EMS Vitals, February 2019, Alaska State Office of EMS Newsletter

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Message from the Manager

Todd McDowell

Todd McDowell, State Office of EMS

In opening, I would like to take this opportunity to express the Office of EMS’s condolences to the families and friends of the Guardian Flight crew that was lost while on their way to Kake this past month. [Read more...]

Tele-Stroke Pilot Program

The State EMS Office is currently working with State EMS Medical Director Dr. Levy and Tele-Stroke Neurologist Dr. Robert Lada towards developing a pilot tele-stroke program that is designed to allow prehospital providers the ability to connect with neurology specialists for a live video consult, while treating potential stroke patients in the field. [Read more...]

The Power of Questions

EMS Providers and instructors use questions as a regular part of their job.  Given that communication is a key part of EMS, mastery of asking questions in an effort to obtain information is an essential ability to have. [Read more...]

March 31st Recertification Deadlines

EMT 2, 3 and Instructor re-certification deadlines are approaching. Please visit the Alaska EMS Certification Management System to manage your certification and check on the status of your application.

For assistance, please contact the Office of EMS at 907-465-3140 and ask for the EMS Certification Specialist or email EMS Certification

Educational Opportunities

Interior Region EMS Symposium
March 27th-30th, Fairbanks, Alaska
Visit Interior Region EMS Council online for more information.

For a complete list of upcoming educational opportunities please click here.

Quick Links

Message from the Manager
Tele-Stroke Pilot Program
The Power of Questions
EMS Certification Management System
Educational Opportunities


March 27-30
Interior Region EMS Council Symposium, Fairbanks

March 31
EMT 2, 3 and Instructor State Recertification Deadline

April 24-28
Southeast Region 35th Annual EMS Symposium, Sitka

Pediatric Medical Direction

Alaska Native Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Governor's EMS Awards, Nominate here.

Click image above to nominate!

Contact Us

PO BOX 110616
Juneau, Alaska 99811

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