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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.  ​

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.

First Responder Licenses go…Read More

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

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
UPDATED COVID-19 PROTOCOL
 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.

B-36 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE.pdf

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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 arien.herrmann@sih.net.

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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