The IEMSA Mission
To provide a voice and promote
the highest quality and standards of Iowa’s Emergency Medical
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
ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM ONLINE
Our new database is up and running and you will register for your
conference this year through this new system. Doing so enables us to
update our records with your current contact information, and will
assure as an active member that you get member discounted pricing.
Get all the details on our new system on the Conference page.
Or, register for the Conference and renew your IEMSA membership
here. At the log-in screen please use your primary email address
and the password IEMSA2014. Having trouble? Visit the Conference
page for simple step-by-step login and registration instructions.
Please note: Online
conference registration is only available through the links above
and those found on the Conference page.
Registration is not available through the Members Only section.
New this year, we have uploaded all the
conference details to a Smart App called "Guide Book." Just click
app to your smart phone, open the app, search on IEMSA, tap on our
event and enjoy the entire contents of this year's conference in the
palm of your hand. See the ad
for more details
and a QR code for the download link.
2014 CONFERENCE HOTELS
Hotel rooms for the 25th Annual IEMSA
Conference are selling out quickly! If you have yet to make your
reservation, head over to the Conference
page now and follow the links under IEMSA Hotels on the right to
book your room, including at recent addition Holiday Inn Downtown.
NEW E.V.E.N.T. ReportS
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
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PROSPECTUS ONLINE NOW
IEMSA's 25th Annual Conference promises to be
one of our best yet! If you're interested in promoting your products
and services to Iowa EMS providers, a booth in this year's Exhibit
Hall is a must have! Get all the details
here, including news on an
exciting new conference app sure to increase traffic flow to your
IEMSA EMS SCHOLARSHIP
Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then
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
EMS STUDY COMMITTEE REPORT
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
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
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
Join IEMSA On Facebook
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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
Group Purchasing Discounts are available to Affiliate Members in
good standing. Click here
for more information. Please log into your Members Only account if
February 23, 2009