706-841-2800 info@gtcnc.org

2020 GEMSA PROVIDERS & EDUCATORS CONFERENCE

https://georgiaemsassociation.com/fall-conference

October 10-13, 2020
Savannah Riverfront Marriott

Preconference Options: Oct. 10-11
Conference Days: Oct. 11 at noon to Oct. 13 at 12:30 pm

The Georgia EMS Association encourages you to come to the beautiful city of Savannah, GA, home of the 34th Annual GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference.

We believe you are going to find the educational experience at this conference to be both enjoyable and rewarding.  In addition, we hope you take advantage of some of the great history this city has to offer; stroll down River Street, or enjoy Tybee Island; taking advantage of the many sites and recreational opportunities that exist on the Georgia coast.

BROCHURE

The brochure has details on the conference hotel, an agenda, pre-conference workshops, session descriptions, speaker bios and more! Download it when available in 2020.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be open in Summer 2020.

Please note: members must login in the upper right to view the member prices.   (If you don’t have a password, go to the login screen and click on “forgot my password”. This will e-mail you instructions on how to create one.) If you have trouble, contact the GEMSA office.

CONFERENCE DEADLINES

EARLY REGISTRATION – SEPT. 23, 2020

Price increases by $50 on September 21

PAYMENT DEADLINE – SEPT. 30, 2020

Please note that payments must be received in the GEMSA office by Sept. 30 to confirm your attendance at the conference. You can pay online or mail a payment.

If you don’t pay online, please mail a copy of your registration information with payment to be received by GEMSA by Sept. 30 to:

GEMSA
386 River Point Drive
McDonough, GA 30252

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE – SEPT. 30, 2020

After Sept. 30 you must register on-site.

HOTEL CONFERENCE RATES

2020 GEMSA PROVIDERS & EDUCATORS CONFERENCE –
SUN., OCT. 11-TUES., OCT. 13

$200 – GEMSA Member
$250 – Non Members
     (nonmember rates includes 1 year of GEMSA membership in the
Providers or Educators Division)
$150 – Student (must submit Instructor Confirmation)

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS – OCT. 10-11

Times and prices vary.  See brochure or online registration form for details.  

DAY RATES – MEMBERS & NONMEMBERS

$75 – SUNDAY, OCT. 11
$150 – MONDAY, OCT. 12
$75 – TUESDAY, OCT. 13

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received in either writing or online by Sept. 23, 2020 will receive a refund less a $40 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS after Sept. 23, 2020.

HOTEL – MAKE RESERVATIONS

The host hotel in 2020 is:
Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel
100 General McIntosh Blvd., Savannah, Georgia 31401Get more details and reserve a room here.

GEORGIA TRAUMA SKILLS PROCEDURE LABS

Georgia EMS Association and the Georgia Trauma Commission are offering a Georgia Trauma Skills Procedure Lab in Georgia with two available sessions each day. The sessions have been approved by Georgia’s Office of EMS & Trauma for 4 hours of CEUs.

Each Lab session will be the same lab for both AM and PM. There will be 5 to 7 rotating lab skill stations per session offering the following education: Direct/Video Laryngoscopy; EZ-IO; NIO; Chest Needle Decompression & Anatomy; Difficult Airway Simulation; and Bleeding Control & Wound Packing Simulation.

Please follow the link for registration information:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Trauma_Labs_2020

Your registration will be confirmed upon placement in a group within a few days of registration.  (Dates subject to change if needed due to COVID-19.)

LAB SPONSORS:

Boundtree, Medline, North American Physio-Control, Rescue,
Teleflex, Z-Medica, Zoll

 

 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Fredrick “Fred” Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020

ON BEHALF OF THE GEORGIA TRAUMA COMMISSION and the GEORGIA TRAUMA FOUNDATION

We are devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Robert “Fred” Mullins. Dr. Mullins was a giant in the burn/trauma community and it is hard to comprehend the loss of his presence.
Dr. Mullins was instrumental in the work of the Georgia Trauma Commission serving two terms as Vice Chairman. In addition, Dr. Mullins was a founding member and Chairman of the Georgia Trauma Foundation. He led countless Foundation initiatives including his desire to ensure access to high quality, statewide trauma education as well as advancing research opportunities in the state through research grant programs.
Perhaps his biggest contribution was the countless numbers of lives he touched, both personally and professionally. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with Dr. Mullins, we honor him by continuing the work that was so very important to him. We extend our deepest condolences to the Mullins family and our colleagues at the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America during this difficult time.

