Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association
Please note: This information provided is for educational purposes. Any agency who wishes to implement practices listed must follow appropriate procedures for approval from Administration and Medical Direction as outlined per MoBEMS regulations.
CMS FAQ Document for Ambulance Services (Updated 5/27/20 - See pages 22-29)
N95 Mask Decontamination Service
DHSS is currently working with Battelle on a N95 decontamination option. Battelle is a company in Ohio that has been in business for 90 years. They are working with the federal government—FEMA and others—to provide N95 mask decontamination. The service is free but there are exact instructions to follow in packaging the masks and sending them for decontamination.
See documents here:
The first step is to sign an agreement with Battelle, and then information will fall into place. Decontamination will take place in Jefferson City. One of the documents is a map showing the local sites for drop off—all national guard armories. Couriers will take the boxes from the armories to Jeff City. Every effort will be made to return the masks to the drop-off/pick-up site within 72 hours. The agency will get the same masks they sent in.See the documents above and reach out to DHSS or Battelle with questions.
CMS & COVID-19
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Funding for EMS - Action needed today!
4/23/20 - While EMS agencies have received some relief through the passage of the CARES Act, the needs of our EMS agencies and personnel serving on the frontlines of this pandemic war were not adequately addressed through the CARES Act legislation. All EMS systems, whether they are public, private or a combination of both, are struggling.
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CARES Act Grant and Stimulus Programs
There are a few programs that organizations are using to help with liquidity during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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Mental Health Awareness
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