An AEMT Refresher Course will be held at Southern Tier Health Care System. The courses will begin at 6:30 p.m. The challenge exam will take place on October 8th at 6:30 at STHCS. Please let me know if you need any more information.
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Please see below for a map of the parking lot maintenance that will be occurring at Olean General Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23.
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I’m excited to share with you that Don Trzepacz Jr. will be our new, New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems Regional EMS Program Representative starting today. Many of you may know him from his previous position as the Director of Air Medical Operations for Mercy Flight. While there, Don oversaw all the medical staff and was responsible for the day to day operations of the 911 scene and inter-facility responses of the organization. He also has served as a Superintendent/MSgt E-7 for the NY Air National Guard where he provided administrative and operational oversight of Aerospace Medical technicians.
We have had the opportunity to work with Don prior to his appointment to this position, and we look forward to collaborating with him in his new role. We are enthusiastic to begin working with him to enhance the development of EMS in the Southwestern Region and look forward to working with Don as our NYSBEMSTS regional rep and are hoping to have him be able to make a visit the Southwestern Region soon. I have been assured that our good friend Ed Mager is not abandoning us… that he will be mentoring Don as he moves into his new role.
Southern Tier Health Care System is currently gauging interest in a CLI course in our three county area. If you are interested in becoming a CLI please complete the below survey.
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FREE Community-Based Fall Prevention Class in Olean, NY
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Do you have a fear of falling? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you. The fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.
A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
In recognition of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, Ardent Solutions is partnering with Southern Tier Health Care System and Healthy Community Alliance to offer a Free “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” course, beginning September 24th and ending on October 22nd.
Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Southern Tier Health Care System at 150 North Union Street, Olean NY 14760. Classes are open to the public. Each class will build upon the previous week making it extremely important to attend all sessions. A workbook is provided to all attendees.
Pre-registration is required by contacting Ardent Solutions at 585-593-1738 by Friday, September 21, 2018. Space is limited. Funded in part by the Cattaraugus County United Way.
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Just a reminder that the Vital Signs 2018 Conference will be held October 11-14, 2018 in Syracuse, NY. If you register on or before September 17 you will receive the discounted rate of $195. Click here for the brochure or go to http://www.vitalsignsconference.com/ for more information and to register.
As in year's past, reimbursement is available for providers in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Click here for the forms and instructions regarding reimbursement for 2018 Vital Signs. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to reach out to me.
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CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION; JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN – REFRESHER – Fall 2018
Monday, September 10 – Thursday, November 15
CLASS DAYS/TIMES: 6:30-9:30 PM, Mondays/Thursdays; based upon challenge results
LOCATION: Jamestown Community College, ARSC Building, Room 344
INSTRUCTOR COORDINATOR: Ron Hasson, NREMT-P, CIC
Special Note for those wishing to RECERTIFY:
Students have the option of challenging the practical exam and didactic portions of the course.
This will be explained the first night.
Click here to download more information and the course application.
Please see the information below about an upcoming free ASIST suicide prevention training event at St. Bonaventure. Thanks to Amy Mann for forwarding this along. Have a great day!
St. Bonaventure University's Wellness Center is hosting an ASIST Training FREE of charge for 28 individuals on September 5th and 6th. We are offering this training to school staff and to community service professionals who work in Cattaraugus County. If you are interested in attending this wonderful training, please contact Christopher Anderson, LMHC at St. Bonaventure University at 375-2310 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
As always, if you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me as well.
Amy (Lafler) Mann, MSEd, LMHC
Suicide Prevention Coalition Coordinator
Cattaraugus County Community Services
1 Leo Moss Drive
Olean, NY 14760