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 Thursday, Nov 20 
CDC Report: ER visits at record high, 96% needed medical care within 2 hours (EMS World)
The nation's emergency departments saw more than 136 million patient visits in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, compared with 129.8 million in 2010, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Thursday, Nov 20 
Paramedic: Breathitt County Ambulance, Inc., Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Wednesday, Nov 19 
Campbellsville University fined $4,000 for safety violation connected to fatal charity event (Lexington Herald Leader)
Campbellsville University has agreed to pay $4,000 to settle a workplace-safety citation issued in connection with a charity event that led to the death of a firefighter.

 Wednesday, Nov 19 
Paramedic: McIntosh Ambulance, Inc., Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
KBEMS offering early registration discount for EMS LINKS (KBEMS)
KBEMS is pleased to inform interested persons that an Early Bird Registration for EMS LINKS is available for $100 through January 31, 2015.

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
Ambulance crashes on run in Scott Co. (Lex18)
As rains changed into snow Monday morning, the roads quickly got very slick causing more than 20 wrecks, including one involving an ambulance.

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
EMT-Paramedic: Breathitt County Ambulance, Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Monday, Nov 17 
Defining value: The role of the ambulance service in an integrated healthcare system (EMS World)
EMS must articulate its value in terms of cost-savings for healthcare systems, provider and patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

 Monday, Nov 17 
Dog hitches a ride to hospital with his human (CNN)
Good boy Buddy! Buddy the dog went for quite the ride recently after his owner wasn't feeling well.

 Sunday, Nov 16 
Women posing as EMTs in Johnson County (WKYT)
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office received a phone call early Saturday morning saying three women were in a Paintsville neighborhood posing as Emergency Medical Technicians.

 Saturday, Nov 15 
California first state to transmit NEMSIS Version 3 EMS data to national database (EMS World)
Migration to NEMSIS Version 3 will enhance ability to evaluate EMS systems, develop quality measures and integrate with other data sources.

 Saturday, Nov 15 
Snow accumulations likely Sunday into Monday (WKYT)
While the arctic cold is difficult to ignore, we're tracking a significant early season storm system likely to bring the first accumulation of snow to the bluegrass state Sunday night.

 Saturday, Nov 15 
Life-saving for dummies: ALS simulator mannequin helps train emergency medical staff (Glasgow Daily Times)
Barren-Metcalfe County EMS is using two grants from the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services for the purchase of the ALS Simulator, a total of 20 cardiopulmonary resuscitation head-and-chest training mannequins and three - an adult, a child and an infant - intubation heads for breathing-tube training.

 Saturday, Nov 15 
The Provider: 2014 Fall Edition (KAPA)
The 2014 Fall Edition of The Provider, the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association's quarterly newsletter.

 Friday, Nov 14 
Traffic switch on I-65 in Bullitt County begins Nov. 16 (WDRB)
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a change in the traffic pattern on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

 Friday, Nov 14 
Home intruder pretends to be Paramedic (SurfKY)
According to a Paducah Police report, a Paducah man was arrested after he broke into the home of a 77-year-old man and pretended to be a paramedic sent to check on the man.

 Friday, Nov 14 
WDRB confronts SE Bullitt Fire Chief about spending concerns, empty firehouses (WDRB)
Questions about spending. Concerns about empty firehouses. When WDRB tried to ask Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield about it, things got heated.

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2015 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a short session limited to 30 days that begins with Part 1 on January 6. A break is scheduled to begin January 10 and Part 2 convenes on February 3. Feb. 6 is the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 13 is the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 17 is the last day for new House bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 10 through March 20. The final two days scheduled are March 23 through March 24. The schedule may change.
   Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - BR 322: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - BR 59: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - BR 333: Oct 31-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, protocols relating to - BR 164: Oct 24-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Substance abuse, treatment of - BR 195: Sep 26-Prefiled by the sponsor.


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