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EMSAC eNews concept


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EMSAC eNews concept

  1. 1. 1: EMSAC Member Commnications Strategey
  2. 2. Where we are • 1 mode of member communication • EMSAC STAR Bi-Monthly printed newsletter
  3. 3. Where we want to be • Improve communication to members • Email Email the Star to all • STAR subscribers as PDF attachemnt Offer members to NOT • New item have it mailed to them or to NOT have it emailed to Why? them -Adding value for our • Why? members -it is very easy and inexpensive today to add value like this using email and web tools
  4. 4. reference sample copy of What? WEMSA hotsheet for example publication • electronic Newsletter • published every 2 weeks (or month) • off on STAR publication STAR is emailed with a newsletter in the same style but containing info on the current issue of the star only. the STAR is an attachment to this email.
  5. 5. Who does Thursday, February 7, 2008 • 08-001 Hot Sheets this? A product of the Wisconsin EMS Association. Your Voice for EMS. State Medical Director, Dr. Keith CURRENT EMS HEADLINES Meanwhile both the Intermediate and Para- Wesley Resigns medic Coordinator jobs have been posted with Milwaukee, WI Flight For Life at The exodus from the State EMS Office just today being the deadline for applications. the Milwaukee Regional Medical doesn’t seem to stop. Following his absence as Center (MRMC) has announced they NTSB Releases Results Of Eagle III a presenter at the Working Together conference will be placing a community-based Wisconsin EMS Assn. Helicopter Crash Investigation emergency helicopter at the Fond last week, Dr. Keith Welsey has resigned from du Lac County Airport in 2008. The his position as Wisconsin’s State EMS Medical It has been nearly two years since Wisconsin expansion will bring their helicopter Director. He made the announcement official to suffered it’s first fatal EMS helicopter crash. The total to three. Section Chief, Brian Litza, this past weekend. tragedy came on the morning of April 13, 2006 “Hot Sheet” Dr. Wesley has been a fixture within Wiscon- as the Eagle III backup helicopter, operated by Madison, WI Officials from the sin EMS for nearly 15 years. During that time County Rescue Services in Green Bay, crashed Department of Transportation (DOT), he has held positions on the Physician Advisory shortly after take off, killing the pilot. No patient state legislature and the Wisconsin Committee including as the committee chair, on or other crew members were onboard at the time. EMS Association have been meeting the EMS Advisory Board, and most recently as to design the new First Responder The National Transportation Safety Board license plate. The plates will become the State Medical Director. Throughout this time (NTSB) has now completed their investigation available later this year. he has been involved in a variety of projects and into the crash along with its finding of probable initiatives including helping to create the En- cause. The full report, available from the NTSB Wisconsin A total of nine workshops hanced Intermediate Program, mask CPAP trial, web site,, does not come have been scheduled to help selective cervical spinal clearance, additional straight out with a cause for the accident nor applicants apply for the Assistance skills at the EMT-Basic level and much more. does it implicate responsibility. The report does, to Firefighters grant. Grants are also In written correspondence to the Wisconsin however, focus on an anti-torque control pedal available to EMS providers. See the EMS Association, Wesley wanted to be able to cover that had been installed prior to the flight. schedule at thank everyone for the support they have pro- The cover is used to facilitate duel pilot control vided over the years. “It has been a great experi- of the helicopter for training purposes. There are EMS EVENTS ence and I’m very proud of the accomplishments specific requirements with removing or reinstall- February 28, 2008 Assistance to we have made. Wisconsin has benefited from ing the cover including a requirement to have Firefighters Grant workshops. 1:00 the countless hours of dedicated volunteers specific training in the operation. According PM, 202 E Oak St., Sparta & 7:00 PM, who have written protocols, policies, education to the NTSB report, the cover may have been Chippewa Valley Technical College curricula, and developed guidelines for data replaced improperly rendering control of the EMS Education Center, 3623 Campus collection and quality improvement. The state aircraft difficult or impossible. The report does Rd., Eau Claire. March 13-16, 2008 WITC Emergency enjoys the most aggressive scope of practice in not specify who may have been responsible for Services Conference, Telemark the nation,” wrote Wesley. the error. Unlike many NTSB accident reports, Lodge, Cable. Wesley says he will concentrate his time and the Eagle III report seems to lack the NTSB’s March 27-30, 2008 Wisconsin State energies as the Minnesota State EMS Medical typical level of information. Firefighters Annual Convention, Director, a position he was awarded only a few Additional, private, investigations are likely Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention months ago. “I have also accepted the position due to the nature of the incident and potential Center, Stevens Point of medical director for Health East Medical law suits. Perhaps they will draw a more specific Transport in the Twin Cities. This, along with conclusion including a source for the error. ACTIVE EMS LEGISLATION my continued speaking, writing, and consulting Eagle III officials, quoted in the local media, SB-286 Increases the age limit activities, will keep me busy,” said Wesley remain sceptical with the NTSB findings. In to 30 for children of an EMT, First Unfortunately another resignation is the last addressing the suspect control pedal and cover, Responder or Firefighter killed in thing that the already battered State EMS Office County Rescue Director, Tom Madigan, says the line of duty to obtain free college needs. Still, the lack of staff support and the that he is in no position to contest the NTSB’s tuition through Wisconsin Technical slowed work pace didn’t require much work report, but then goes on to say, “We’re not ex- College System or University of from the state medical director as of late. In actly sure what may have caused that [the error Wisconsin. Public hearing held on fact, Wesley had been putting in less hours each with the cover], if in fact that was the cause [of January 30, 2008. month due to the lack of active tasks. the crash].” Litza, who was out of the office and unavail- Pilot James Vincent Jr., who was killed in Unauthorized duplication of the Hot Sheets is a violation of law. able for comment, has named Dr. Suzanne Mar- the crash, had accumulated 3,074 hours of total Call 1-800-793-6820 to subscribe tens as the interim state medical director. The flight time, with 2,900 hours in helicopters and position will again go out for bids shortly. 85 hours in the accident helicopter model.
  6. 6. EMSAC eNews short = equivalent to approx. 1 8.5x11” piece of paper • Short newsletter emailed every 2 weeks • individual members • main contact for group members • anyone wishing to subscribe ($x/yr)
  7. 7. EMSAC eNews content events calendar: upcoming events and classes in colorado sources: STAR, COEMS, Outside media, • events calendar NEMSMA listser v, anything we get that doesn’t make the STAR. • short (one line) news items • link to outside sources if referenced • short articles or information pieces • Ads (2-3 at $x/issue)
  8. 8. HEADER (Logo, issue #, main site link, web version link) prepare sample issue and NEWS ITEM ADVERTISEMENT send to board 1-2 days before BoD meeting NEWS BRIEF (one line news items) NEWS ITEM ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT NEWS ITEM UPCOMING EVENTS (important EMS events coming up in CO) FOOTER (contact, legal, etc)