Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Medical Services Committee Meeting

Friday, September 13, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Posted: July 30, 2019 2:13 p.m.
  • Last Updated: December 5, 2019 3:41 p.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: Friday June 14, 2019 meeting
  2. OEMS Update
    • Effect of added pain meds on opioid use
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business
    • Hypertonic saline for pediatric head injury (EMSC).  Discussion and vote.
    • Pediatric intubation – retain/remove?  (Dr. Beltran, invited experts) Discussion and vote.
    • Removal of pedi drug reference?  Discussion and vote.
    • BLS transmission of ECGs?  (Dr. Beltran).  Discussion and vote.
    • Central line access by paramedic cf RI? (Dr. Old)  Discussion and vote.
    • New protocol: Sedation after intubation cf MAI. (Dr. Old)  Discussion and vote.
    • Add fever to 2.13 as indication for rx?  (Dr. Walker)  Discussion and vote.
    • Use of monitors in identifying criteria of obvious death?  (Dr. Walter).  Discussion and vote.
    • Fire rehab BP changes?  Discussion and vote.
    • 100% QA for critical procedures (which?)?  Discussion and vote.

Next Meeting:  October 11, 2019; location TBD likely MEMA.

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