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the highest quality and standards of Iowa’s Emergency Medical
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2015 Iowa Legislator Listing
Looking to find out who represents your IEMSA Region in the Iowa
legislature? Then the
Legislator Listing Reference Booklet
will come in very handy. Download your PDF copy
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (515) 822-8879.
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.
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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
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
Ngia.Mua@Heart.org by January 29.
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
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
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
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
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