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Wisconsin EMS - James Newlun

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Wisconsin EMS - James Newlun

  1. 1. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services James Newlun Director Emergency Medical Services September 22, 2017 Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services
  2. 2. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services 330 133 10 130 90 65 9 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Number of WI Services Emergency Medical Responder EMT-Basic Intermediate Advanced Emergency Technician Paramedic Critical Care Paramedic Air Medical 2
  3. 3. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services 3,139 7,908 2,226 124 3,571 1,116 EMS Personnel in Wisconsin Emergency Medical Responder Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) EMT-Intermediate Paramedic Paramedic with Critical Care 3
  4. 4. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services 677,471 704,759 646,289 693,754 610,000 620,000 630,000 640,000 650,000 660,000 670,000 680,000 690,000 700,000 710,000 Statewide Call Volume 2013 2014 2015 2016 4
  5. 5. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services • Located in the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care, Division of Public Health • Seven staff members, including one licensing coordinator • Approximately 783 EMT Services and 18,178 EMS providers licensed bi- annually EMS SECTION
  6. 6. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Program Website www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/EMS • Available 24/7 • Updated frequently • Licensing page • Instructor page 6
  7. 7. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services NREMT STATES Blue states represent those that require NREMT registration for licensure. Red states do not. 7
  8. 8. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services WARDS Elite: Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System • Standard reporting • Required to submit patient care reports • Personnel managed in system by service director through E-Licensing • Up-to-date individual and service demographic information • Hospital can access the reports 8
  9. 9. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services • National EMS Information System-compliant submission of data • Streamlined report process with dynamic run report WARDS Elite: Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System 9
  10. 10. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Funding Assistance Program • Application sent via e-mail • Electronic application located in E-Licensing • No need for municipal certification • All expenses reviewed • Current budget = 1.96 million • Funding used for EMT-Basic training and improvements 10
  11. 11. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Renewals 2018-2020 • Opens November 1, 2017 • Training focus is on transition to the new national EMS scope of practice levels • Website offers updated information • Operational plan update (www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/License_certification/index.htm) 11
  12. 12. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services E-Licensing • New interface • EMS website link updated • Contact information current • Primary database for correspondence 12
  13. 13. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services DHS 110.16 - Fees • No cost for initial license • No cost for renewals completed on time Late renewal: $50 Reinstatement: $75 Returned renewal: $30 Verification:$25 Reciprocity: $50 Manual application: $35
  14. 14. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services DHS 110.09 - Renewals • Late renewal (less than 6 months) o Complete refresher activities o Pay $50 fee • Reinstatement (6 months – 24 months) o Complete refresher activities o Complete National Registry of EMT’s assessment written and practical exams o Pay $75 reinstatement fee • Lapsed (over 24 months) o Complete initial training for specified level 14
  15. 15. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Training Permits Two processes: • Training Center Training Permit (all levels) o For patient contacts and clinicals o Places responsibility on student o Provides better screening of applicants with issues that may prevent them from being licensed o Extension of permits • EMT-Basic Training Permit (used as part of an EMT-Basic licensed crew – EMT-Basic level only) 15
  16. 16. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Waivers • New form for waiver requests o Medical o Military o other 16
  17. 17. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Vehicle Standards • National standards changing: National Fire Protection Agency 1917 (standard for automotive ambulances) • State changes: Trans 309 (administrative code) will be open for revision 17
  18. 18. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Wisconsin Healthcare Coalitions (HCC) • Federal initiative • Seven regions determined at state level by DHS • Based on previous hospital preparedness regions, developed based on patient referral patterns • Hospitals, public health, emergency management will participate 18
  19. 19. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Wisconsin Healthcare Coalition Regions 19 19
  20. 20. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Key Components of an HCC • Regional board of directors – representing involved disciplines • Regional HCC coordinator • Regional trauma coordinator • HCC medical advisor • Medical coordination centers (under development) 20
  21. 21. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Board • Regular board meetings: February, April, June, August, October, and December • Current meeting locations = Madison and Wisconsin Dells • Now available via webcast o Static link for meetings o Information on our website 21
  22. 22. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Board Committees • EMS System Quality and Data • EMS Education and Training • EMS System Management and Development • Physician Advisory Committee 22
  23. 23. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services DHS 110 and WI Statue 256 Updates Licensure names have been updated in WI Statue 256 • First Responder-> Emergency Medical Responder • EMT Basic-> Emergency Medical Technician • Intermediate Technician-> Advanced EMT • EMT Intermediate->Intermediate • EMT Paramedic-> Paramedic 23
  24. 24. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services • No operational plan on file • Contact information not updated • No articles of incorporation • Operating without a medical director • Work outside of the services scope of practice Operational Plans
  25. 25. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services • Drug diversions • Taking transfers while leaving 911 uncovered • Patient care • Intoxication or under the influence of a controlled substance while on duty • Deviation of medical protocols Types of Investigations
  26. 26. WI EMS Update 2016 DPH/EMS Program Wisconsin Department of Health Services Questions? E-Mail: dhsemssmail@dhs.wisconsin.gov Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/EMS Main phone: (608) 266-1568 26

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