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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!


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.


Our 2nd IEMSA "Uh-Oh! Peds!" Conference
Our 2nd IEMSA "Uh-Oh! Peds!" Conference
Holiday Inn Coralville - February 21, 2015
Attention all EMS Providers! Your opportunity to get some pediatric education! We are proud to present the 2015 "Uh-Oh! Peds! Conference" in Coralville. We held our first IEMSA Pediatric Conference last year and it was a huge success. So it's back by popular demand... More Info


2015 Midwest EMS Billing & Documentation Conference
IEMSA presents the 2015 Midwest EMS Billing & Documentation Conference Thursday, April 30, 2015 with featured speaker Doug Wolfberg of Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, LLC. The event will be held at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Need a room? Mention Harrah’s Council Bluffs room block. Stay tuned here for more details - registration to open soon!


ACS TRAUMA SYSTEM CONSULTATION
Attention Iowa EMS Providers: We need your participation in this important event!
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is conducting a trauma system consultation visit for Iowa the week of February 2rd. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn-Des Moines Airport/Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321. The agenda for this event is attached along with biographies for the ACS consultation team members. The consultation visit will be set up in a town hall forum allowing interaction between the consultation team and trauma system partners. The ACS team will be seeking information from participants related to all aspects of Iowa’s trauma system. Trauma coordinators and trauma medical directors are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required to confirm sufficient space and meals are provided. Individuals may register for Monday, Tuesday, or both days. Attendance for both days is not required. A majority of the interactive review will occur on Tuesday. Please click here to register.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn-Des Moines Airport hotel. The room block is under “American College of Surgeons.” The room rate is $86 plus taxes/fees.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this visit, please contact Diane Williams at diane.williams@idph.iowa.gov or by telephone at (515) 822-8879.


ATTEND THE AHA PRESS CONFERENCE
Attention EMS Providers—we need your attendance at this event. We’re working with the AHA to try to secure funding through this grant. Please attend this press-conference if you can.

Click here for Iowa Capitol Parking Map

You are cordially invited by the American Heart Association and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to attend a press conference announcing the expansion of Mission: Lifeline in rural Iowa.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Iowa State Capitol Complex
State Historical Building - Atrium
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

12:30 pm Reception
1:00 pm Press Conference

A short program provided by the American Heart Association will follow.

RSVP to Ngia.Mua@Heart.org by January 29.


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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.


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.


Midwest Regional Billing, Documentation and Management Conference
Next year’s conference will be held in Council Bluffs in the Spring of 2015. We’re excited to announce the conference will have a new name — Midwest Regional Billing, Documentation and Management Conference. Doug Wolfberg has agreed to return to Iowa once again. IEMSA will reach out to EMS Services across the Midwest to join us in Council Bluffs for this popular and much needed educational event.


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 MEMORIAL APPLICATIONS
IEMSA is accepting applications for next year's EMS Memorial Celebration. The deadline is April 11, 2015. Application and details are available on the Honorees page.

MIDWEST BILLING CONFERENCE
Next year’s conference will be held in Council Bluffs in the Spring of 2015. We’re excited to announce the conference will have a new name — Midwest Regional Billing, Documentation and Management Conference. Doug Wolfberg has agreed to return to Iowa once again. IEMSA will reach out to EMS Services across the Midwest to join us in Council Bluffs for this popular and much needed educational event. Date to TBD.

EMS DAY ON THE HILL
Mark your calendar today to join us for EMS Day on the Hill on January 29, 2015!

IEMSA Bill Tracking

Follow IEMSA on Facebook!
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.

2015 Board Meeting Dates
January 28 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sheraton - West Des Moines

February -  11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning Meeting at
Drury Inn - West Des Moines

March 19 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

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

May
No Meeting

June 18 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

July 16 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

August
No Meeting

September 17 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

October 15 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

November 12 - Times TBA
Annual Meeting at Conference,
Event Center

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