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News archive: Apr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Summit Bechtel Reserve’s Veterans & Community Heroes Appreciation Day

As a valued member of our community we would like to formally invite you and your staff to the Summit Bechtel Reserve’s Veterans & Community Heroes Appreciation Day, June 16. For more information, required registration and necessary method of identification, click on the title above.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ray Allen Steward May 28, 1951 - April 15, 2018

Ray Allen Steward of Springfield, WV died suddenly on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the arms of his beloved wife, Donna. For more information, click on the title above.

MSAC Meeting to Start at 9 AM and Run Consecutively

Based on the flow of committees and with respect to individual time schedules we have revised the EMSAC meeting schedules to optimize efficiency. Committees will start at 9AM and will run consecutively. Please plan accordingly if you plan to attend a particular session. For more information and/or to download the subcommittee meeting schedule, click on the title above.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fingerprint Vouchers Available

Fingerprint vouchers are once again available through the WVOEMS application system. If you have previously attempted to print out a voucher and received an error, please try again. Should the system fail again, please call the 304-558-3956 and choose the Certification unit. The Certification unit will confirm that your EMS application has been completed, that payment has been received and email a voucher to you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018

The meeting of the Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the WV Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601. The meeting of the Medical Command Committee will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 immediately following the MPCC meeting.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 9, 2018— First Responder Network Authority News

First responder network authority new for April 9, 2018. To read contact and/or download a copy, click on the title above.

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 2, 2018— First Responder Network Authority News

First Responder Network Authority News. Click the title above to read the full item and/or download the document.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Containing Unusual Resistance - Early, Aggressive Action Can Prevent Spread

ore than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by germs resistant to antibiotics. While antibiotic resistance (AR) threats vary nationwide, AR has been found in every state. And unusual resistance germs, which are resistant to all or most antibiotics tested and are uncommon or carry special resistance genes, are constantly developing and spreading. Lab tests uncovered unusual resistance more than 200 times in 2017 in “nightmare bacteria” alone. With new resources nationwide, early and aggressive action—when even a single case is found—can keep germs with unusual resistance from spreading in health care facilities and causing hard-to-treat or even untreatable infections. For example, CDC estimates show that this aggressive approach could prevent 1,600 cases of CRE in one state over three years. Health departments can lead the Containment Strategy and act swiftly with health care facilities and CDC at the first sign of unusual resistance. For more information and to dowload the CDC document, click on the title above.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Voluntarily Recall of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant, 25% Zinc Oxide

MarcasUSA, LLC and Industria Farmacéutica Andromaco, S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant, 25% zinc oxide to the retail level. FDA analysis of this product confirmed that Pasta De Lassar Andromaco is contaminated with high levels of yeast, mold, and bacteria. The specific lot associated to the positive findings was never sold in the US. However, due to the amount and type of contamination the remaining four lots in the US market are being recalled out of an abundance of caution. For more information, click the title above.

Extortion Scam Targeting DEA Registrants

DEA is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller id by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number. Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant’s DEA registration. For more information, click on the title above.

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