Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association
MEMSA is a nonprofit, statewide, professional association committed to high quality emergency medical services across Missouri.
Since 1983, MEMSA has provided leadership in education, training, and legislation.
MEMSA provides a forum for EMS professionals to accomplish common goals that ensure quality EMS care is delivered statewide. MEMSA members are invited to be involved in collaborative efforts to achieve these and other goals.
Vaccinations by EMTs
The Chair of the Missouri State Advisory Council (SAC) on EMS asked that a survey be done on the following topic...
57% yes / 38% no
We limited the responses to one per agency and had a mix of ambulance services, schools, fire departments, air medical, and a few hospitals responded. The comments are listed but not with who provided them.
How has the pandemic impacted you?
Do you recall an experience that was a high point for you?
How about a low point?
What have you learned?
What have you overcome?
No matter what, you are not alone.
For the spring issue of the Missouri EMS Connection, we want to remember 2020 for the impact it had on EMS providers/services, the highs, the lows, the lessons, the obstacles, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic is not something you will soon forget, and it is not over yet.
If you want to help us remember the pandemic so far - the good, bad, and ugly - please submit photos and a paragraph describing one of your memorable experiences (good or bad). Let's use this as an opportunity to share, heal, and hold each other up. You are not alone.
Send your photos and a paragraph (less than 300 words) to email@example.com by Feb. 15.
As EMS is now able to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination, there may be hesitancy among some personnel to get the shot. Below, please find links to videos produced by Health and Human Services/Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR) “to combat vaccine hesitancy and encourage intake of Flu and COVID vaccines in EMS.”
Additionally, please find a link to a podcast provided by Washington University in St. Louis and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). This episode seeks to “assuage and answer” many of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination. There are also free CEUs offered after taking the quiz at the end.https://butwhyemspodcast.libsyn.com/
Back in October, MEMSA used several surveys to try and consider the issue of a paramedic shortage in Missouri. We surveyed ambulance services, paramedics schools, field paramedics (not EMTs or administrators who are paramedics), and the BEMS. Below are the summaries from those surveys. We are working to analyze the rest of the comments and working on the next steps. Thanks to everyone who participated!
MEMSA Group Buying Discounts
Savvik Buying Group is the nation's largest non-profit public safety Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), whose vast assortment of contracts and programs can assist you in saving time and money.
Savvik recognizes your independence to buy from who you want, when you want, and they make sure that your freedom is paramount in its agreements. Many of these programs are already bid and awarded and you can simply link to the contract of your choice. Discounts are available to individual members of MEMSA for personal use from companies like Staples, Grainger, 5.11, AT&T, Best Buy, TKK Electronics, entertainment packages, rental cars, IDShield, Hotel Engine, and much more!
See complete details on what the Savvik Buying Group can offer you on their website.
A voice at the regional, state and national level
$10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy
Annual conference with CEUs
Missouri EMS Connection magazine
Savvik Buying Group - see more information
And much more!
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