EMS Provider Resources
  • Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) - In a unique effort, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance has created this program to provide death and educations benefits to eligible survivors of federal, state or local public safety personnel whose death was the direct and proximate result of a personal (traumatic) injury sustained in the line of duty. Please visit their website for more information and to download the PSOB Information Kit.
  • CDC's Get Ahead of Sepsis website - The CDC is dedicated to educating EMS providers to be alert to the signs and symptoms of Sepsis. Find educational resources, infographics and fact sheets to share with EMS personnel.
  • NHTSA's Office of EMS recently shared the document "Nerve Agent Information for EMS and Hospitals", which serves as a refresher on standard protocols for recognizing, treating and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures.  This best practices document was prepared by NHTSA's Office of EMS, HHS ASPR, DHS, and the National Security Council.
  • US Department of Homeland Security recently released an  informational video - titled "Fentanyl:  The Real Deal"for EMS, law enforcement and fire department personnel responding to suspected Fentanyl overdoses. 
  • Department of Children & Families Safe Haven Act - the law allows anyone to drop off a newborn baby (within the first 30 days of life) at any hospital emergency room in Connecticut.  While details vary in each state, all 50 states in the country have some form of Safe Haven Law. To see how each state differs click here for a map showing detailed state-by-state information.
Connecticut-specific informational links
Connecticut designated rural towns by CT ORH
 PSAP MAP
 
Public Health Agencies
Emergency Medicine Associations and Journals
EMS Associations and Information
Informational Links

 

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