Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice  Medical Services Committee Meeting

Friday, October 11, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Posted: September 19, 2019 10:37 a.m.
  • Last Updated: December 19, 2019 9:44 a.m.


Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

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 September 13, 2019 meeting
  2. OEMS Update
    • Effect of added pain meds on opioid use
  3. Old Business
    • Termination-of-resuscitation editing update.
    • Seizure vs. eclampsia standing orders vs MC option.  Discussion and vote.
  4. New Business
    • Hypertonic saline for pediatric head injury (EMSC).  Discussion and vote.
    • BLS transmission of ECGs?  (Dr. Beltran).  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 determining death?  (Dr. Walter).  Discussion and vote.
    • 100% QA for critical procedures (which?)?  Discussion and vote.
    • Hemodialysis disconnect procedure.  Discussion and vote.

Next Meeting:  December 13, 2019; location TBD likely MEMA.

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