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE BURN AND RECONSTRUCTIVE CENTERS OF AMERICA FAMILY:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Fredrick Mullins on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Dr. Fred Mullins faithfully served as the Medical Director of the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital and President/CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America.
In his more than 30 years of caring for thousands of patients, Dr. Mullins helped transform burn care across the nation and the globe. A native Augustan, Dr. Mullins practiced under the leadership of the founder of the burn center, Dr. Joseph M. Still. Dr. Mullins became the Medical Director of the burn center in 2003 and led the center’s transformation into a national presence with 15 locations in eight states.
Dr. Mullins was a member of the Georgia Trauma Commission, a founding board member of the Georgia Trauma Foundation, chairman of the JMS Research Foundation, and was active with the BRCA Foundation and the Burn Foundation of America. In addition, he was a member of other various professional boards and organizations.
Dr. Mullins was immensely dedicated to his family. His loss will be felt across the burn world and beyond. His commitment to his patients, his craft and his staff was unparalleled, and he will be greatly missed.

AFY2020 EMS Trauma Equipment Ambulance Grant

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission (GTCNC) would like to say THANK YOU for

everyone that applied for the first FY 2020 EMS Trauma Related Equipment Grant cycles. The

GTCNC dispersed a total of $944,000 grant awards during FY 2020.

At the request of the EMS Subcommittee, the GTCNC approved another grant award

opportunity using AFY 2020 funding for your EMS agency “GRANTEE” to be used for purchase(s)

of Trauma Related Equipment to equip ambulances. The total amount of funds to be awarded

is $1,123,977 statewide. Our current ambulance count yielded 1,302 ambulances or

reimbursement up of $863.27 per ambulance. Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement

basis only. Attachment D contains the award amount per grantee.

Attached  FY 2020 GTC EMS Trauma Equip Grant Package Round 2  please find the following documents:

Attachment A – Grant Application

Attachment B – Instructions for the required notarized affidavit.

Attachment C – Approved equipment lists.

Attachment D – Awards by Region/Service.

The deadline to submit completed grant packets including your agency applications, affidavit

and copy of invoice or purchase order for reimbursement is on or before April 30, 2020.

Applications received after this date will be returned to the sender.

PLEASE NOTE: We will accept emailed (gtcbusinessops@gtcnc.org) or faxed (706-841-1980)

grant packets to begin processing, but MUST have the originals via mail. Completed grant

packets must be mailed or delivered to:

FY 2020 EMS Equipment Grant Round 2: Georgia Trauma Commission

410 Chickamauga Ave, Suite 332 Rossville, Georgia 30741

 

This grant can be used by the GRANTEE to purchase equipment that is on the required list for

ambulance licensure by the Georgia State Office of EMS and Trauma within the Joint Policy

Statement or the Commission approved list both in Attachment C. The purpose of the FY 2020

EMS Equipment Grant is to reimburse EMS Agencies for equipment purchased from the

approved equipment lists found in Attachment C. This has been updated with the approved

most recent equipment grant cycle.

Georgia Trauma Skills Procedure Labs- Multiple Locations and Dates

The Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia EMS Association is offering a Georgia Trauma Skills Procedure Lab in Georgia with two available sessions each day. The sessions have been approved by Georgia’s Office of EMS & Trauma for 4 hours of CEU’s.

Each Lab session will be the same lab for both AM and PM. There will be 5 to 7 rotating lab skill stations per session offering the following education: Direct/Video Laryngoscopy; EZ-IO; NIO; Chest Needle Decompression & Anatomy; Difficult Airway Simulation; and Bleeding Control & Wound Packing Simulation

Please follow the link for registration information!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Trauma_Labs_2020

Your registration will be confirmed upon placement in a group within a few days of registration.

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY!

LAB SPONSORS:

Boundtree, Medline, North American Physio-Control, Rescue, Teleflex, Z-Medica, , Zoll

 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program Opportunity

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program is based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and meets the guidelines  established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive NAEMT TECC Course Completion Certificates and wallet cards.

Course Locations and Date:

Crisp County    Cordele, GA  March 13-14, 2020

Floyd County – March 21 & 22, 2020

Muscogee Co – Columbus Co. GA     March 28 & 29, 2020

Registration will be limited to 20 students per course  so don’t delay.
The first qualified 20 students will be accepted.  

Applicants beyond that will be placed on a waiting list
Register at the link provided below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TECC-GEMSA

The course registration fee is Grant funded. Lodging and meals are not included with this course.

Central Georgia Region 5 EMS Pediatric Trauma Symposium

Pediatric Trauma Symposium

WHEN: Monday, January 24,2020

WHERE: Central Georgia Technical College H-Building ( Auditorium) located at 3300 Macon Tech Drive in Macon, Georgia

Register Online : www.surveymonkey.com/r/R52020PedsTraumaSymposium

Please e-mail region5rtac@gmail.com for additional details.

