Committee Members Needed

Local 167 is looking for people that want to be involved on AHEMS’ Safety and Crash Review Committees.  There are current openings.  Meeting and time commitments will vary.  Please email L167 Secretary Amanda Groshens  at ajgroshens@gmail.com if you are interested.

Infectious disease update.

Ebola is all over the media but it’s not the only thing to worry about.  Enterovirus D68 and the upcoming influenza season are on the radar as well.

Local 167 leadership has been working closely with Allina Health EMS Management to make sure you have the most up to date information, procedures and equipment.

To that end, you will start seeing new PPE, screening tools, training and information about these important issues.  Susan Long, Director of Clinical Services will be the contact person for AHEMS’ response to these emerging diseases.  Please check your email and the AKN for additional information.  Below are links to Allina’s Infection Control guidelines and the current CDC guidelines.

https://akn.allina.com/patientcare/Patientvisitorsafety/infectioncontrol/emergingdiseases/,DanaInfo=akn.allina.com+index.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html