Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Service Council

25 B Street, Suite A Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

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What is New with MBEMSC

01/08/18

Reporting and Control of Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Illness Clusters

Each winter, clusters of respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) illness occur in Massachusetts’ long term care (LTC) and assisted living (AL) facilities.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences receives an average of 102 reports of GI illness clusters and 147 reports of respiratory illness clusters in these facilities annually, representing considerable illness among residents.

 

A cluster is defined as an increase in illness above what is expected for your facility with regard to place and time, regardless of any positive or negative laboratory test results.

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01/04/18

EMS EMERGENCY WAIVER

Please find attached two (2) emergency waivers issued by the Department of Public Health for (1) Weather Related Waiver for Staffing and (2) Weather Related Waiver for Transport to Emergency Shelters.

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09/28/17

Emergency Statewide Treatment Protocol Update, Protocol 2.13 Pain Management

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