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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.  ​

July 23
No COVID-19 Work Restrictions for Vaccinated EMS Personnel
 Brad Robinson  

​The CDC has clarified that asymptomatic Healthcare Providers who are fully vaccinated and have experienced a higher risk exposure no NOT need to be restricted from work.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure t…Read More

June 11
 Brad Robinson  

​Dr. Haake has updated the COVID-19 protocol, changing PPE requirements and allowing aerosol generating procedures.  The new protocol is linked below.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.


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May 19
Dr. Haake's EMS Week 2021 Message
 Brad Robinson  

Please take a moment to thank an Emergency Medicial Services provider this week as we celebrate EMS Week! The theme of this year is “Caring for our Communities” and I find it to be especially fitting as we reflect on the turbulent p…Read More

April 22
SPARC Coalition Updated Bylaws
 Brad Robinson  

​The Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition recently updated their bylaws.  The SPARC website is having some issues, so they asked to have their new bylaws publically accessable on the SIREMS website.  If you have any questions, contact

SPARC Bylaws amended 04-2021.pdf

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April 13
SIREMS Protocol Changes for ALS Non-Transport
 Brad Robinson  

​SIREMS has created an ALS Non-Transport medication list and equipment list, both specific to ALS non-transport units.  They can be found under the Protocols heading, under BB-01 Ambulance Medications and BB-08 ALS-ILS Non Transport Equipment LIst.

Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

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April 2
Changes to Herrin Hospital ED Entrance
 Brad Robinson  

Beginning Monday, April 5th at 0700 the turn around and canopy at the Herrin ER will be closed off for construction.

Ambulances will have two designated parking spots in front of the canopy.

ER staff will communicate with the EMS crew to determine which ambulances should deliver in front of ER and which crews should bring patients in through the ramp entrance by Administration.

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March 6
Trauma Nurse Specialist - CEU Opportunities
 Brad Robinson  

​Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is hosting a Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) program this spring at MHC.  EMTs and Paramedics can attend sessions for continuing education.  The schedule is linked below.  To RSVP for a session, please email Amy Reed​

TNS Agenda Spring 2021.pdf

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February 26
EMS Program Manager - Shawnee Community College
 Brad Robinson  

​Our partners at Shawnee Community College asked us to share this EMS job opportunity with our EMS System participants.  It is a grant funded EMS and allied health program manager.  The job posting and additional information is linked below.

Delta Healthcare Project Manager Job Posting.pdf

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December 22
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians extends date for Provisional Certifications
 Brad Robinson  

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty of running the Paramedic psychomotor skill stations, the NREMT has been issuing provsional certifications through December 31, 2020.  The provisional certification is allowing Paramedics to become temproarily registered with only the cognitive testing, because in-person skill stations have been mostly postponed or closed due to the pandemic.  Because of the fall spike in C…Read More

December 15
HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Vaccine Development Presentation
 Brad Robinson  

​The link below is from a live Zoom webinar that aired on December 7, 2020.  The portion of the video between 11:35 - 21:18 is a presentation on the development of the versions of the COVID-19 vaccine specific to each manufacturer.  The portion between 11:35 - 21:18 is presented by Dr. Kenneth A. Scheppke, the EMS Medical Director for the state of Florida.  We found the presentation very informative on …Read More

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