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Ohio EMS Issues Statement on New Law Enforcement Restraint Laws

How new laws addressing the restraint of pregnant women and children affect certified Ohio EMS providers. More information can be found by clicking the headline.

Mark your calendar for the International Trauma Conference!

Nov. 4-6 in Tampa, Florida

Mark your calendar now for the International Trauma Conference, November 4-6, 2021, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. For more information, check the ITLS International website (click headline for link).

Ohio EMS Is Tracking COVID's Impact on Emergency Services Personnel

Help by completing a staffing survey

The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ State Emergency Response System, the Ohio Division of EMS, and the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are working to track first responder staffing issues throughout Ohio. (For more information click the headline.)

Celebration of Life -- MaryAnn Forrester

Saturday, June 12, 2021

ITLS Ohio friend and supporter to be remembered. (Click headline for more information)

ITLS Ohio Loses an All Star — MaryAnn Forrester

It is with sadness that we report the passing of one of ITLS Ohio's biggest supporters and friends, MaryAnn Forrester, who passed away on January 26, 2021 after a battle with cancer. (Click headline for more information)

COVID-19 Vaccinations Training Offered by Ohio EMS

This program for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine by Ohio EMS personnel contains training elements provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is provided by Ohio EMS as a resource. Click headline for more information.

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!

Ohio Division of EMS is providing PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Click headline for more information.

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!

Ohio Division of EMS is providing PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Click headline for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination of EMS Personnel Is Underway Across Ohio

If you haven’t already received your COVID-19 vaccination, please act now. The window of opportunity for Phase 1A eligible participants is short and vaccination resources will be redirected to the next group of prioritized personnel under the vaccination plan. Click headline for more information.

Ohio Division of EMS Updates Adult EMS Guidelines and Procedures Manual

The utilization of waveform capnography is mandatory for all patients requiring invasive airway devices with the exception of stable patients with no cardiac or pulmonary complaints or symptoms unless ordered by the transferring physician. Click headline for more information.

Ohio Division of EMS Updates Adult EMS Guidelines and Procedures Manual

The utilization of waveform capnography is mandatory for all patients requiring invasive airway devices with the exception of stable patients with no cardiac or pulmonary complaints or symptoms unless ordered by the transferring physician. Click headline for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Training Offered by Ohio EMS

This program for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine by Ohio EMS personnel contains training elements provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is provided by Ohio EMS as a resource. Click headline for more information.

EMS Minimum Staffing During the State of Emergency

Provision requires at least one EMT, advanced EMT, or paramedic to be in the ambulance when traveling to the scene of the emergency.  When transporting a patient, two EMS certified personnel must be in the ambulance. Click headline for more information.

Ohio Rule Changes Affect EMT, Paramedic Scope of Practice

Three amended rules become effective January 31, 2021

The amended rules require the use of diagnostic waveform capnography in the presence of invasive airway management. Click headline for more information.

House Bill 151 Expands Roles for EMS Providers

Signed into Law on Nov. 23, HB 151 will remain in effect until July 1, 2020

House Bill 151 now permits emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, and paramedics to perform emergency medical services in any setting, including in any area of a hospital, if the services are performed under the direction and supervision of one of the following: a physician, a physician assistant designated by a physician, or an advanced practice registered nurse designated by a physician. Click headline for more information.

NATIONAL EMS WEEK - May 17-23, 2020

Our thanks to Ohio's 41,000 EMS providers!

International Trauma Conference - Nov. 13-16, 2019

Conference brochure now available!

Ohio EMS 2019 Summer Webinar Series

Earn EMS CE hours at no cost!