EMS Vitals, July 2019, DHSS Newsletter

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JULY 2019, Issue No. 13

New State Trauma Manager

Wendy Allen, 2019

The EMS Office is excited to announce that Wendy Allen has joined our section as the new Trauma Program Manager. Wendy has had a continuing relationship with providing care to patients both pre-hospital and within the emergency room. [Read more about Wendy Allen and the Trauma Program here.]

Top 10 Causes of Injuries in Alaska

Top 10 Injuries reported 2018-2019

Data Source: ImageTrend,
Pulled: July 5, 2019

Click Here to View Charts.

Pediatric Transport Resource 2.0 Released

The National Association of EMS State Officials released their Pediatric Transport Resource, version 2.0 on July 8, 2019. This resource was developed to minimize confusion during purchase of a pediatric transport device. [Read more about this pediatric resource here.]

Click here to download the Pediatric Transport Products for Ground Ambulances v2.0 Resource.

Educational Opportunities

Organ and Tissue Donation in Alaska:
The Obstacles Alaska Faces
Wednesday July 31, 6-8pm, Southern Region EMS, Anchorage, Alaska and offered Online

All Alaska Pediatric Partnership Symposium 2019
October 11-12, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska EMS Symposium
October 29- November 1, Anchorage, Alaska

For a complete detailed list of upcoming educational opportunities and how to register please click here.

Last Call for EMS Award Nominations!

Nominate Here

Deadline July 31st. Please take time today to nominate individuals in your community for an Alaska EMS Governor's Award. EMS award category descriptions can be found on the form or on the EMS Awards webpage.

Please complete the nomination form ONLINE before July 31st.

Job Announcements!

Interior Region EMS Council, Inc

Interior Region EMS is hiring!
Fiscal & Business Operations Manager

Quick Links

Trauma Manager
Top 10 Injuries in Alaska
Pediatric Transport Resource 2.0
Educational Opportunities
EMS Awards


July 31
EMS Awards Nomination Deadline

August 2, 9am
Alaska Council on EMS

October 29- November 1
Alaska EMS Symposium Anchorage, Alaska

Governor's EMS Awards, Nominate here.

Click image above to nominate!

Please note: Pediatric Medical Direction Numbers are intended for Pre-hospital EMS Providers Only.

Poison Help 1-800-222-1222
Careline 877-266-4357 AK Suicide Prevention + Help Line

Alaska Council on EMS Task Force Recruiting

To apply for the ACEMS Task Force or for further information please refer to the application which can be found here. Applications are accepted continuously.

The Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services