EMS Vitals, January 2019, DHSS Newsletter

January 2019  

EMS Vitals Masthead Revised

Sepsis- Unrecognized Killer

Sepsis accounts for over 270,000 deaths in the United States each year. One in three patients who die in a hospital die from a sepsis related cause.  This life-threatening condition... (Read more about Sepsis and quiz yourself here.)

Sepsis Field Treatment

Michael Levy M.D., State EMS Medical Director

How can the EMS provider in the field impact this potentially deadly condition when the treatment ultimately depends on such things as antibiotics and a higher level of care at a hospital? (Learn how you can make an impact here.)

Biospatial Platform

What is the Biospatial Platform?

The Biospatial Platform consists of three key elements: data, analytics and visualization. (Find out more about the Biospatial Platform and what it can do for the Alaska EMS system here.)

Alaska EMS Data Manager Representatives

State Data Manager, Brian Ritchie
Southeast and Interior Region, Chaundell Piburn

Alaska Governor's Council on EMS

Upcoming Meeting

The Governor's council will hold its next meeting January 31st- February 1st in Juneau, Alaska.

Governor's EMS Awards 2019

Governor's EMS Awards, Nominate here.

Nominate Now!

For more information about the Governor's EMS Awards please visit Alaska EMS Awards.

Re-Certification for EMT 2, EMT 3 and Instructor Deadline Approaching

Deadline March 31, 2019

Please login to your account and manage your certification here

Save the Date!

Comprehensive Pediatric Airway Management: From the Field to the PICU Webinar, January 30, 2019 (Register Now.)

25th Annual Interior Region Symposium, March 27-30 in Fairbanks (More Information Here.)

For the complete list of Educational Opportunities click here.

Public Input Requested for Healthy Alaskan's 2030

Help shape the next statewide health improvement plan, Healthy Alaskans 2030 (HA2030). Take the Healthy Alaskan's survey here!


Alaska Council on EMS Meeting, Juneau

January 31- February 1, 2019


Interior Region EMS Council Symposium, Fairbanks

March 27-30, 2019


 EMT 2 and 3 and Instructor Recertification Deadline

March 31, 2019

Quick Facts

In 2018...

44 agencies reported National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) compliant, Version 3.0, data to the State.

Pediatric Medical Direction

Concerned about your pediatric patient and would like to ask a Pediatric Intensivist about treatments or destination options?


Alaska Native Medical Center


Providence Alaska Medical Center

EMS Regions

Interior Region EMS
Maniilaq Association
North Slope Borough EMS
Norton Sound Health Corp.
Southeast Region EMS
Southern Region EMS Council
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.

Please click here for the Alaska EMS Region Directory.

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