uh-Oh Ped's Conference
Feb 25, 2017
Holiday Inn, Coralville

EMS Memorial Ceremony
May 13, 2017 (tentative)

Leadership Academy
with Jon Politis
September 2017 (Date TBD)
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