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News archive: Sep

Monday, September 17, 2018

Emergency Neurological Life Support Course

Just a reminder…the Emergency Neurological Life Support event is a one day course on October 19, 2018 At the SMMC Center for Education offered by the Neurocritical Care Society. The course provides 15 CME/CE/ACPE. The Registration deadline is quickly approaching, so Please Register early, as the price doubles on Oct. 1st. Register at For more information, click on the title above.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Online Application Fixed

Recently, an problem in the Online Application system was identified. Anyone who created a new account in Continuum and then attempted to complete an application for first time certification received the message that their user name and/or password was unknown. This error has been fixed. Anyone experiencing Online Application login problems should: 1) verify their ability to log into Continuum and 2) Verify that their Continuum password has been changed from the default login. If after confirming the above, the person still has issues login into Online Application system, the person should call 304-356-4482 and speak with Robert Dozier.

Nerve Agent Information for EMS, Hospitals Now Available

Following the recent nerve agent poisonings in the United Kingdom, the emergency response community has requested information and advice to enhance preparedness. "Nerve Agent Information for Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals" serves as a refresher on standard protocols for recognizing, treating and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures. For more information and to find the document link, click on the title above.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

International Overdose Awareness Day

In conjunction with this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day, CDC has released the 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes – United States that shows the effects of the prescription and illicit drug crisis impacting the nation. The data show the latest information available on the drug epidemic in America, including various health outcomes, health behaviors, prescribing patterns, overdose, and death. For more information, click on the title above.

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. For more information, click the title above.

ACT Task Force Meeting Sept 19, 2018

A meeting of the Advanced Care Technician (ACT) Task Force on September 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Flatwoods Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard Minnich Dr. Flatwoods, West Virginia. For more information, click on the title above.The Task Force meeting will be open to the public and publicly noticed with the West Virginia Secretary of State's office.

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