TIME: 3 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT
LOCATION: USD Room 126
Call In: 605-357-1466
Members Present: Corolla Lauck, Dr. Jared Friedman, Diane Hall, Rachel Lamfers, Marty Link, Karla Nygren, Brian Owens (by phone), Sandy Frentz
The book offers scenarios and skills validation with check-off list to help agencies.
Website is up and going. It is a work in progress (sdemcs.org).
Corolla will have a meeting/audit with Dr. Timmerman in the month of November.
Grant period is completed and we will be receiving funds for the new grant year.
Diane provided an activity highlight handout to share work being done on pediatric injury prevention education and activities. Work includes:
Art with a Message
Conferences and symposiums
Safety fairs and injury prevention activities
School and daycare injury prevention activities
McCrossan’s Boys Ranch
National Night Out
Safety Village Bike Camp
USD Nursing events
USD Autism event
Bike Better Day Camp
Poison Control safety event and color contest
Worked with Midco on multiple PSA’s and digital/social media outreach
Hug Seatbelt program
d. Family Advisory - Rachel
Special Needs project – no official name yet. Task force of 8 people have met monthly for the last 6 months. Working on enhancing positive outcomes for medically fragile children.
ABC-SD is partnering with EMS-C on this project. Michael Zuercher is working with the task force to see if there is a way to encompass information for special needs into dispatch information so EMS can work with a medically fragile patient.
Working on an information form and a logo as well as some sort of intake form and program identifiers, trainings for families and professionals, etc to keep the program moving forward.
Really want to work with existing technology to make this program a success. Is Rapid SOS an app that could fit into this project?
They do need to work through some HIPAA concerns.
Want to have a “meet and greet” for EMS personnel and medically fragile families so they can meet in advance and recognize special needs kids/families and also put a face to the project and also decrease stress/anxiety of families and responders.
Working on state conference – it is next week. They have numerous breakout sessions. There are a lot of critical access and rural nurses registered to attend.
Several members will go to Elk Point to teach ‘Stop the Bleed’ at the end of the month.
SDENA won a national achievement award this year – Congratulations to Karen Kaskie!!!
2018 surveys targeted elected officials and community leaders. Based on 2018 survey, did 8 community sessions across the state and then developed a brochure on EMS at the state and local levels to help elected officials, city leaders, hospitals understand EMS at the local level and also understand the challenges of EMS and the issues with maintaining an EMS license.
We know that the 128 EMS services in the state right now will be changing over the next years. State is looking at a legislative process (goal 2021) to look at where do we see EMS in 2040 and what do we need to do legislatively over the next several years to get us there. We need to meet in the middle to help EMS agencies in their work.
Naloxone project – given out over 3,000 across the state. Naloxone in the high schools is moving forward with permissive legislation that was done this year. There are schools looking at and requesting doses of naloxone in school.
Helmsley trust – goal is to provide AEDs to all Law Enforcement across the state. The unit will analyze the CPR being administered. Did a roll out of training sessions last week for several communities – goal is to provide 1,200 devices across the state.
Suicide reports from EPR – numbers continue to rise. Looking at how to get that data into the hands of the right people so work can be done at a local level.
2 units are up and running back at the behavioral health building with one more unit to come on board soon. The last unit will be available by next summer. Well keep a unit open at Yankton for a while. Opened up a unit at Avera POP for peds/adolescents.
Avera opened a neuro-stoke unit in July. They have a neuro- interventionist
New building at 69th and Louise will open on 10-28-2019.
Addiction center and human performance center will both open in January.
Sanford Childrens - Holly: not present
Sanford Poison - Diane/Corolla
Vaping – Corolla has approached Dr. Duncan and is also working with Sanford EMS on an outreach/education piece on vaping
New ER open at Rapid City Regional. Looking at developing a secondary pediatric response cart and 2 pediatric procedure carts to expand their capacity to work with peds in the ED.
Looking at changing trauma criteria and adding some specific pediatric criteria based on injury patterns. More to come.
They provide helmets through the “don’t thump your melon” program. Strider Co. provided bikes to schools to teach kids to ride. They have given out over 3,200 helmets to all kindergarten kids as part of the partnership.
Healthcare Coalition - focus for this year remains on pediatrics. This is a federal requirement within the program. Corolla continues to support the effort with her knowledge and expertise in the field. The statewide exercise (January/February 2020) will have a pediatric component. All participating healthcare agencies across the state will be required to participate in this exercise.
Sioux Falls Public Health – we have officially entered flu season. There have been 3 confirmed cases of influenza in the state already this season. We are busy with PODs at area schools.
Meeting adjourned Minutes respectfully submitted by: Sandy Frentz