Marion County EMS
August Newsletter 2015
Please Welcome Jeanne Martanovic to the
Jeanne Martanovic, who some of you may know
from the Marion County Weed Department, has joined us as the new Office
Manager. She has been with us for the past two weeks but has worked for the
county since last November. She moved to Marion two years ago from Cleveland,
Ohio where she worked as an Executive Assistant. She lives just outside of town
and is enjoying the country lifestyle. Especially the fact that she gets to
drive 4 miles to work, past beautiful scenery, without traffic! It
doesn't get much better than that.
Please stop by the EMS Office and introduce
EMR course schedule has been finalized
and the paperwork for approval has been filed to the KBEMS for approval. We anticipate
for the class to start in October and end in February. If interested please
Delores Johnson at
Brandy McCarty at
For those who have
mentioned they are interested, we will be sending out information as soon the
class is approved.
SCHOOL IS STARTING SOON!
Football season is right around the corner and standbys will be
starting soon. Please go through your trauma bags and make sure that you have
plenty of stock on hand for those sprains and bruises. It has started out pretty warm and
dehydration could also be an issue along with concussions.
Marion County EMS is looking
for RN’s for INTER-FACILITY TRANSERS!
If you are or know of any RN’s
looking for a way to make extra $$$$, have them call Marion County EMS for more
Please be sure to get a face sheet from the hospital for receiving
patients. If it is a transfer from one
hospital to another get a patient face sheet from the shipping hospital and
send those to the office ASAP it can be the difference between receiving payment
from the insurance before their PIP runs out and they become a self pay
Remember to record the details of a fall patient. How did they fall and in what position you
found them in. Was there a reason that
they fell? Also document how you moved
them from the position found and onto your cot.
This is important information not only for insurance and Medicare but to
be sure that you didn’t cause other injuries that they may complain about after
you turn them over to the ER.
Reminders: All EMS responders
should be cleaning equipment and units after each call to be sure that the unit
is sanitary for the next patient.
Sweeping the unit out and occasionally running a mop over the floor will
make for less work if it is done after each call. It has been tradition that if you do patient
care then your partner is responsible for making sure the unit is ready for the
next call. There are people who receive
compensation on the ambulance crews to maintain the stock checks for outdates
and cleaning the unit, however it is all of our responsibilities to make sure
that if you use something on a call to replace it. PLEASE remember to CHECK the O2 to make sure
it is full!!!!
DON’T FORGET BSI!!!!!!
In other news:
I have placed all the dates and
times of each Marion County EMS crew meeting on this website. Please
feel free to come to any crew meeting for continued education/ credits.
This is August so please remember if you need CEU's, the year is
going by fast.
Thank you to each and every single
person that devotes time and energy for Marion County EMS. Without you all,
this volunteer service wouldn't exist.
Hope you all have had a great summer.
Happy August Birthday the following:
Ronald Mueller 8-9
James Voth 8-13