Jamestown Community College Center for Continuing Education will be holding EMT-B Original and Refresher Courses in the Spring 2019 semester starting in January. Please see below for course announcements.
Please click here for the EMT Original Course Announcement.
Please click here for the EMT Refresher Course Announcement.
If you have any questions please contact JCC at:
Jamestown Community College
Center for Continuing Education (EMT Original Program)
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
This event will be at Southern Tier Health Care System on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by STHCS and Ardent Solutions of Wellsville.
Unlike yesterday’s epinephrine auto injector email I sent regarding precautionary handling instructions, this one IS a recall from Boundtree which is the manufacturer of CURAPLEX EPI-SAFE KIT (syringe epi).
Please click here for the notice.
FDA alerts patients and health care professionals that some EpiPen auto-injectors may not readily slide out of carrier tube
This is NOT a recall.
FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.
In a letter to health care professionals from Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, the label sticker on the auto-injector unit may have been improperly applied, causing resistance when removing it from the carrier tube. The carrier tube is the immediate package in which the auto-injector is contained. In some cases, the patient or caregiver may not be able to quickly remove the epinephrine auto-injector from the carrier tube.
The auto-injector device and the epinephrine it delivers are not affected by this issue and can be used as prescribed. It is vital for lifesaving products to work as designed in an emergency situation, and patients and caregivers should inspect their epinephrine auto-injector prior to needing it to ensure they can quickly access the product.
The letter also describes how to inspect potentially affected products and explains that patients should contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 if an auto-injector does not slide out easily from the carrier tube ORthe label is not fully adhered to the auto-injector. Pharmacists should inspect the products before dispensing them to patients to ensure quick access to the auto-injector and should not dispense any product which does not easily slide out of its carrier tube.
FDA is not aware of any adverse event reports associated with improperly applied EpiPen or EpiPen Jr auto-injectors, or their authorized generics label. As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their epinephrine auto-injector.
FDA asks health care professionals and consumers to report any adverse reactions or quality problems to the FDA’s MedWatch program:
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the letter from Pfizer.
Over the past 48 hours a series of suspicious packages containing improvised explosive devices have been discovered at several locations across the U.S., including locations in Westchester County and New York City. Given these incidents, public safety personnel should remain vigilant and not touch, move, or handle any suspicious or unknown packages. There is potential for the discovery of additional confirmed and unconfirmed packages or devices. The following information is attached:
Please distribute this information to public safety personnel within your jurisdiction as you deem appropriate.
Office of Counter Terrorism
NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12226
(518) 242-5078 | (518) 337-1971 | Daniel.Albert@dhses.ny.gov
Rockland County has recently experienced a measles outbreak with 7 confirmed cases and several more in the process of being tested. With this in mind, the Bureau is forwarding the resource for your local ambulance services and ALSFRs that could help with planning for EMS response to infectious disease patients including but not limited to measles and even flu.
Daniel J. Clayton, B.S., EMT-P
Deputy Director for Operations and Emergency Preparedness
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
ph: 518.402.0996 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the guide.