Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Medical Services Committee Meeting

Friday, December 14, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Posted: October 29, 2018 2:37 p.m.
  • Last Updated: February 12, 2019 11:12 a.m.


MEMA Headquarters
400 Worcester Road (Route 9 East), Framingham, MA 01702-5399

Overview of Medical Services Committee Meeting

The Medical Services Committee advises the Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board (EMCAB) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) on the clinical issues in EMS.

Meeting Minutes


  1. Acceptance of Minutes: October 12, 2018 meeting
  2. OEMS Update
  3. Old Business
    • Membership of the committee.  Informational.
    • Linkage of MCOs, CPAP for BLS and nebs for BLS. Discussion and vote. 
  4. New Business
    • Articles – NASEMSO SOP, regional EBH care, AHA Update.  Informational.
    • Reporting of impaired drivers.  Guest presentation by Dr. Mahoney.  Discussion.
    • Draft AR for WLS (Dr. Tollefsen).  Discussion and vote.
    • IN Midazolam dose change?  Discussion and vote.
    • Blood product transfusion time exception IFT language (Dr. Walker).  Discussion and vote.
    • TXA for pedi?  Discussion and vote.
    • Glucagon route edit?  Discussion and vote.
    • Pain scale removal (Drs. Old and Bivens).  Discussion and vote.
    • Add “sudden dizziness” as a stroke symptom? (Dr. Beltran).  Discussion and vote.
    • SANE Alert language (Dr. Old).  Discussion and vote.
    • Central line access by paramedic? (Dr. Old).  Discussion and vote.

Please note that the items below may be discussed at this meeting but are likely to be carried over to the February meeting unless time permits.

  1. Glucagon by BLS?  Discussion and vote.
  2. New protocol?  Sedation after intubation (Dr. Old).  Discussion and vote.
  3. New protocol?  Hyperkalemia (Dr. Beltran).  Discussion and vote.
  4. BLS transmission of ECGs?  (Dr. Beltran).  Discussion and vote.
  5. 100% QA for critical procedures (which?)?  Discussion and vote.

Next Meeting:  February 8, 2019; MEMA in Framingham.

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