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Welcome to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale's regional site for EMS and Emergency Preparedness professionals. Here you will find EMS treatment protocols, updates, training, an event calendar, forms, and other information relevant to regional EMS and disaster preparedness.  ​

May 17
Happy EMS Week 2020
 Brad Robinson  

​EMS Week 2020 finds all of us in an unusual and unprecedented time.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the modifications and adjustments we have made in such a short time, this year's recognition of EMS personnel means more than it ever has in previous years.  Please take the time this week to thank yourself and your brothers and sisters in EMS.  Together, we have accepted risk, made sacr…Read More

May 9
CDC Releases Updates to Employee Isolation Period for COVID-19 Cases
 Brad Robinson  

​The linked document explains the changes to isolation periods and time off work for COVID-19 probable and confirmed employees.  It also contains hyperlinks to the CDC website for additional details.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

CDC Changes to Isolation Periods.pdf

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April 27
CDC identifies additional COVID-19 symptoms
 Brad Robinson  

​The CDC has added chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.  Follow the link below for more details.

Updated CDC COVID-19 Symptoms​

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April 26
IDPH Guidance for EMS to avoid bringing COVID-19 home from work
 Brad Robinson  

​IDPH has released a guidance document with reminders and best practices to aviod bringing the virus home from the workplace.  Follow the link below for more details.

20200426_Healthcare_Providers_Consid.pdf

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April 25
IDPH COVID-19 Guidance and Reminders for Fire and EMS Personnel
 Brad Robinson  

​IDPH has released some COVID-19 guidance (mostly reminders) on spread, self protection, PPE use and reuse, disinfection, tips for employers, and links to additional information.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

20200424_COVID-19_Guidance_for_Firef.pdf

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April 4
CDC Releases Recommendation on Cloth Face Covers for Public
 Brad Robinson  

​The CDC has released a recommendation for the public to wear cloth face covers when going to areas where social distancing is difficult, like grocery stores and pharmacies...especially in areas with high volumes of COVID-19 cases.  This does not change the CDC's EMS PPE guidelines.  Please read the memo from Dr. Haake and visit the CDC's webpages with the cloth face cover information.

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April 3
IDPH Offers EMS Provisional Certifications
 Brad Robinson  

​Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDPH is offering EMS Provisional Certifications on a temporary basis.  SIREMS has created a policy explaining how we will implement the rules distributed to the systems by IDPH.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

I-12 ILLINOIS EMS PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATIONS.pdf

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April 2
04/02/2020 NEW Updated SIREMS COVID-19 Protocol
 Brad Robinson  

​The latest update of the SIREMS COVID-19 protocol withholds high flow oxygen.  No oxygen above 6 liters per minute will be administered on ANY patient.  It must be done by nasal cannula with a surgical mask placed over the patient and cannula.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

B-36 NOV…Read More

April 1
AHA Extends Provider and Instructor Expiration Dates for 120 Days
 Brad Robinson  

​The American Heart Association has extended the expiration dates by 120 days for all Instructor and Provider certifications starting with the March expiration dates.  This includes CPR, ACLS, and PALS.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

covid19-statement_card-extensions_update-33120.pdf

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March 29
IDPH Guidance for EMS to Request PPE
 Brad Robinson  

​IDPH has released a flowchart on how they want PPE needs reported and requested by EMS.  It does not change the fact that you contact your Resource Hospital first.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

IDPH EMS Process for PPE Requests.pdf

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