Region I Emergency Medical Services Council Meeting
David Stithem, Region Chair, called the June 16, 2010 meeting
of the Region I
The minutes of the
The financial report was presented and motioned for approval by Kerry McCue. Mickie Helberg provided motion second. Motion carried.
Train the Trainer
The recommendation going to the Kansas Board of
The EDTF subcommittee
has been working for some time on a document to outline how to become an educator
in the state of
Elections: David Stithem is current serving the Region
as Chair. Kerry McCue is Vice Chair, Deb Kaufman is Secretary, and Jayne Holle
and Dave Burgess are members at large.
Nominations from the floor for Chair were opened. Pat Conrad nominated David Stithem. Nomination was seconded by Letitia Keenan. Jayne Holle moved nominations cease. Dave Burgess provided motion second. Motion passed. Council vote for David Stithem as Chair passed.
Nominations for Vice Chair opened. Mickie Helberg nominated Kerry McCue. Jayne Holle provided nomination second. Jayne Holle moved nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Kerry McCue as Vice Chair. Motion seconded by Dave Burgess. Motion passed.
Nominations were opened for the position of Secretary. Jayne Holle nominated Deb Kaufman and nomination second was provided by Mickie Helberg. Jane Wyatt moved nominations cease and a unanimous ballet be cast for Deb Kaufman. Motion passed.
Region Coordinator Evaluation: Gary Winter`s yearly evaluation was sent to all Council members. Those returned were tabulated and resulted in a very good evaluation. Prior to the meeting, Gary Winter and David Stithem reviewed the composite evaluation. Dave Burgess moved the Council increase the region coordinator pay by $100 dollars a month effective immediately. The motion second was provided by Jeff Miller. Motion passed.
Practical Examination: We have been asked if we would entertain the possibility of working with Region II to provide practical examinations in our Region. http://www.ksbems.org/ems/?page_id=1633 is a reference page for exam information. Following lengthy discussion, Jayne Holle moved we pursue negotiations with Region II regarding participation in the testing process. Pat Conrad provided motion second. Motion passed.
Educator`s Conference: The Train the Trainer course will be applied for to meet the requirements for an Educator conference. Jeff Miller moved we also pursue a second educator conference this fall. Scott Reese provided motion second. Motion passed. David Stithem will contact presenters to check on availability of programs.
800 MHz Radio Training: The ambulance 800 MHz radios - one per service - are delivered.
Jason Moses inquired about a date to do a brief training session. They will
also come to each county after the system is turned on, predicted to be after
Reminder: January 2013 narrow banding requirements by the FFC require that all UHF and VHS radios, including ambulance radios, storm spotter radios, storm alert warning sirens, and other equipment that operates with UHF and VHS has to be reprogrammed and narrow banded. The Med 7 channel will also no longer be operational. Budget accordingly.
Homeland Security - Strategic Planning:
the next meeting is this Monday.
The Homeland Security Region will
be working on a strategic plan. Statewide patient tracking, equipment resource
inventory, completion of ambulance 800 MHz radio placement, and more developed
response plans are being considered.
KEMSIS User Group Meeting:
Page Wolfberg & Wirth Webinars: Page, Wolfberg, and Wirth Webinars are delivering important update information. Please let us know if you are scheduling a Webinar at your location and if you will allow others to attend for shared payment.
Trauma Committee Report:
o Deb Kaufman reported we had good attendance at the May 5, 2010 Regional Trauma Meeting. Minutes are available at http://www.kstrauma.org/nw_council.htm. The trauma education calendar is available at http://www.kstrauma.org/nw_training.htm.
o Kerry McCue reported on the ACT meeting. Meeting minutes are available at http://www.kstrauma.org/advisory_council.htm/ The Council discussed changes in requirements for medical direction.
Homeland Security Report:
o Deb Kaufman reported the minutes for the June 2010 meeting of the NWKS Homeland Security Council are available at http://www.ksready.gov/NWKRC_Minutes.shtml. Please review as there is much information.
o Advanced Planning Concepts Training July 22 - 23 in Hays, KS.
reminded there is training available at
o We will need your department input for strategic planning.
Curricula / Guidelines: Ken Tharman reported on the
We had that face-to-face
EDTF Committee Report: David Stithem reported the EDTF had not met. They will be meeting soon to discuss the relations relating to the transition.
Stithem and Deb Kaufman attended the STEMI meeting in
June Board of
Planning and Operation Committee:
June Board of
Kerry McCue stated his
report on statewide communications is short as the executive committee has not met
recently. Their next meeting will be the 16th. The state has
projects underway that when completed will result in 14 towers remaining to
complete MOTOBridge updates on. Due to activity in
EMSC – Sarah House
reported on the on line medical direction performance measure. An 800 number is
being provided to give access to a pediatric specialist. Protocols are set and
ready to go to the review panel. She plans on distributing them to Board
members within 2 weeks for their review. EMSC surveys are also going out within
the next 2 weeks. The Education Pediatric Symposium was very successful with
280 attending. Next year`s symposium is in planning
ACT: Jane Faubion gave
the report in Rosanne Rutkowski`s absence. Attendance was up at the trauma
meetings. They have been asked to participate in the trauma triage guideline
pilot program and
o Office of Rural Health has no new business.