Admission  One New Teddy Bear

Discussion Topics: Abdominal Trauma, Mass Casualty Triage, Pediatric Burns, Orthopedic Trauma, Suicide Among Children and Teens and much more.

 

***New this Year….. FREE Pre-Symposium Workshops:

January 23, 2020
8:30a-12p Georgia EMS for Children – Peds CHAMP Orientation

12p-1p Central Georgia EMS-C Lunch & Learn

1p-4p Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention

1p-4p Improving Occupant Protection for Pediatric Patients in Ambulance

Please e-mail region5rtac@gmail.com for additional details

 

 

 

 

2020 GEMSA Leadership Program

2020 GEMSA Leadership Program
Applications due January 31, 2020

The Georgia EMS Association (GEMSA) is currently accepting applications for Year 9 of the Georgia EMS Leadership Program for 2020. All application materials must be MAILED to Kim Littleton, Leadership Program Director & GEMSA Executive Director, postmarked no later than January 31, 2020.

Please note: All applications must be submitted by mail as no email or fax copies will be accepted.

The GEMSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to conduct the ninth EMS Leadership Education and Training Course in 2020.  The class will be conducted during four (4) up to one week sessions at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and other locations across the State.  This funding will allow us to pay for all expenses, except for travel to and from the course, for participants selected for the program.  We will accept 25 students into the course.   

Learn more…

Download the cover letter about the program and learn about its history.

The course outline is available here along with the material that is tentatively scheduled to be presented during each session. The outline also lists the dates and locations (if determined) for each session.

Download the application here.

To be considered, your application package must contain the following documents:

  • Minimum Qualifications – A, B or C
  • Letter of Endorsement – A, or B, or C
  • Student Information
  • Student Essay
  • Student Commitment Verification
  • Supervisor acknowledgement of Leadership participation

Details regarding each element are on the application form.

This program, after eight very successful years, has captured national attention and is positioned to shape the future of EMS leadership training. We hope that you will choose to be a part of the 2020 class of the Georgia EMS Leadership Program.

All application materials must be MAILED to Kim Littleton postmarked no later than Friday, January 31, 2020 to:

Kim Littleton, Leadership Program Director
Georgia EMS Association
245 Oakland Pkwy, #608
Leesburg, GA 31763

All information is available on our website here

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The mission of the Georgia EMS Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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Contact GEMSA:
Mary Napier, Communications Specialist – communications@georgiaemsassociation.com
Cathy White, Program Coordinator – program@georgiaemsassociation.com
Kim Littleton, Executive Director – director@georgiaemsassociation.com
386 River Point Drive | McDonough, GA 30252 | tel: 229.402.2240
www.georgiaemsassociation.com

Injury Prevention Grant Information

INJURY PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
REQUIRED LETTER OF INTENT DUE TODAY BY 5PM*
Friday, December 20, 2019
APPLICATION PERIOD
Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, February 7, 2020
AWARD AMOUNT
$10,000 – $30,000
ABOUT THIS INJURY PREVENTION GRANT
The Georgia Trauma Commission in partnership with the Georgia Trauma Foundation is initiating a grant program that seeks to reduce the burden of injury in Georgia. To realize this goal, we are awarding several grants that will catalyze and advance priorities that address the top mechanisms of injury Georgia: falls, transportation injury, and intentional injury. Successful proposals will be data-driven and leverage community partnerships to provide evidence-based or evidence-informed injury prevention programming targeting at-risk populations. We will prioritize projects that demonstrate:
  1. Engagement of trauma system, community and professional partners
  2. Cost effectiveness
  3. Ease of replication and sustainability in a variety of settings
GRANT ELIGIBILITY
Any organization or agency in and serving residents of the state of Georgia able to receive funds.
* LETTER OF INTENT
Letters of Intents (LOIs) are required and are due Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5pm EST. LOI’S will not be used to prevent full application submission, they are only a guide to prepare for the review process.
LOIs must include:
  • Title of the project
  • The name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of the Principal Leader(s)
  • Names and affiliations of partners and/or organizations, if any
  •  A 30-line abstract of the proposed project (Arial, 11-point font; 0.5-inch margins; single -spaced)
REVIEW PROCESS
Experts in the fields of injury prevention will conduct a blind review and score applications based on programs that:
  • use a data-driven approach based on sources that may include trauma registry, hospital administrative data, public health or population data.
  • address major causes of injury in Georgia using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies.
  • have an evaluation plan to measure the impact and disseminate these findings to further the field of knowledge.
  • are relevant across the state of Georgia or specific to regional needs within the State.
If you have any additional comments or questions please contact Lori Mabry at lori@georgiatraumafoundation.org.