The MEDIC Dispatch News From The Front Line January 11, 2010
Don’t Forget These Make-Up In Services Dates Mecklenburg EMS Agency
For individuals who need to attend a make-up Both sessions will be held in the Auditorium. session for November In-Service, please sign Employees MUST wear their uniform. Sign up up for the one of the following dates:
Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, January 12th from 1200—1600 Thursday, January 14th from 1200—
January 11th and 15th CPR Training
January 12th and 14th Make-Up In-Service
January 16th Medic Night at the Bobcats
sheets for both sessions are in the Bay. If you have any questions about make up in-Service, please contact Robin Pariso at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext 6143.
Carolinas MED-1 Deployed for Flu Vaccinations On Saturday, January 9th, Carolinas MED-1 housed a clinic for residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to get H1N1 flu shots outside Eastland Mall. The event was held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and featured paramedics from our very own Mecklenburg EMS Agency. Saturday’s event marked the first time Carolinas MED-1 was operational in Mecklenburg County. Previously, it had been instrumental in providing medical care to Hurricane Katrina victims and in the flood-ravaged Midwest. It was developed and is owned by Carolinas Medical Center. The first mobile hospital of its kind, Carolina MED-1 was created by our medical director, Dr. Tom Blackwell and is owned by Carolinas Medical Center. The 53-foot trailer consists of an 11-bed critical care unit, an emergency department and full ICU capabilities. The mobile
This Week: Bobcats Game
hospital also has a two-bed operating room and is fully equipped with anesthesia, surgical lights and supplies for emergency or minor surgeries. It also doubles as a shock/resuscitation facility. The concept for Carolina MED-1was first conceived in 2000 as a solution to providing medical care following a natural disaster or other unforeseen events. “We’re really excited, “ said Dr. Tom Blackwell. “We have made a difference in the lives of more than 10,000 people, but have never had the opportunity to help residents in Mecklenburg County. To provide a facility where our neighbors can come and get flu shots is an honor.” The event on was held in conjunction with Carolinas Medical Center and Mecklenburg County Health Department. 1
Medic Night at the Bobcats - Saturday, January 16, 2010 The next Medic Night out at the Bobcats is set for Saturday, Please be aware of the following: • The number in parentheses next to January 16, 2010. The Bobcats will take on the Phoenix Suns your name is the number of children that evening starting at 7:00 pm. Again, Medic children will be (between the ages of 4-12) confirmed to participate in the onable to participate in pregame festivities and everyone will court events. receive Lower Level Seating. Monday morning (January 11th) is the last chance to get
your tickets to the Bobcats game. Please contact Kim Krakower directly (email@example.com) or stop by her office.
An envelope with game tickets and food vouchers will be placed in your company mailbox on Tuesday, January 12th.
If you have children attending between the ages of 4-12, you will also receive wristband(s) and release form(s) in your envelope.
Please meet in the lobby in front of Section 116 at 6:00 pm for any children (between the ages of 4-12) participating in the on-court events.
Please make sure your child brings a completed release form with them to the lobby.
Any child who does not have a wristband or a completed release form will not be permitted to participate in the on-court events.
Please let us know if any information is incorrect. We can not be held responsible after the fact.
Please read the even details below: The following people are confirmed to attend the Bobcats game on Saturday, January 16th for Medic Night: Terry Bell Shelly McAbee Adam Riascos(2) Charvetta Ford McGriff(1) Ronisha Black(2) Kariena Bernesser Leigh Taibe(1) Paul Burns(1) Shante Rivers(1) Robin Geck(1) Keith Overcash
Jamal Peay Heather Smith(1) Amber Davis David Toney Lisa Wilson Corinne Walser(1) Dan Baltimore Dale Cordice William Worthey Cory Colvin Littlejohn Goodwin
Please contact Nikkie Perry in the Public Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, need to make any changes or cancellations.
