EMS Online & in the News

EMS Online & in the News

MC-EMS Research Contributions to Prehospital Medicine
Listen to Dr. Aufderheide's interview on WUWM's Lake Effect where he discusses how a collaborative partnership between the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County EMS has improved prehospital medical care and outcomes in Southeastern Wisconsin.


MC-EMS In The News

Milwaukee County EMS Staff discusses the system's participation in a State Pilot program allowing EMTs and First Responders to carry the life saving drug Nalaxon which is used to reverse the effects of heroin and narcotic pain killers.

Get the whole story at: Fox 6


Milwaukee County EMS YouTube Channel
MC-EMS has created a YouTube Channel which we will use for diseminating updates and training videos to our paramedics. Click the link to check it out. 


While you're there subscribe to our channel and take a moment to watch a brief clip introducing you to our new Medical Director Dr. Riccardo Colella.


MC-EMS In The News
Our Communications Manager, Erik Viel, did several interviews with local news stations about the system impact of the recent flue outbreak, its effects on area Emergency Departments, and the played by the EMS Communications Center in managing hospital diversions. Click the links below to check out the segements.


Fox 6



Department of Health and Human Services News Letter

Check out the latest DHHS news letter for an update from Director Hector Colon and catch up on what has been happening in the department.


The Field EMS Quality, Innovation, and Cost-Effectiveness Improvements Act of 2011


Representatives Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sue Myrick (R-NC) have introduced H.R. 3144, The Field EMS Quality, Innovation, and Cost-Effectiveness Improvements Act of 2011, which is the first major EMS bill introduced at the federal level in many years. The bill calls for the establishment of an Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma and tasks the Office with creating a cohesive National EMS strategy to improve EMS delivery at the federal, state, and local levels. The strategy will focus on addressing patient/practitioner safety, standardization of EMS licensing/credentialing, and the integration of EMS into the broader health care system.
Use the links below to access pdf's of the full bill, a sectional break down of the bill, and the bill’s White Paper.
HR 3144.pdf Field EMS Bill (Section-by-Section).pdf Field EMS White Paper.pdf





The EMS Communications Center In The News


In the wake of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack, a report by Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM highlights the role played by the Milwaukee County EMS Communication Center during Mass Casualty Responses in Milwaukee County and the South Eastern Wisconsin Region.

Get the full story here:  http://www.wuwm.com/news/wuwm_news.php?articleid=12269



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