The Greater Miami Valley Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. was founded in 1972. The purpose of the Council is to coordinate the efforts of pre-hospital care providers, hospital emergency departments, staff and consumers to ensure the best possible pre-hospital medical care for the victims of sudden illness or injury. The goal of Council is to see that every person in the Greater Miami Valley area who needs emergency medical pre-hospital services receives quality care delivered by well-trained and dedicated professionals.
COVID-19 Vaccination Training for EMS Personnel
This training covers use of Influenza and COVID vaccines. Because most of those vaccines are administered by IM injections, the training is primarily for AEMTs and Paramedics in the GMVEMSC region. To obtain Continuing Education credit from GMVEMSC for this training, complete the following components:
1. Watch the Dayton MMRS/GMVEMSC Video, “Vaccinations by EMS Providers”
2. Watch two additional short videos:
- What’s in a COVID Vaccine Box” at https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/what-s-inside-an-operation-warp-speed-vaccine-distribution-box/vi-BB1bdqqt?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds
- IM Injection Sites at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqSuCPnPeYE
3. When you have reviewed the materials above, click here to take the post-test and receive continuing education (CE) credit.
Additional resources available for you:
- Two sample standing orders for influenza vaccine such as those often used by public health can be viewed here:
- Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Teens: https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3074a.pdf
- Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults: https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3074.pdf
- PDF handout of the PowerPoint presentation
- Download of the PowerPoint is presentation
- Link for the "Vaccinations by EMS Providers” video presentation
- An optional Skills Checklist is here: https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p7010.pdf
- The link to the CDC Pink Book referenced in the video is here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkboo k/flu.html
- IAFC White Paper on Dry Ice
COVID-19 Resources for Public Safety
EMS personnel are urged to conserve PPE and use only as necessary. N-95 masks should be saved for aerosol producing procedures.
PPE conservation must begin now! Tomorrow is too late. There will be much more severe shortages in the future. Surgical masks, gloves, and possibly face shields or goggles are appropriate for most infectious patients. Plan to clean and reuse following CDC guidelines wherever possible.
Exercise droplet protection where necessary with coveralls or gowns. Uniforms should be laundered frequently during the shift following the transport of potentially contagious patients. Thorough decontamination of the cab and patient compartments should be performed after each transport to protect crews and patients.