Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Medical Services Committee Meeting

Friday, February 14, 2020
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Posted: November 1, 2019 6:58 a.m.
  • Last Updated: January 27, 2020 10:50 a.m.

Address

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.

Agenda

  1. Acceptance of Minutes: Friday December 13, 2019 meeting
  2. OEMS Update
  3. Old Business
    • Temperature measurement methods? Discussion and vote.
    • Reduction of ketamine pain dose? (Dr. Beltran). Discussion and vote.
  4. New Business
    • Ultrasound as Med Director Option? Discussion and vote.
    • Vents in 911 non-arrest use. (Dr. Nemeth); Discussion and vote.
    • Add fever to 2.13 as indication for rx? (Dr. Walker) Discussion and vote.
    • Require PEEP valves on BVMs? (Dr. Beltran) Discussion and vote.
    • Require BLS pulse oximetry? (Dr. Beltran) Discussion and vote.
    • Hypothermia and hyperthermia protocols. Discussion and vote.
    • Use of cardiac protocols. Discussion and vote.

Items for April

  • Pediatric BLS glucagon use? Discussion and vote.
  • Difficult airway — ketamine to replace midazolam? Discussion and vote.
  • Cricothyrotomy training methods.  (Dr. Beltran) Discussion and vote.
  • Formal EMS-ED handover structure?  Discussion and vote.

Next Meeting: April 24, 2020; Location TBD

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