COVID-19 Resources for EMS
Emergency Medical Services
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
- The Department of Public Health (“DPH”) proposes the revisions to Chapter 511-9-2 of its regulations -
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a physical in-person meeting, however, oral comments may be presented via phone or via WebEx at a public meeting scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. To join the public meeting:
- To join by computer:
- Meeting number: 179 516 8052
- Password: [email protected] (22222641 from phones)
- Join by phone
- +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
- Access code: 179 516 8052
- Password: 22222641 from phones
- The Commissioner of Public Health will consider the proposed rules for adoption on or about Monday, September 27, 2021, to become effective on or about Thursday, October 28, 2021.
COVID-19 Resources for EMS
POLICIES UNDER REVIEW:
- DRAFT EMS Initial Education Program Designation Policy available for review. Comments will be taken from Monday, 3/29/2021 - Friday, 4/30/2021, and were summarized by the Statewide EMS Educational Advisory Committee. OEMS has provided responses to each of the comments received.
RECORDING from Friday, July 16, 2021 OEMS Update (includes EMT-R Proposal):
- Password to access recorded training: Zqj38V6d
Recording link: https://gdph.webex.com/gdph/ldr.php?RCID=b5b3bf7ed3eb447db562604288f1ea17
RECORDING from Friday, April 9, 2021 OEMS Update:
- Password to access recorded training: uPFpS2y3
- Recording link: https://gdph.webex.com/gdph/ldr.php?RCID=dbaa42d478df45628fbb8980cf3da10a
Public safety agencies are highly encouraged to reinforce with their field personnel how to respond to and manage a patient of this type. This should include the epidemiology and a summary of current events surrounding the 2019-nCoV. Agencies should also review and practice appropriate PPE levels, handwashing and disinfection practices.
NEW DIVERSION DASHBOARD (live on Monday, 8/3/2020 at Noon). In an effort to standardize the way hospital saturation/diversion status is reported to EMS agencies, the State of Georgia has established a statewide Diversion Dashboard. This is the ONLY official diversion status report for EMS agencies. You can visit the website HERE.
UPDATE (8/26/2020) In our continued response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Office of EMS and Trauma has issued an Emergency Rule that addresses EMS workforce issues and data reporting requirements for EMS agencies. To read the new Emergency Rule, please click.
- For instructions on how to petition the Department to use the alternate staffing model under this Emergency Rule, please click .
UPDATE (7/2/2020) EMS Quick Report Form - click on the version you need (, )
The Office of EMS and Trauma has established this form to be used by EMS personnel to provide patient care information to the receiving facility upon delivery of the patient until a prehospital care report can be completed and submitted through GEMSIS Elite. This new Quick Report complies with the Emergency Rule listed above.
Notes on the Quick Report Form:
- THIS FORM DOES NOT REPLACE THE NEED TO SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC PATIENT CARE REPORT (ePCR).
- Agencies should submit ePCRs to GEMSIS Elite within 24 hours of call completion, and hospitals may access those patient care reports on Hospital Hub. To gain access to Hospital Hub, please contact your Regional EMS Director and they will forward your request.
- EMS Agencies may adapt this form and place their agency name on it, as long as the minimal information is kept on this document.
- By using this form (or one substantially similar to it), hospitals are more quickly able to contact the agency and specifically the crews if a patient that they transported tests positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19.
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