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

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JUNE 2019, Issue No. 12

Alaska EMS Leadership Academy

This past month, through a federally supported grant on behalf of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), 27 individuals from across the state representing 16 agencies attended an EMS Leadership Academy. The academy was part of a partnership with SafeTech Solutions...[Read more about Alaska EMS Leadership.]

Emergency Medical Services Leadership Academy

Alaska EMS Leadership Academy May 2019

NASEMSO Resolution for Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators

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In May 2019, the National Association of EMS State Officials (NASEMSO) passed a resolution supporting Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECC) in Emergency Medical Service agencies. Since fall of 2018, the Alaska Certification Office has...
[Read more about PECCs in Alaska here.]

Click here to view the official NASEMSO PECC Resolution..

Hands Only CPR Demonstrations

Interior Region EMS Council (IREMSC) provided a CPR demonstration booth at the American Heart Association Heart Walk in May. [Read more about this CPR demonstration.]

Wilma Vinton and Kim Johnson of Interior Region EMS Council, American Heart Association Walk: Hands Only CPR demonstration

Wilma Vinton, Interior Region EMS Council Director (left) and Kim Johnson, Interior Region EMS Council Training Coordinator (right)

Educational Opportunities

Optimizing EMS Destination Choice for Pediatric Patients
Friday, June 21st, 11am (2pm/CST)
Webinar Information

Learn how undertriage, overtriage and secondary transport are sub-optimal for patients and review non-trauma pediatric conditions likely to require inpatient or specialty pediatric care.

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

Job Announcements

EMS Quality Assurance Manager, Mat-Su Borough

Quick Links

Leadership Academy
NASEMSO Pediatric Resolution
Hands Only CPR Demo
Educational Opportunities


August 2, 9am
Alaska Council on EMS Teleconference

October 29- November 1
Alaska EMS Symposium
Anchorage, Alaska

Governor's EMS Awards, Nominate here.

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Pediatric Medical Direction


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