COVID-19 Resources

KEMSA has been working closely with national, state, and local partners to navigate guidance and resources for the COVID-19 response. Below are resources, documents, and links that may be useful to your agency. Please remember things change quickly and all treatment guidelines and/or protocols would need to be approved at your local level.  We will continue to add resources here instead of sending out emails for every resource added.

Newest Additions


Webinars/Trainings

Documents


Helping Our Own

This is a stressful time for first responders. If you know of someone who needs help or would like more information about helping your own, please reach out to KEMSA's peer support society for resources.

KEMSA Peer Support Society
Representing anyone with an interest in peer support and/or helping our own.  The Peer Support Society was created in 2018.  The society was created to: provide support to first responders throughout Kansas mentally, emotionally and physically; provide support to Peer support teams throughout Kansas; provide mental health education and resources to Kansas providers; represent the mental health concerns and interests of providers at the local, regional, and state level; and to support the mission of the Kansas EMS Association.  
President - Chrissy Bartel - (316) 772-0494

Mental Health Resources:

Upcoming WebinarS

Pinnacle Webinar Series - Combatting Cumulative Stress: Caring for Caregivers and Learning the Art of Self-Care
Tuesday, May 19, 2020. | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Register for FREE here.

NAEMT Free CE Webinar, Best Practices in EMS Triage and Transport Destinations - During and After the Pandemic
May 21, 12 pm CST
 - Join Drs. Ed Racht, Craig Manifold and Stein Bronsky for a discussion of best practices and lessons learned in triaging and determining transport destinations for COVID-19 and other non-COVID emergency patients. REGISTER HERE.

Action Needed: Funding for EMS - Take Action Today!

4/23/20 - While EMS agencies have received some relief through the passage of the CARES Act, the needs of our EMS agencies and personnel serving on the frontlines of this pandemic war were not adequately addressed through the CARES Act legislation. All EMS systems, whether they are public, private or a combination of both, are struggling.

Please ask Congress to provide direct funding relief for EMS in Phase 4 COVID-19 legislation to ensure that we can safely continue to serve our communities! It takes less than a minute!

TAKE ACTION HERE.  It only takes a few moments.

Advocacy - Kansas

Advocacy - National

CARES Act Grant/Stimulus Updates

News Updates

From EMS Services:

The documents below can include, but aren't limited to: COVID -19 specific protocols, policies, COOP plans, and more that might be helpful to others.  If you would like to share your items, please send them to Mary Napier.

*Disclaimer: Each agency must verify the practices listed comply with current recommendations from KDHE.  Remember things are changing rapidly.  

Consulting resource for services or health departments:
Paige Dodson, MD, MPH, FAAFP - cmo@kemsa.org
KEMSA Chief Medical Officer

Reno County EMS Documents (3/27/20)

Butler County EMS Documents

  • Tracking of COVID-19 All Data (4/3/20) - See instructions in the excel worksheets.
  • Pandemic Incident Plan (3/7/20)
  • Dispatch SOP - a tool for 9-1-1 call centers to use to identify and track the current outbreak that was accepted by the National Academy as an example protocol, and we have permission to share this protocol with others.  Note: the SOP is in flux. (3/7/20)

Sedgwick County EMS Documents

  • COVID-19 Manual (updated regularly, so this might not be the latest version)

Other Resources

Midwest Medical in Wichita and Scott City are available for assistance with transports.

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