Calhoun County EMS Advisory Council
Quarterly Meeting Minutes October 28, 2010
Kerrie Hull EMA/911 Coordinator
Mathew Ringgenberg Lake City Ambulance
Tami Kinney Calhoun County Public Health
Jason McKenney Fire Service
Kris Kavanaugh Lohrville Ambulance
Mike Anderson Law Enforcement
Paul Arens Iowa Central Community College
Ken Hying City Mayor (Lake City)
Kris Kavanaugh Lohrville Ambulance
Open Medical Director
Luke Winkelman Calhoun County EMS-Rockwell City
Lisa Lang Calhoun County EMS-Manson
Scott Jacobs Calhoun County Supervisor
Kim Gutz Pomeroy Ambulance
Lisa Lang Manson Ambulance
Jeff Vosberg Farnhamville Ambulance
Shirley Ellis Stewart Memorial ER
Darius Miller Citizen
State Regional Representative: None attended
Charles Peyton, Calhoun County EMS
Devin Collins, Calhoun County EMS
Meeting called to order at 1900 by Hull, EMS Coordinator
Approval of the April 29, 2010 and August 12, 2010 minutes
Motion to approve by Kinney, seconded by Arens. Ayes unanimous.
I-Jobs II grant. Calhoun County was awarded an I-Jobs II grant for the purposes of
construction of an Emergency Services Building. This building will house the Calhoun
County EMS service, the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, the
Calhoun County E-911 office, the Calhoun County primary Emergency Operations
Center, a training room and can be utilized for sheltering if needed. Grant is being
finalized and will work on the bidding to begin as soon as possible.
A. Protocol Revision template. Copies of some of the State of Iowa new protocol drafts
were distributed. The State is reformatting the protocols. They have removed a lot
of the information and have made it streamlined to just be the minimum level of care.
The purpose is to get each service and Medical Director to put in their requirements.
Hull distributed a draft of protocols Calhoun County EMS service is working on. The
intent is to put back in the informational PEARLS, have it made into algorhythm
format to be easier to follow. We will keep working on getting all into draft format and
then develop a committee to review and provide input prior to having all services in
Calhoun County adopt.
B. Draft By-Law changes. A copy of the new draft of by-laws was distributed. The
recommendation is to accept as written with the change under Quorum to be those in
attendance with a minimum of 5. Motion to accept with this change by Anderson,
seconded by McKinney. Ayes unanimous.
Election of officers needs to be done. Nominations for President, Vice President and
Secretary were done with election by ballot to be done in January. Those nominated
are: President Mike Anderson and Jeff Vosberg
Vice President Jeff Vosberg and Kim Gutz
Secretary Tami Kinney and Shirley Ellis
A. Coordinator Report:
Training calendar distributed. The Protocol Review in January postponed due to
the State not having new protocols completed. Lohrville has requested to have a
June driving class, an October Cardiac Emergency class and an April Trauma
class at their station. Farnhamville has requested February 9th Blood borne
Pathogen and Medical Emergency class at their station. Lake City did not have
any requests at this time. The calendar will be updated.
There is an EMT-B class due to start in Manson in December. We will send out
updates when it has been finalized.
2. Skills Reviews:
Classes were held quarterly with several services attending. Devin will work on
getting updated lists to service directors of those that need additional skills.
3. CQI and Measurable Outcomes:
Distributed to services in attendance. We do not have any records from Lake
City to present to the council.
4. Satisfaction Survey Report
Reports for all services distributed.
Hull distributed the following:
Draft EMSAC minutes from October 14, 2010 and the Scope of Practice Draft dated
9/30/2010. Arens talked about transition and the committee he has been working with at
developing a guide. Arens also discussed that the new EMT course will increase from
the current 124 hours to approximately 170 hours. It must be a minimum of 150-190
hours. The Advanced EMT will be 150-250 hours and the EMR will be 48-60. The
Paramedic won’t change from the current PS course. This will start August 1, 2011.
Final EMS System Standards document dated September 2010. It has been refined
after the stakeholders met with the 4 pilot counties and decreased the number of
standards within the document. The next step is to work on funding to assist in
implementation at the State level.
Narrow bandwidth information for each city was distributed. Some already had been
sent to fire departments and cities. This inventory was done by L & M Electronics and
includes all of the equipment they have sold to each community. Some of these may not
be in existence any longer. Those that you have are marked if they are narrow
bandwidth compliant or not. Start planning and budgeting to replace over the next 2
Ellis asked Hull to pass along the SMCH is currently doing TPA for stroke victims.
Anderson requested service directors to advise their staff to use sirens at a minimum
after 10 pm if possible. Hull included it should be the drivers discretion as they can see
if any pedestrians, children, vehicles etc. that may need the warning. As always law
enforcement or EMS on scene can advise the ALS units coming that they can come
non-emergency and turn off siren.
Meeting adjourned. Motion by Arens, seconded by Kinney. Ayes unanimous.