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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 24
Bradycardia Protocol Update
 Brad Robinson  

The CC-08 Bradycardia Protocol has been updated to reflect the 2020 AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines change of Atropine dosing from 0.5mg to a 1mg dose.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.


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May 15
Happy EMS Week, May 15-21, 2022
 Brad Robinson  

Dr. Haake and the staff of the SIREMS Office wish all EMS Personnel a very safe and happy EMS Week 2022!  Thank you for what you do for the patients of this region every day!

Dr. Haake

Brad Graul

Jay Sims 

Brad Robinson​

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February 14
COVID Exposure/Positive Guidance Infographic
 Brad Robinson  

​Attached is an infographic that may make it easier to navigate the isolation/quarantine/testing recommendations for employees and employers.  The infographic is from the Egyptian Health Department and we believe it makes it easier to navigate the changes and vaccination status deviations.

Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

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February 14
Epinephrine 1:10000 Shortages
 Brad Robinson  

Other shortages affecting hospitals and EMS vendors is epinephrine 1:10000 prefilled syringes for cardiac arrests.  Attached is a guidance document that goes through the step by step process to dilute epinephrine 1:1000 to the 1:10000 concentration.  This process cannot be done in advance and stored in your drug box as prefilled, it must happen in real time for the integrity of the medication.  Contact the …Read More

February 14
Dextrose 50% Shortages
 Brad Robinson  

​Hospitals and EMS vendors are experiencing a shortage of Dextrose 50% for treatment of hypoglycemic emergencies.  Our EMS System has dealt with D50 shortages before, and have our back-up plan included in our system's treatment protocol.  When D50 is not available, administer 1mg of Glucagon and follow with a 250mL bolus of dextrose 10% in water.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

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January 6
Last Chance for the Old FR Licenses
 Brad Robinson  

​Effective March 31, 2022, all (FR) Forst Responder linceses that were issued without expiration dates will no longer be valid.  At that time, any old FR license that remains in the IDPH licensing database will be eliminated.  Please refer to the linked IDPH memo below and contact the EMS Office with any questions.

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January 3
Updated Interim Guidance for Healthcare Personnal Diagnosed or Exposed to COVID-19
 Brad Robinson  

The CDC has recently updated the guidance for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) that have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19.  It also defines what is an exposure.  There are designations between the vaccinated versus vaccinated and boosted.  Contact the EMS Office with any questions.

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September 27
IDPH Releases Emergency Rules on COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
 Brad Robinson  

​IDPH released emergency rules regulating the components of the Governor's executive order requiring vaccinations or COVID testing for EMS Personnel.  THe emergency rules contain much of the content of the EO, but adds a few important components.  The new emergency rules additionally require the following:

1. EMS Personnel that are not vaccinated and live/work in a county with high or substantial COVID-1…Read More

September 13
CDC Updated COVID Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
 Brad Robinson  

​Upon reviewing the September 10, 2020 release of updated CDC guidance for Healthcare Providers (HCP), it really has not changed that much.  The main components are related to definitions of exposures and distinctions between vaccinated and unvaccinated EMS Personnel.  In summary, to avoid a defined work related exposure, all patients should have a mask in place (source control) and the recommended PPE for EMS is an N9…Read More

August 31
Fall SIREMS Emergency Medical Responder Course
 Brad Robinson  

​The registration form is in the link below.  The class is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2021 with an orientation and BLS CPR class for those that do not have a healthcare provider CPR card.  There are a total of 5 in person sessions, which include the orientation through the final exam.  The majority of the program is online through the EMS System's website.  Contact the EMS Office with any questi…Read More

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