KEMSA - August 12-15
is their annual conference. Website registration is available.
o KEMTA - Randy Cardonell reported KEMTA had their conference in April. They are working on next year`s April 8-10, 2010 and are considering a weekend workshop this fall.
o Region I: Gary Winter reported Region I will meet June 16, 2010 and this is their annual meeting with elections. The transition train-the-trainer course with the Freisen group is August 28 – 29, 2010.
Region II just finished
12 lead classes for Region II in Garden City and Liberal with good turnout.
They are beginning the
Region IV: Pam Kemp
reported on the Educator workshop. They hosted a Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Webinar on healthcare issues and will be hosting a second Webinar focused on
new signature requirements June 23, 2010. They will next meet June 9, 2010 at
o Region 5 had no report.
o Region 6 – The Region VI annual election meeting July 15, 2010. They are working on the trauma triage field guideline implementation. Their transition meeting with the Friesen group is September 26 and 27, 2010.
o Dave Cromwell reported on the service/vehicle licensing cycle. Approximately 20 services did not fall into any category for medical protocol approval. Next year`s cycle will follow the new language passed during the legislative session. Education on the process will be distributed before the next cycle begins. Steve Sutton also reported those who have a duty to respond but currently do not have medical direction will need to identify such.
o Representative Neighbor requested Kansas Medical Society be asked to be present at the next meeting to facilitate documented discussion. The medical director data form sent out contained misleading language and was rectified but not prior to it causing confusion. It will be addressed prior to the next renewal cycle. The issue will be put that on the agenda for the meeting planned prior to the next board meeting.
o Vehicle Inspection proposal – Grant Helferich presented a concept for a vehicle inspection program modeled after the education program provider. He provided a sample form which exceeds current inspection requirements. We had lengthy discussion and it is possible a considerable financial impact might be obtained simply by extending the date on the current form to a one year window. It bears further discussion.
o The duration and format of the P & O committee meetings was discussed to consider committee membership and reworking the schedule. All reports were requested to be submitted in writing prior to the Board packets going out.
Kerry McCue addressed
the committee regarding the service director`s task
force that had been formed in the mid to late 90`s. They have worked to update
o Steve Sutton gave a report on 2010 legislation. SB262 - passed (scope bill). Other legislation will need to be reintroduced. Regulations will be needed for implementation date of SB262.
o An additional amount was just made available for the KRAF Grant. The first group awards are in progress. The second group has started. 41K additional funding is needed to fund selected projects.
o Darrel Kohls presented the KRAF Committees recommendations for the grant: approved. JR Behan suggested a ``helpful hints`` document be drafted to services with non-funded applications.
o 36 services have received EIG funding to date.
o Dr. Hornung reported on the Medical Advisor Council. The council makeup will include a Board member, a physician Board member, two urban physicians, a rural physician from the east, a rural physician from the west, and two physicians at large. The committee accepted recommendations.
o The Board can define/refine the scope: SB262. Board staff was directed to concentrate efforts on implementation of 262.
o There will be a secure site for Board information for the next meeting, i.e. investigations cases.
o The Executive Director search is ongoing. A self-assessment tool will be sent to applicants.
o Audits continue.
o Staff is updating the desk manual for facilitating the exam process. They are interviewing for the exam coordinator position.
Variances: I/C request
with only one letter of recommendation submitted so far. Denied incomplete. A
TOII and Fire Instructor I must complete the
Carman Allen will
combine the information from the documents assembled at the
The Friesen Group is
on schedule. There was discussion on progression. Likely, one will need to be
Reg. Review: 109-5-1,
109-5-3, and 109-11-1 go to public hearing
The contract has been completed
with Region II. The first exam is
Investigation Committee: It was requested services develop a policy for drug / alcohol testing of
staff if they do not have one in place. Several additional cases were
Full Board meeting,
o Transition testing will be specified in regulation not statute.
o The Educator`s Proposal failed to gain approval.
o The Medical Advisory Council physician membership was appointed: Dr. Lester Richardson, Dr. David Kingfisher, Dr. Sean Herrington, Dr. Joel Hornung, Dr. James Longbaugh, and Dr. Michael Machen. A Board member and one remaining physician ( Sedgwick County Medical Director, if agreed) will be appointed.
o A presentation by Dr. Allin and Dr. Hornung will be available on the Board website.
o The KEMIS program name was changed to KEMSIS due to title conflicts.
o On behalf of the Board, Joe Megredy presented a plaque and roll call certificate to Colonel Dale Wasson`s wife and daughter. Colonel Wasson served as a member of the Board from 2005 until his death.
comment, Terry David reported the
Kerry McCue moved to adjourn. Jeff
Miller provided motion second. Motion passed.
Deb Kaufman, Secretary
(These minutes are pending Council approval.)
Gary Winter, Region I Coordinator