PLEASE READ: 2010 AHA CPR - BLS for Healthcare Providers Courses Below are the class date for Medic AHA CPR Courses for employees. Remember PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED and WALK INS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. In addition, employees must wear their uniforms and all classes will be in the Auditorium. Dates are as follows: •
JANUARY – 8, 11, 15, 18, 1300-1700 / Jan 21, 28 1800-2200 **The CPR class for January 18th has been cancelled due to the MLK holiday. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 23rd at 1000-1400. **Two additional classes will be held on Saturday, January 23rd from 1400-1800 and 1800-2200.
APRIL – 9, 12, 16, 19, 1300-1700 / Apr 22, 29 1800-2200
JULY – 9, 12, 16, 19, 1300-1700 / July 22, 29 1800-2200
OCTOBER – 8, 11, 15, 18, 1300-1700 / Oct 21, 28, 1800-2200
TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS – EMAIL your requested date to Robin Pariso: email@example.com or call ext 6143.
Out of County Equipment
Social Media and Networking Sites
As one of the country’s top providers in emergency medical services, our field crews continue to set the standard of excellence for other area EMS agencies. It is especially important that we continue to be mindful of this high standard when using equipment from other “outof-county” departments.
Social media and its impact on our lives has increased greatly within the last 5 years. People are now more easily connected, information is shared and on-line communities are formed. Medic recognizes the value and popularity of on-line social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc.) and blogs as vital communications and networking tools for individuals, agencies and businesses.
Currently, Medic has a group focused and working on the development of policies and Recently, field crews have begun to find more spine boards practices specific to the use of from out-of-county departments on our units. This occurrence social networking sites by the obviously does not help the out-of-county departments when Agency and its employees. In they arrive at a Mecklenburg facility, try to pick up their the interim, employees are equipment and the equipment is no longer there. While out- reminded that existing Medic of-county departments may occasionally use some of our policies HIPAA, Standards of equipment, as the largest EMS agency in the county, we should Behavior, Employees as set the example and not use their equipment unless our Representatives of the Agency system is at system status zero and there is not Medic gear and Communications Environment Acceptable Use apply whether the employee is on available at the facility to put you back in service. or off-duty and includes electronic communications of any If you have any questions about equipment use, please contact type. Richard Dean for more information at We all bear responsibility for representing ourselves, our firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext 6053. profession and the Agency with dignity, respect and high professional standards.
If you have any questions about social media or any of the above policies, please contact Richard Dean for more information at email@example.com or call ext 6053.
Congratulations to North Mecklenburg Rescue on 50 wonderful years of service!
Congratulations to ALL employees who received commendations in December! Eric Bitler
January 2010 Sun
CPR Training 1300 - 1700 10 B
CPR Training 1300 - 1700 17 A
Make Up In-Service
Make Up In-Service
1200 - 1600
1200 - 1600
CPR Training 1800 - 2200
CPR Training 1300 - 1700
Medic Night at the Bobcats
CPR Training 1000 - 1400
CPR Training 1000-1400, 14001800 & 1800-2200
CPR Training 1800 - 2200 30 A
2010 Training Schedule (Only CPR Training at this time) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES ALL CLASSES HELD IN MEDIC AUDITORIUM
AHA CPR Refresher Classes at Medic
CLASS TIME: 1300-1700 **except where otherwise noted
MEDIC Mecklenburg EMS Agency 4525 Statesville Road Charlotte, NC 28269 Tel: 704-943-6000
LOCATION: MEDIC AUDITORIUM Jan - 8, 11, 15 / 21, 28 ** 1800-2200 **Jan 23 1000-1400, 1400-1800 & 18002200** April - 9, 12, 16, 19 / 22, 29 ** 1800-2200
July - 9, 12, 16, 19 / 22, 29 ** 1800-2200
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Oct - 8, 11, 15, 18 / 21, 28 ** 1800-2200
NC Scope of Practice Recertification Testing
Dates will be Announced Soon - Please watch for further communications
If you have any questions or to register for a class PLEASE contact the Education Coordinator at extension 6143.